• Fitness/Outdoors
  • Memorial Day Weekend

    We had a very nice Memorial Day Weekend. Matt’s mom came in from Nashville to spend a couple of days with us. So Friday night we had a bunch of friends over for burgers and brats and hot dogs and fun. The kids watched a movie outside and the adults hung out and chatted.

  • Benjamin
  • Scouts and Hiking and Denver!

    We had a wonderfully full weekend (again). We got things started off right by hosting a couple of our closest family friends (friend families?) for dinner and the planning of our EPIC road trip, scheduled for August. Matt cooked jerk chicken. We drank mint juleps and wine. The guys played around in the shop, the kids […]

  • Benjamin
  • Family Meeting

    A few weeks ago, I told Matt that I wanted to start having regular family meetings. I said I wanted to have an agenda and a family credo and snacks. This is exactly the variety of corny/cheesy stuff that Matt instinctively rolls his eyes at and internally GROANS. We’ve both been through way too many […]

  • Life
  • Thoughts on Blogging

    My life has changed a lot over the past few years. A few things have happened that mean for all intents and purposes, my life in 2016 doesn’t really closely resemble my life from 2012. I changed jobs. My  new job is much more demanding and demands much more of my creative energy than my […]

  • Life
  • Tabby Turns 9!

    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

    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

    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 […]