Saturday, November 12, 2016


There is a sentence I've heard uttered many times. I try to brush it off as I'm sure those speaking it don't mean offense, but it's been slowly nagging at me. It's something that maybe you've heard before, maybe you've even said it - "You don't know love until you have children". 

To assume this statement is true would mean the feeling I have towards my brothers and my parents, isn't sincere love, that the deep connection I have with my spouse isn't an authentic love, and the emotions I feel towards my friends isn't genuine love. I don't have children but that doesn't mean I don't know what love is. Just because I haven't incubated a human doesn't mean I haven't experienced love. 

Perhaps I've chosen not to have kids because of a rough childhood I don't wish to inflict on another human being. Maybe I desperately want children but biology is against me. Maybe the world today isn't the place I want to raise children. Does the reason really matter?

I do believe that the feeling experienced after having children is different, and I do believe that it too, is love. It's a new perspective on love. We just have different perspectives. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Evening Paddle

As some of you may know Josh and I purchased kayaks this summer. We've only been out a handful of times but I've been enjoying the stealth it gives me to sneak up on unsuspecting wildlife. This was not taken with a zoom lens!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Spring is in the air.

In honor of the unseasonably warm weather here in the high country (and my resulting desire for summer) this post features some wildflowers I photographed last summer.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Take a Hike

There are so many reasons I love living in the mountains. The outdoor recreation, 360 degree views, closeness to nature (there is a herd of mule deer that live on our street, in town) and of course the outdoor recreation.

The places you are able to access with your own two feet is truly breath taking. This past summer we did an overnight backpacking trip for the first time in more time than I want to admit. The hike we chose, Horseshoe Lake, sounded like an easy hike so we packed our bags and set out on the trail.

If you know me even a little you know I hate hiking up which tends to pose a problem when hiking at all here. The trail in was roughly 3.5 miles to our destination and, as it happened, it was up the entire way. Eventually I made it to the destination where the boys already had camp established. The sun was setting and I was exhausted so I broke out the wine and relaxed.

In the morning the sun came up over the mountains and shone down on a crystal clear high alpine lake. Definitely worth the hike up.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Out with the old, in with the new

Josh and I have been operating with the same old computer for years. In terms of technology it's a dinosaur. He purchased it before we even met in 2007, so yea we need a new one.

We've been discussing a new computer for quite sometime too, but until this week we've done nothing about it. This weekend Josh fell asleep on the couch so I took it upon myself to do it. And I did it. And I'm back! 

Uploading and editing photos on and old computer was a drag so I haven't done it in a while. That doesn't mean I haven't been taking photos. Just before Christmas the sky let loose with some huge fluffy snowflakes. Teddy loves the snow so we took him out to play.