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Meet the Mormons film + my new favorite song

What do a women’s amateur kickboxer, Nepal humanitarian, a missionary mom, a head college football coach and a “candy bomber” all have in common?  They are all Mormons and featured in the new full-­length documentary Meet the Mormons, opening nationally on Oct. … Read More


It’s the end of the world as we know it

As far as husbands go, Jamie is really easy-going and most of his demands have to do with his stomach. Being fed at 6 p.m. Having a steady supply of ice cream in the house. I'm sure I've mentioned his ice cream addiction before but I'm not exaggerating when I say … Read More


Whole 30 and a Twinkie Overload

My dearly beloved works his butt off and has been dealing with chronic pain for years--so much that he barely sleeps but rarely complains. He's been on a cocktail of meds that, in my opinion, only put a band-aid on the problem and are more reactive, not preventive when … Read More


The great lengths I go to when avoiding yoga

I've been vocal about my disdain for yoga. It's not that I don't see the physical and mental benefits of doing it (I actually think it would help Jamie's back problems tremendously). It's just T-E-D-I-O-U-S. Of course, there are a few exceptions where yoga is … Read More

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Kenosha Pass: Colorado’s best place for fall colors?

Shortly after we moved into our house 10 years ago, our neighbors Lisa and Mike had just returned from mountain biking Kenosha Pass a.k.a. what they deemed "the most beautiful place in Colorado to see fall colors." It has taken us a … Read More

Dog sledding Breck!

It’s #BackToSki Week!

Sure, I'm posting about fall this week but I'm dreaming about winter! My friend Mara from Mother of All Trips asked me to participate in her Back to Ski Week at Pit Stops for Kids.  All this week, we'll be sharing tips on packing and … Read More


Colorado’s breath of fresh air at Alderfer/Three Sisters

Today was like a breath of fresh air. After our month-long road-trip to Canada in July, I needed a break from traveling and we have become relative homebodies as we've fallen into our back-to-school routine with Bode's soccer, Hadley's … Read More

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