You Are My Home

  We had a fun night as a family relaxing here in Sedona getting rest and enjoying each other. We watched Alvin and the Chipmunks and took in this song on Home. It’s what we feel as a family with each other. Regardless of where we are, we have each other as a safe place….

An Adventurous Regular Day

I liked yesterday. We had that beautiful mix of work, adventure and love. Our family culture is both feisty and restful. We all have our morning routines that start the day. I like doing the following: Wash up Make my bed Push ups and crunches Arbonne digestion plus and fizz drinks to hydrate Coffee Read…

Red Rock Crossing, Sedona

You’ve probably seen the iconic image of Sedona –  Cathedral Rock set in the distance behind a beautiful flowing river. I was determined to find that spot during our stay in Sedona – especially since it had water, and we were melting in these +100 summer temps! It’s easy to get to once you know…

Nike Tennis Camps

We are loyal fans now of Nike Tennis Camps. We signed up all three of our kids for 5 full days of focused tennis instruction in Sedona, AZ at Enchantment Resort last week. They loved it! From 9-4 each day, they worked on their technique, serves, and strategy, learning from talented, caring coaches. They were separated…

Petrified Forest National Park

I have a secret goal of visiting all the National Parks in the US. Not everyone in my family knows they a part of this goal yet! 😉 But whenever we start to define our new destinations, I try to see if we can squeeze in another National Park on route. (There are 58, and…

Kicking Summer Off in Ouray

It’s been 9 intense months of sports! We had 9 different kids sports and activities in Nashville in the Fall. Isaac recovered well from his broken leg, and we were eager to snowboard with Team Summit in Colorado. We boarded Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone, A-basin, Beaver Creek, Vail, Purgatory, Ski Cooper, Silverton (Gabe), Crested Butte and Park Cities…

Alaska

How can we capture Alaska in words? The beauty really is magnificent, just as everyone says. It’s almost too surreal – as if living in a photo. We got to spend three weeks this last summer in Alaska, using Anchorage as a home base. Anchorage is just a normal mid-size, almost suburban-like American city. It’s…

Park City 2016

The Salt Lake City area is a pretty special place to our family. We lived just south of the city for a bit when the boys were very young and got our first fix of snowboarding, taking a lesson at Snowbird with my sisters and Don’s brother over Thanksgiving weekend. Our front door opened up…

100 Days of Snowboarding

  I can’t think of a greater thrill in our traveling than when all five of us gun it down a slope together. Last winter we did about 100 days on the snow with Team Summit and freeriding as a family. We all ride Burton boards, have all the cool gear and get amped up…

Nashville in Review

Green tree tops and warm temps in Nashville feel like such a lifetime away! But it’s neat to reflect and remember our time there over the fall. We really enjoyed spending that time with my nephews. All my kids enjoyed just being around them, helping with walks to the park or baths and just making…

Durango With the Dewey’s

  Our family really loves hitting the road. While it feels like a 6 month vacation in many ways here in Summit County, Colorado, we actually do get a little “cabin fever.” So this year, we decided to take a few winter road trips to visit some different mountains and mix things up. We have been to…

Jumping In and Not Guessing

I got some questions from Paul, a friend of a friend, who is launching his own family’s journey. One of the great things about our journey is that it has motivated a lot of people to take a look at this very short life we all have and question the conventions we fall into. Do…