Back to School

With Challenge B Equipping August 8th, and a CC start date of August 15th …this school year started far too early for my liking.I just wasn’t ready.As the Challenge B director, there’s more work on my plate this year.I’m excited about it, but overwhelmed and stressed.Only having 2 kids in class could be awkward.I’m praying […]


Steve is coaching Sawyer’s baseball team now.He’s playing on a rec league. Sawyer wasn’t so sure he wanted to play catcher, but Steve put him in the pads …and if I dare say, he made quite a cute catcher!I think he even enjoyed himself!

Husky Haven

Yes, we are now a dog family. Meet Dash and Dixie. Right after our Colorado Ultimate Road Trip …mom went with me to South Dakota to make the purchase of a lifetime. While this was a huge step for our family … the discussion is not new.In fact, we have been discussing this for over […]


When in Rome.Ouray is considered Colorado’s jeeping capital.Jeeps, Jeeps, everywhere.Monkey see.  Monkey do. Steve wanted to give it a go.So, we did. A one day jeep rental.Man was it fun.Six of us crammed into a small car.Thankfully the kids have little butts!Steve did all the driving.Up and over Ophir Pass to Telluride. Telluride is a […]

Ouray and Silverton

Ouray is another one of those Colorado mountain towns I have always dreamed of visiting again. I remember going with my parents when I was young. That was – um – a long, long time ago. Naturally, it did not disappoint. We set up home for three nights at the KOA just outside of town. […]

Palisade and Grand Mesa

I’ve always wanted to go pick my own peaches in Palisade.Unfortunately, there are no U-pick farms.But we bought a box from one of the smaller farms. Then we took dad’s suggestion and went up over Grand Mesa.I’ve never been up there.I envisioned a mesa.Flat.  Brown.  Dusty.  Rocky.It was one of the most beautiful places I’ve […]

Glenwood and Hanging Lake

I have always wanted to get back to this pool.Memories of my childhood flooded back.We sat in the same spot I remember sitting … on the grass on the hill above the pool. We (I) decided to hike hanging lake after dinner, to avoid the crowd.We were successful, as we drove right into the parking […]

Colorado Ultimate Road Trip

We are in Glenwood Springs!Today, we will head for Ouray. I planned a long road trip … down to 4 Corners and through Durango … up to Crested Butte … But we opted to stay 3 nights in Glenwood and 3 nights in Ouray, then take day trips to smaller towns.  We found a nice […]