4th Anniversary trip to Estes Park: Lakes and Falls

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If you’re not from the Midwest, you might not be fully aware of how much Kansas just plain sucks. Even people from Kansas think it sucks and apologize profusely when they hear we’ve driven through. Once you leave Kansas City, there is NOTHING. For hours. It’s deceptively long too, a black hole of time. You […]



4th Anniversary trip to Estes Park: Packing

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I don’t know which is more shocking: a) That I’m blogging (so sorry for the crazy absences — summer has been nuts!) b) That we somehow managed to take a vacation (refer to above). c) That we’ve been married for four years. I think the answer is all of the above. We just got back […]



2013: Doing Stuff…

I won’t lie. I love giving the new year time to settle in before writing resolutions, which are really more like goals — or if we’re talking about our house, a frightening to-do list. I feel like it gives me time to be introspective for a hair longer, and also read what other people have […]



BWCA Day 3: Great Views

(If you’re just checking into our Boundary Water’s trip, be sure to check out Days 1 and 2 first!) One of the highlights of our trip (for me anyway) was Neil’s breakfasts. Every morning, he was the first up, making breakfast or brewing coffee for us while getting things ready for the day. We had […]



BWCA Day 2: Donuts and Relaxation

(If you’re just checking into our Boundary Water’s trip, be sure to check out Day 1 first!) I love that typically our first day on vacation is a lazy and laid-back one. After fighting a losing battle to sleep in with the morning sunshine, we crawled out of our tents around 8:00 and immediately started […]



BWCA Day 1: On the Road

We’re back! We had a wonderfully relaxing trip to the Boundary Waters, and I’m already looking forward to our next trip back, hopefully a little deeper into the woods to explore more of the rivers and backcountry. Toes first, legs next right? A little back story since I left you all mostly hanging last week. […]



Our Long Lost Friend

Pizza! Can you believe I haven’t made a pizza crust in almost a year!? We ate so much pizza before going mostly Paleo (80/20 with our cheat days) that I could almost throw together a crust with my eyes closed. This time however, I had to double-check the recipe. Our pizza tastes have definitely changed […]



The (not-so-MEGA) Float

This float has been on the books since January. We’ve been so excited to squeeze a canoe trip into our schedule that we literally started pulling out all our gear nearly a week in advance. Originally, tons of people were invited and the goal was to achieve a “mega” turnout and therefore have a mega-float. […]



On the move

Sorry for the sparse posting this week, it’s been one of those game-changing surreal ones. More on that next week. For now, we’re headed off into the woods to do some backpacking and floating. I can’t think of a better way to spend this weekend! Clive and Matilda are BOTH coming. Think we’re in over […]



2012: The Year of ?

Yay! It’s that time again, New Year’s resolutions! I’ll be honest, I totally forgot what we even resolved to do last year, so it has obviously not been at the forefront of our priorities. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t move any mountains. Let’s first tackle our list from last year: {New Bikes this spring!} […]