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A new adventure and the courage to try

We left our beloved Colorado in August 2016 and moved into our Midway home two months later. I haven't kept my frustrations a secret over my lack of direction. I've wanted to just delve into this new life, leaving behind the old but I've been forced to straddle both. … Read More

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A win

I'm not going to lie. Middle school has been rough on Hadley and subsequently the rest of us. Before we moved here, this girl used to lock herself in her room for hours drawing, painting, creating and dreaming. I’ve encouraged her to start up again and she … Read More

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Hostages

See this guy?  He's going through a late-in-life crisis. We've been traveling the last few weekends. First, to Salt Lake City for Christmas, then to Zion for New Year's and then again last weekend for Jamie's grandpa's funeral. Compound that with the fact I've been … Read More

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Lessons Learned in 2018

We're only a week into 2018 and already, the future is much brighter and more challenging than ever! In addition to starting a new job next week, here are a few lessons learned in 2018: 1) Grandpa Smith. We found out on New Year's Eve that Jamie's 90-year-old Grandpa … 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 … 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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