Getting Outside

If you have been reading my blog for more than a second, you know that we love to be outside.  We probably spend just as much time outdoors in the winter as we do in the summer.  My biggest tip (which I learned when we moved to the snowy mountains) was to always wear good warm gear.  Even if I didn’t own a gear store, I would still tell you to wear good stuff.  I am always cold and as anyone who knows me will tell you, I wear my down coat outside AND inside!

I love this time of year.  Snow is covering the mountain tops, the air is crisp and winter is definitely taking residence.  This year we are looking forward to getting outside more on our nordic skis and exploring the backcountry for some great kid friendly trails.  Scott is enjoying riding his fat bike and we both love to get up early and go for a snowy run!

I hope you are embracing the new snow and all that winter has in store!





On this adventure, we headed up the path and then up the mountain to check on the ice flows.  No ice yet but we did find lots of snowy rocks and had some good practice with “three points of contact” hiking!  It was a great afternoon to be outside.


Happy Birthday Sam {14}

Happy day to our oldest kiddo.  I cannot believe that we have a 14-year-old.  Seriously crazy.  Sam is an awesome kid.  He is sweet, kind, smart, empathetic, responsible, loves school (most of the time) and adores skiing and riding his mountain bike.  He can run like the wind and I no longer can even keep him in sight .  He still loves to build with his Legos.  Now that he has read everything on our bookshelf,  he is starting to read the classics and just finished Lord of the Flies. I am blessed to call him my son and I couldn’t be prouder of him!  Happy birthday Sam Man!

This year, Sam’s birthday was a little quieter.  Usually we make the trip to Denver to the Museum of Nature and History but an accident on the snowy highway turned us around halfway so instead we enjoyed a sushi lunch and watched a movie at home.

Love you!

Mom, Dad, Alice, Paige and Mason