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Gear Up: Get the Goods

Note: Some of the links within this post are affiliates. We appreciate you clicking through them. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps out our family a little bit! Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer. You know our beloved outdoor places will be packed this weekend. That means it might be a… Read more »

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Gear Up: Preschooler Backcountry Gear

Note: Some of the links within this post are affiliates. We appreciate you clicking through them. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps out our family just a bit! Bursting with color and hosting a symphony of bird song, our little neck of the woods seems to be as eager for spring as we… Read more »

YIKES! One depleted first aid kit.

Gear Up: First Aid Kit

Drifts taller than me linger outside my window; on the deck, ice clings in patches; fierce winds shake the patio doors; the trees still wear their winter browns, yet Spring is officially here. With Spring, at least for our family, comes a gear assessment. After the last backpack trip of the year, our things are put… Read more »

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Getting Out There: Paint Mines

Goals. Funny things they are. They can make you feel a whole host of emotions when writing them down or upon reflection of them. They can simultaneously make you feel invigorated and defeated. This is never more prevalent than the first of the year when we make resolution; staunchly stick to them for a few… Read more »

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Providing the Extraordinary

Parenting. It is hard. It is a thing that I never think I am doing right. In this age of social media, I am inundated with various parenting articles all telling me I am doing it wrong…or at least I could be doing it A LOT better.  I have a messy house, mountains of laundry,… Read more »

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Flies of the Day: 11-12 September 2015

We wanted to end the backpacking season with a bang, but life had something else in store for us. Isn’t that always the case?! Our selected location isn’t a popular one, but the area itself is very popular. The trailhead is a jumping off point for several different high traffic areas, and that means we… Read more »

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The Fallback and a Lesson on Variety

Variety. They say it is the spice of life. Variety. Something a lot of us don’t get. Most of us wake up, head to work, work, head home, eat dinner, and do the same nightly routine before hitting the sack. Monotony. Having a toddler gives me a little more variety, but our days are still… Read more »

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Flies of the Day: 22-23 August 2015

Summer is a time for hitting up alpine lakes and small streams, but sometimes the high country throws a wrench in plans. This happened this past weekend, and we found ourselves without a backup plan (shame on me!). Truthfully, it was a weekend full of madness. We drove over 600 miles. We wet waded (WHAT?!)…. Read more »

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Subdued Celebrations and Big Fish Fever

Birthdays used to be such a huge deal. For one person in the house, birthdays are still met with tremendous fanfare, but for those of us not named Drake, birthdays seem to be just another day. No gifts, no party, no week long celebrations, no special dinner, and hardly a Happy Birthday salutation. I’m not… Read more »

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Getting Out There: South Slope of Pikes Peak

Private water, it holds a mystique for us all. We all want to fish it. Our imaginations run wild conjuring up images of monster fish that lurk just around the bend that is labeled “off limits”. Heck, I can look at a map and weave a wonderful fictitious tale in my head about the fish… Read more »

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  • Gear Up: Get the Goods

    Note: Some of the links within this post are affiliates. We appreciate you clicking through them. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps out our family a little bit! Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer. You know our beloved outdoor places will be packed this weekend. That means it might be a… Read more »

  • DSC04402

    Gear Up: Preschooler Backcountry Gear

    Note: Some of the links within this post are affiliates. We appreciate you clicking through them. It doesn’t cost you a cent and helps out our family just a bit! Bursting with color and hosting a symphony of bird song, our little neck of the woods seems to be as eager for spring as we… Read more »

  • YIKES! One depleted first aid kit.

    Gear Up: First Aid Kit

    Drifts taller than me linger outside my window; on the deck, ice clings in patches; fierce winds shake the patio doors; the trees still wear their winter browns, yet Spring is officially here. With Spring, at least for our family, comes a gear assessment. After the last backpack trip of the year, our things are put… Read more »

  • DSC03464

    Getting Out There: Paint Mines

    Goals. Funny things they are. They can make you feel a whole host of emotions when writing them down or upon reflection of them. They can simultaneously make you feel invigorated and defeated. This is never more prevalent than the first of the year when we make resolution; staunchly stick to them for a few… Read more »

  • DSC01576

    Providing the Extraordinary

    Parenting. It is hard. It is a thing that I never think I am doing right. In this age of social media, I am inundated with various parenting articles all telling me I am doing it wrong…or at least I could be doing it A LOT better.  I have a messy house, mountains of laundry,… Read more »

  • DSC01939

    Flies of the Day: 11-12 September 2015

    We wanted to end the backpacking season with a bang, but life had something else in store for us. Isn’t that always the case?! Our selected location isn’t a popular one, but the area itself is very popular. The trailhead is a jumping off point for several different high traffic areas, and that means we… Read more »

  • DSC00203

    The Fallback and a Lesson on Variety

    Variety. They say it is the spice of life. Variety. Something a lot of us don’t get. Most of us wake up, head to work, work, head home, eat dinner, and do the same nightly routine before hitting the sack. Monotony. Having a toddler gives me a little more variety, but our days are still… Read more »

  • DSC01396

    Flies of the Day: 22-23 August 2015

    Summer is a time for hitting up alpine lakes and small streams, but sometimes the high country throws a wrench in plans. This happened this past weekend, and we found ourselves without a backup plan (shame on me!). Truthfully, it was a weekend full of madness. We drove over 600 miles. We wet waded (WHAT?!)…. Read more »

  • DSC09809

    Subdued Celebrations and Big Fish Fever

    Birthdays used to be such a huge deal. For one person in the house, birthdays are still met with tremendous fanfare, but for those of us not named Drake, birthdays seem to be just another day. No gifts, no party, no week long celebrations, no special dinner, and hardly a Happy Birthday salutation. I’m not… Read more »

  • DSC09645

    Getting Out There: South Slope of Pikes Peak

    Private water, it holds a mystique for us all. We all want to fish it. Our imaginations run wild conjuring up images of monster fish that lurk just around the bend that is labeled “off limits”. Heck, I can look at a map and weave a wonderful fictitious tale in my head about the fish… Read more »