• Life
  • Tabby Turns 9!

    2016-03-06 19.08.00

    Miss Tabby had a crazy good birthday. I’ll skip the drama about how I can’t believe she’s 9 (I can’t!) and tell you all about her big days. Friday was the official birthday. She got to open a couple of presents before school – the ones her grandparents in Nashville sent and then it was […]

  • Cooking/Food
  • We Are the Champions

    2016-01-16 11.58.51-1

    I’ve loved Broncos football since I was a little kid and my grandparents would take my sister and me to Mile High Stadium to cheer on our Broncos. It was a cool experience for a little kid and though the games were frequently pre-season games, it didn’t matter, it was great to be with my grandparents […]

  • Life
  • Visits From Nashville

    2016-01-03 10.18.25

    We’ve had visitors from Nashville twice this month! First our friend Patrick and his adorable son Tyler came out to ski with us the first week of the year. We’ve been doing this for about as long as anyone can remember – before we lived in CO full time and certainly before any of us […]

  • Life
  • 2016 Resolutions


    While I understand that January 1 (11th) is a pretty arbitrary time to look over one’s life, assess and resolve to change, there is a part of me who likes the “clean slate” of the new year. Once again, I don’t really feel like I have any truly hard fast resolutions … and maybe that’s […]

  • Benjamin
  • 2015 in Review


    2015 was in many ways an excellent year for me and mine. The second full year following Mom’s death had it’s own pitfalls and moments of sorrow, but it went on and was definitely more happy than sad. Family We soaked up lots of family time, skiing, hiking, camping, backpacking, cooking, walking, reading, playing and […]

  • Life
  • The Symbols of Me


    I listened this morning to one of my favorite podcasts, Happier with Gretchen Rubin (author of such excellent books as The Happiness Project and Happier at Home) where she and her sister (and co-host of this podcast) discussed personal symbols. I love this idea and the graphic nerd in me immediately thought of a poster […]

  • Life
  • How I Spent My 35th Birthday

    2015-08-08 18.17.04-1

    Six days have come and gone since my 35th birthday, but despite my blogging hiatus, I wanted to take just a minute and remember a few things about my 35th birthday. I got up early. I’m pretty sure I worked out, but I’m not sure if it was a run or a random Jillian Michaels […]

  • Life
  • Money Matters


    When we were driving to AZ over Thanksgiving, we listened to a lot (LOT) of Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman – that is a LONG DRIVE – among other podcasts. We are truly pretty good with money and for the most part always have been, thanks largely in part to my fiscally conservative upbringing and personal OCDish tendencies. […]

  • Life
  • 2015 so far

    2015-01-18 14.17.38

    Can’t believe we’re over a month into 2015, but so far, I’m cautiously a fan. We’ve had far more days like this than icky sticky days (though we did have one that was a doozie). So we’ve spent a lot of time outside just loving life. And it’s been a bit slower, so we’ve been enjoying […]

  • Life
  • 2015


    I think it’s always a good idea to reflect on the year that’s passed and make plans for the new year. It gets a bad rap, but I think without this conscious pause to reflect and plan, the passage of time loses its gravitas. 2014 was an interesting year for me. There was truly much […]