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One Month Small Town Living Update

1) I walked to the post office to mail my packages today. Because I can. 2) I know about five people here and ran into two of them across the street at City Hall. 3) I stopped into Edel Weiss Gallery because the shopkeeper left her keys in the door. Turned out she … Read More


The Family Dynamic

Hadley LOVES the Divergent books and movies. There are five societal divisions that classify citizens based on their aptitudes and values. The factions are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), and Candor … Read More


Enemy Territory

One of the things I love about living in a small town is how the community bands together. For Spirit Week, there is a huuuuuuge rivalry between the University of Utah and BYU and "The Holy War" got downright heated. The schools had "Red Ribbon Week," to educate kids … Read More

Photo taken by Willie Holdman of last week's sunset in the Heber Valley

Thanksgiving (In)Gratitudes

Being grateful and happy has always come naturally to me but this move has really thrown me for a loop. I'll go from feeling on top of the world with little victories like the kids making a new friend to feeling gobsmacked and overwhelmed. I was reviewing my blog … Read More

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A frightfully fun haunted hotel memory

I was doing a write-up last week on Denver's haunted hotels and happened upon our fun frightmare at the Curtis Hotel back in 2013. Shamefully, I never blogged about it here so thought I'd republish. Enjoy! After a while, Halloween … Read More


Top 15 Park City Adventures in the Fall

I've long skied Park City in the winter, cruised down the alpine coaster in the summer but have never been there in the off-season.  Park City's fall has unfolded like a gorgeous wave, starting with the crimsons and burnt oranges of the … Read More


Serendipitous Deer Valley

ser·en·dip·i·ty ˌserənˈdipədē/ noun the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. "a fortunate stroke of serendipity" Have you ever had an evening of happy little coincidences? Welcome to … Read More

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