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Small Town Living at its Finest

Some of the things that attracted us to Midway were its small-town appeal, charming Swiss architecture and mountain living with easy access to city life. Unfortunately, a lot of other people feel that way and Midway is experiencing a population boom. We're part of the … Read More

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Teenage Musings

One term down, three more to go. For Hadley, that is. You'd better believe the middle school countdown is on because we've all hated the last 10 months (minus summer break). I'm not sure what it is about this age for girls but it is brutal beyond what I ever could have … Read More

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Family travel: Central California’s Untouched Grandeur

I've been busy wrapping up an article about our trip to Central California for fall break. It truly was a breath of fresh air after what feels like a year of non-stop stress. Not-so airy? The long drive to get there. Las Vegas is my least favorite place on earth … Read More

Mario and Princess Peach during happy neighborhood parade in 2010.

Middle School Sucks

What used to be my favorite day of the year is now my least. No neighborhood parades, trunk-or-treats, carnivals or school parties and only the battlecry, “Mom, NO ONE dresses up anymore.” Middle school: the death of the dream. … Read More


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Oh Canada: The Lakehouse

Though we love our annual trip to Lake Okanagan, a week-long stay is a bit too long for me (disclaimer: I start to get the most antsy when it is 100+ degrees, which isn't super fun when the house is sweltering). However this year we only … Read More

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A Return to Colorado: Jet Boat Colorado Edition

I wouldn’t say I “feel the need for speed” but as we raced across the Colorado River with Jet Boat Colorado, I sure did like it. A lot.  I had never heard of jet boating until a friend went to New Zealand last year and posted a … Read More

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A Return to Colorado: The Broadmoor Edition

The perfect end to the perfect week in Colorado was three days of perfection at The Broadmor. And there's no better way to kick off Said Perfection by dining in the 5-star Penrose Room after a grubby week of getting dirty in the … Read More

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