Hiking On The Yurt Trip….

It kind of amazes me how the kids woke up super exicted to go hiking every morning at the yurt and then we got oh all of about 10 feet on a hike and suddenly everyone was tired/hungry/etc etc…. Not quite sure how that works. Actually though we had a great time hiking, even if…

Running Mountains Again….

Well I’ve done it again….registered for a long trail race/run. I’ve really enjoyed running Imogene Pass the past couple of years, but I wanted/needed something to run in the spring. In the past Clint and I have done the Colfax 1/2 marathon, but honestly I get real tired of running on pavement and up a…

Vacationing With 5 Kids…

Yeah, so it was nuts. But we had a lot of laughs along the way. And some tears…maybe from at least everyone once (including Clint and I). Sometimes I forget the reality that we have 5 kids that are 6 years apart in age, with the bottom 4 only being 3 1/2 years apart in…

Hiking…Party of 7

We went on our first family hike with all 7 of us last week. The weather was not that typical of August in Colorado, but I didn’t mind the cooler air and even the rain that we got along the way. We didn’t know if we would only make it 100 feet from the car…

Tough Adjustments…

There have been days these past few months where we have laughed because only 3 kids cried during dinner (all over a fly-swatter…don’t even ask) and we consider the day a victory, and there are days where I have literally just cried by lunch time and been ready to throw in the towel. It’s when…

Putting The Hiking Back Into HikingMommy…

I love to hike. I always have. Sometimes the opportunity to actually go hiking isn’t as available as I would like. Even if I only live a short drive from the mountains. However I’m working at putting the hiking back in my life. Being a mom of little ones I’m realizing my hiking 10-12 miles…