Family hike

We took a break from work and house projects to take a nice long family hike this morning. We got up early and headed out to get to the top of Eccles Pass. It’s an 11 mike hike, topping out at 11,900 ft. Super proud of my hikers. They hiked up like champs and ran/hiked down. Pictures are out of order, but you get the idea!

Happy Sunday!



Went on a short hike last night and this is what I saw…

Big toes!!!!


This guy’s name is Isak Heartstone and he was built by a Danish artist named Thomas Dambo.

He is pretty rad.


Hard to tell from the pictures but this guy is huge!

Once again, I love where I live.  I love that I can go out for a hike and see amazing organic artwork like this.  I love that I can be outside year round and find beauty and joy in every step (or ski!).

Go outside.



Back in July

We did a lot in July but packing and moving kinda took up most of our thoughts and time.  We sold our house in Frisco and moved over to Silverthorne.  We downsized our house (by 1/2) and moved into more of a locals neighborhood about 6 miles away.  While we loved living in Frisco, it is less touristy and quieter over here.  We are starting (soon!) a renovation on the house that includes new barn wood looking tile and an updated kitchen.

Just a quick recap of our month of fun:)

Here are some pics of Alice and I at the Frisco SUP triathlon.







We took a day trip to Colorado Springs to see my parents.  It was fun to catch up, hang out and visit Garden of the Gods.

The big kids took off on a mission trip to South Dakota.

My parents came up to see us and check out the new house.  We had a blast playing golf in Bob and Judie’s back yard.  A lot of laughs, for sure!

And more bike racing…always bike racing in the summer!

Phew. Now we are back to August:)

If you are wondering about my daily photos. Well…I was doing great until the move. I’m hoping to get back at it soon! I still try to take pictures everyday, just not following the daily prompt.

Happy summer.


Camping with Friends

This past weekend we took a break from unpacking to have a bit of down time.  We camped at Highland State Park in Fruita.  The weather was perfect for a lake weekend, hot, hot, hot!  The kids lived in their swim suits and got completely water-logged.  They really only took breaks to snack 🙂 We did sneak in a couple of mountain bike rides.  How could we not???  We tried to go early before it got too hot.  It was super fun and we had the trails to ourselves mostly!  The kids always love going with friends.  This was our last hurrah before the start of school.

The kids did take a short break to play a little Bocce ball.


I LOVE that my tent looks like a candy corn….:)


Sunset on the lake…gorgeous.

One of my favorite places and views, the Colorado river.

We are home now and getting back to unpacking. I’m back to work on Wednesday. Feels like summer is winding down…boohooo!