Debt Free

It is officially summer in Colorado.  We have a mini garden started with some veggies and berries, we've taken our first trip to buy delicious things from the farmer's market, and this afternoon Chris ... View Post about Debt Free

Hello 30

One year ago, I posted of a list of 30 things I wanted to do before today: Pay off my school loans Go to Wanderlust Colorado  Get Boudoir Photos Taken  Go to a Movie Alone ... View Post about Hello 30

  • Yesterday, we drove to Idaho and who knew this was going to be the last perfect picture I would take of the passenger side of our trailer. In case you missed it in my stories, we had a tire blowout about an hour away from our campground. The force of the tire exploding ripped the flashing off from the front of the slideout to in front of the other rear tire, broke two caps on water lines nearby, and blew a hole in the floor above the tire.

It sounded like a gun shot and there was lots of smoke, but Chris got us safely to the shoulder in seconds, so it all turned out ok. We were very lucky.

We made some temporary fixes, so we're good to finish out the rest of our adventures, but that's one very memorable state line crossing. ...
... #stateline #welcometoidaho #idaho #rv #rvfamily #rvtravel #rvlife #rvlifestyle #travel #summertravel #ontheroad #roadtrip #summertravel #traveltrailer #forestriver #forestrivervibe #tireblowout #goodbyeutah #helloidaho #adventures #traveldiary
  • Our 9th #statecapitol! It just so happens that this year is the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad and the placement of that last golden spike in Utah. We were excited to find out that there was an exhibit at the Capitol building in honor of the anniversary which included the actual golden spike from 1869 and the original resolution authorizing the railroad, signed by  President Abraham Lincoln. That made this visit especially cool out of all the Capitol buildings we've visited. 
We also all agreed that this was one of our favorite buildings - it's super bright and light inside. Salt Lake City was an equally manicured and beautiful city. We enjoyed walking around at and are definitely putting it on the list of places we might want to spend more time in some day. More pictures in my stories.
  • Walking around downtown Salt Lake City and I can't help but marvel at these two. Our oldest girls are just about 3.5 years apart and getting seemingly closer every minute. I swear Zara has been racing to keep up with Nora since the moment she was born. I never had sisters growing up, just lots and lots of brothers, so it's a wonder to watch them together as their friendship blossoms and they grow together. It also makes me happy for our surprise baby 4, who'll hopefully be as close to Addie as these two are to one another.
  • The classic #stateline photo. A little out of order, but I had to share - proof we're in Utah. 😁
  • I'm a day late on Father's Day because work stuff is crazy pants right now - we're running a bunch of concurrent projects and I have been clocking all the hours. We have gotten a little bit of hiking in at #archesnationalpark though, and yesterday Chris won the dad award because we forgot our baby backpack for Addie in the trailer and he ended up carrying her 3 miles up a mountain and back (with a little help from me, but mostly on his own) so we could make it out to see an arch. He's definitely #SuperDad.

Also, apparently both times we went out we also forgot our cameras so here's a bunch of cellphone pictures. 🙂