Category Archives: Family

2017, so far

2017 continues to feed our adventurous outdoor spirits. The kids have snowshoed, gone sledding, and of course hiked. Introducing our kids to new activities has been interesting. For example, when Joe took MJ down the sledding hill we learned that MJ doesn’t … Continue reading

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Week 52: A new begining

Well, it’s finally here. That 52nd blog of our first year of 52 Weeks of Nature. It’s been written since 2016, but with the craziness of the holidays the start of a new year we’ve been busy just living life. … Continue reading

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Week 51: When it all falls down

Our post-election hike was a much-needed retreat from the election. As I breathed in the fresh air and made eye contact with fellow hikers I felt life flow back into my body. I realized that my anger could be used … Continue reading

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Week 49: It’s going to be great!

What do you do when you have hiked all the trails in your county? You explore a new county. This month we will be exploring Boulder Country trails. And we will also be joining two global challenges to get through … Continue reading

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Week 48: Cabin at the Cove

Outdoor living exists everywhere.  Even in places with a sparse population and little industry. Lake McConaughy is one such place. What brought us here? It seemed like a perfect new place for us to explore with our family and to … Continue reading

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Week 47: Selfish to selfless

This weekend’s hike exposed me to a shift in my thinking. I never thought of myself as a selfish person or even a self-centered person. For better or worse, I was taught to always evaluate and favor the greater good of … Continue reading

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Week 45: Refuge for our marriage

This weekend Joe’s parents come down to spend some time with us. This freed Joe and I up for a date day. We, of course, chose to hike. It was weird to arrive at the trail head, snag a front … Continue reading

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Week 44: Shimmering Shades of Gold

I cannot believe that we just wrapped up week 45 of our 52 Weeks of Nature challenge. Has it really almost been an entire year since this journey began? I suppose the reason that the saying “time flies” is so … 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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