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Week 43: Devils Thumb

***And we are all caught up to this weekend!*** Mountain weddings are the best! Joe and I spent the weekend near Winer Park at Devils Thumb for the nuptials of my close friend. While we didn’t get a hike in, … Continue reading

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Week 42: The beach

Mountains or the beach, mountains or the beach, that is the questions. The answer? Both are absolute treasures and to compare them be an absolute waste of time. This weekend we enjoyed a relaxing mini-vacation visiting my family in the … Continue reading

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Week 41: All by myself

Call me crazy – this weekend I took my two little boys out for a hike all by myself. I had MJ on my back and AJ beside me. Joe went backpacking this weekend, that lucky dog, leaving me to … Continue reading

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Week 40: Majestic View

AJ started preschool this week. We have been building up to his transition to a new school for a while. Now that the day has finally arrived I am filled with emotion…For him (is he going to be okay), for … Continue reading

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Week 39: Picnics and S’mores

***Since we are so behind on our posts the next several updates will include mostly pictures. This will help us get caught up!*** 52WeeksOfNature saw its peak this summer with a lot of hikes and picnics in the mountains. On … Continue reading

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Week 38: Pictures tell the story

This weekend we went up to an awesome outdoor spot in Boulder to meet up with Joe’s cousins. They were in town from Seattle for Erica’s Iron Man event. We picnicked, the kids played on the playground and by the … Continue reading

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Week 37: Set free

I am a 7 on the Enneagram. The 7 is the enthusiast and one of our struggles is the fear of being trapped. And let me tell you, I struggle constantly, and I mean constantly with the fear of being … Continue reading

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Week 36: Back in the habit

Since moving to Colorado in 2010, we have camped all of zero times. This is in stark contrast to our time in Flagstaff, where we camped often, at least 5-10 times a year. Well, we have now gone camping all … Continue reading

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Week 35: The benefits of being wild

I’ve started calling 52 Weeks of Nature “Parenting on the Trails;” and let me tell you that the joys of parenting on the trails are as limitless as the sky. Watching my kids overcome the challenges of being outdoors and … Continue reading

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Week 34: What to do with $10

We decided to take our hike to new heights and head to Evergreen. We chose Elk Meadow Park as our destination and ended up on a little trail called Painters Pause. As a quick side – Kaitlin is about two … Continue reading

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