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2014: Year in Review – April to June

I’ve blogged about this before, but every time I look at photos I think about how much different Drake’s childhood will be than mine. I often ask myself how I can keep his wonder alive when he is surrounded by all this beauty everyday. Each season in Colorado holds it’s own magic; magic I hope… Read more »

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2014: Year in Review – January to March

Life passes insanely fast; this fact everyone knows, but still it is a fact that is normally surrounded by flowery quotes, screamed at us from posters, or is mentioned when someone is taken from the world too young. It isn’t very often given much thought or much stock put in this idea. It’s just a… Read more »

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Flies of the Day: Easter Sunday 2014

Instead of hunting for Easter eggs, we took Drake up the Poudre in search of wily trout.  While I would like to say the fishing action was non-stop, I cannot.  Heck, we hardly even got our feet wet.  After driving for the better part of an hour and a half, my bladder was beyond full. … Read more »

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Flies of the Day: 12 April 2014

Balmy weather had the mercury and the stream flows rising last week.  At 300 cfs, the Poudre picked up a little steam, but the action stayed hot (front edge of storm).  As typical for our experience on the Poudre, browns outnumbered rainbows.  In fact, rainbows scored a big, fat zero this day.  Nothing of superior… Read more »

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Tadpole Tales: Zoo Lights

With its balmy 65º breezes and toasty rays of sunshine, January 2nd demanded activities be done out of doors.  A day such as this was such respite from the snowy, cold weather of weeks passed. Not being the type that would look a gift horse in the mouth, Dus and I decided to take Drake… Read more »

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2013: Year in Review–October to December

I did it.  I wrote four posts in less than a week!  Let’s see if I can try to keep this blog current the rest of the year.  Without further adieu, here is the final installment of our Year in Review! October:  Just as the green leaves faded to a golden yellow, the frivolity of… Read more »

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2013: Year in Review–July to September

Ah, summer. Is there any greater time of year?  The Year in Review series continues… July:  Trailblazing was how we chose to usher in July.  The first couple of weekends we logged over 50 miles.  Not bad for two out of shape parents lugging packs and a baby.  The summer looked to be shaping up… Read more »

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2013: Year in Review–April to June

The Antlers and Gills “Year in Review” series continues.  I shall pick up where from where I concluded… April:  Anxiety, helplessness, frustration, exhaustion, worry were all things that shrouded my whole sense of being during April.  Each day was a struggle for me as a mom; Drake continued to get worse as the month progressed. … Read more »

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2013: Year in Review–January to March

If I were to describe the year past, I would have to say: ready, set…never quite the go wanted.  Even if we didn’t get into the high country as much as we would have liked, we had a truly sensational year.  As hesitant as I was to be a parent, it has been a real… Read more »

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Tadpole Reviews: Moms At Home Natural Homemade Handsoap

Disclaimer:  I received a free 8oz bottle of handsoap to try for this review. It is no secret that I care about the natural world. Prior to Drake, I wanted to do all that I could to preserve, conserve and learn about the environment.  I still want to do all those things, but most importantly,… Read more »