• Life
  • Struggling.

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    I’ve been a bit of a hot mess lately. The summer was kind of hard. Loss. Uncertainty. Change. These are a few of my least favorite things. My situation isn’t dire. I’m not in bed all day every day. I’m not in need of Prozac or Lithium. I’m just a bit more bummed/on edge than […]

  • Cooking/Food
  • Mug Cake Cook-Off

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    Wowwie. It’s been a crazy month and a bit. Crazy. We’ve: 1) gone on an 8 day road trip with 12 people in a 12 passenger van over 3 states, 3 national parks and 2200 miles, 2) started back at school, 3) gone on our biggest camping trip to date, 4) gotten and gotten over […]

  • Benjamin
  • Wilderness Guys

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    And so while Tabby and I were hiking around Vail and the Holy Cross Wilderness, Matt and Ben were doing their own thing. They were on their annual boy’s backpacking trip, having a grand ol’ time. The highlight of their trip was getting to hike their first 13’er, Mt. Parnassus, a cool 13,574 ft. above […]

  • Camping
  • Angel of Shavano

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    Ahh Angel of Shavano. This wass our third year camping at this fine spot. It was the second weekend in July (this month was CRAZY, y’all) and we went up for a long weekend (Th-Sun). It’s a great group spot. We have a ton of space and even our own restrooms! Friday we did a […]

  • Tabitha
  • Wilderness Girls

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    Our fourth, and final trip for July was a split ticket. Matt and Ben went on their annual Boys Backpacking Trip and Tabby and I took the ladies to Vail. Gram had just passed away and it felt oddly appropriate to be going there with friends to relax and reflect. I also brought a laptop […]

  • Life
  • A Life Well Lived

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    July has been a tough month all around. Just before we lost our darling Loki, we found out that my grandma had terminal cancer. Seeing as she celebrated her 93rd birthday in January, this was not the tragedy it might’ve been, but you’re never ready to say goodbye. She was pretty matter-of-fact about her diagnosis. […]

  • Travel
  • Colorado by Train

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    At some point in time, my uncle mentioned to me that trains run from Denver to Granby (a mountain town a couple hours away and near his lake house). I filed it away under “cool, maybe later” and thought nothing of it for a while. Suddenly, a couple days before we were scheduled to visit, […]

  • Furry Friends
  • Happy Trails

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    A little over 11 years ago on a beautiful Easter morning, Matt and I made a decision that would forever alter our lives. We decided that it was time to adopt a dog named Groucho, if he was, in fact, still available. We had lost our first furry friend, May, a few months earlier. I […]

  • Camping
  • We Found Lost Lake

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    We took Friday off to do our second backpacking trip of the season. Since it was mostly overcast and rainy and I only had my iPhone, my photos are not up to snuff – many of them grainy and blurry. But you work with what you’ve got. We went to Lost Lake, a 1.7 mile […]

  • Benjamin
  • Weekend Riding

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    We did lots of fun things this weekend: went to REI, had a block party, played Bunco (me) and Catan (Matt), went to a pizza party at a friend’s house, had friends over for dinner, etc. etc. but probably the most memorable thing we did was a bike ride. Because this wasn’t just any bike […]