12 for 12 {2018}

12 pictures for 12 months of fun.

Last year at this time, I prayed that 2018 would be a better year. We struggled through 2017 and it was hard to see the light but, Thanks be to God, 2018 made for a fun, adventurous and sometimes tough year. Looking forward and praying for 2019.

Happy New Years!













A Saturday in Summit

This is a busy week in our little county.  We are overrun by tourists.  There is lots of traffic and everywhere we go is packed.  We thought about skiing today but with it being a Saturday and a crazy week, we opted for something different.

Ice Skating.

Our little pond across the street from our neighborhood was a perfect spot for a fun morning together.  And we were the only ones there!  Unfortunately, Sam couldn’t join us because he had ski practice. We enjoyed a competitive family hockey match and skated around for almost two hours!






DSC_2138Happy Saturday, friends!


Ski weekend

We have had a busy weekend of skiing. Sam had a couple ski mountaineering races and Paige has two Nordic races. Whew! Lots of driving for Scott and I this weekend! Here are a couple videos of our kids. We are so proud of how hard they worked!!! One more race for Paige tomorrow.

Here is Sam at one of the transitions in his long race today. He started out really well but had trouble with his skins and fell back. He was hoping to qualify for the world skimo championship in Switzerland but that didn’t happen today.

This is Paige’s first classic start. She had a great ski and qualified for the semifinals.

Have a great night!


My birthday {44}

I finally learned this year…to take the day off on my birthday! It was a great day. I read my book, Christmas shopped, went out for lunch and took a long ski. Everybody but Paige was gone on the night of my birthday so she and I ordered pizza and watched a movie.

Here’s to another year around the sun.



We are getting a lot of snow this November.  It’s been fun to see the inches and feet pile up.  Mason and Alice love to play outside.  They built a huge snow-woman, threw snowballs and stayed outside until their fingers were numb.


I’ve said it before…love/hate relationship between these two. Someday, they’ll be best friends, I hope. I try to soak up every bit of “love” I can get because you never know when it will switch😜.


What we’ve been up to…

It’s always busy around here but October is dishing up a bit more spice!

Paige and Mason finished up their XC season with great runs at the state tournament.

Sam and Alice also finished up XC at the regionals race in Eagle-Vail. They both ran strong this season on the varsity team.

Sam got a haircut…4 inches!

The remodel is nearly done, praise the Lord!

Alice entertained us while playing guitar in the high school mariachi band.

Life is good! Now we are switching gears to Nordic skiing, skimo and swim team. Never a dull moment around here!!!

Happy Wednesday!