april

april

I’m thankful for this April. For time with Sam and Ben and Ruby. For sunshine and mountains. For the Resurrection of my Savior. And our family and friends near and far that we got to spend time with. We started out April with a bang! A hike up Mt. Baldy on a just perfectly sunny day. Sam […]

let’s march on through.

let’s march on through.

I don’t have anything amazing to report. We survived March and are eagerly anticipating summer around the corner. Ben got in some skiing. We, of course, got out on some trails. But mostly, we just snuggled, loved each other, and made it through. Tough months call for lots of love and I’m thankful for our […]

fullness of life.

fullness of life.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. Melody Beattie On our first day off together in February, we hiked around the hillside and found the most beautiful sights. If you aren’t hiking around the hillside then you are missing out. Little Sammy loved it, and we did […]

shine.

shine.

We started our this beautiful 2019 with a hike and time with Mimi and Poppi. We had a wonderful visit with them and were sad to see them head back to Montana. We love them It was a FULL January. December felt so sleepy and cozy and January was like hitting the ground running and we […]

snuggly december.

snuggly december.

December. Coziest of months. Warmest of times. We cut down our Christmas tree and had the most wonderful Christmas joy. And we enjoyed our simple, wonderful, little life on trails and in the trees and around the fire and with each other. Basher Loop. New trail. Sam happy hiking crew. Love these two. Hillside trail. Peekaboo […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Jingle Bells and Christmas Cheer. We just finished taking down the last of the lights and tucking away the little angel until next year. So I felt like I wanted to sit down and blog away this morning and reminisce on this very happy Christmas. We started our festive cheer by gathering up a tree. […]

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree…

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree…

We loaded up the car and set out for our favorite Christmas tree cutting site. The snow was fluffy, the sun coming up, and the day just perfect. Christmas tree cutting is one of our favorite Christmas traditions and we were so excited to share it with our Sam Saw. (Side note: Is it just […]

slow down, breathe, let things be.

slow down, breathe, let things be.

I love November. The start of the holidays and the crispy, snowy air. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and with Sam growing by leaps and bounds it felt that this November was just full of showing him new things. New trails. New snow. New fun. A big birthday celebration, a visit from Grammy Julie, and […]

my one year old love bug.

my one year old love bug.

It’s hard to believe that 1 year ago my little love bug was born. It has been the best year of our lives. So different. So crazy. So sleepless. But more love than I could ever imagine and more joy that I could ever describe. More happiness. More laughter. More fun. More wonderful. Just the […]

Beautiful days.

Beautiful days.

The start of October also felt like the end of Summer. We said goodbye to my favorite season in style with a fantastic campout and bird hunt with our good friends, the Burtch’s and Turners. There were canoe trips, and fishing, and bird hunting, and campfires, and smores, and all things wonderful. The rest of […]