Thursday, January 26, 2017

Winter Is Here.

Wow. We have been keeping busy and I can't believe I haven't updated this blog now in two months. Here we are in 2017 with some awesome experiences already created and memories made. Yes, we are still in Buena Vista, Colorado and yes, we're still watching over the rafting company. Who knows what the future holds but this could be our last winter doing this. We aren't quite sure yet so we just allow the days to continue on and see where our path leads us.

In the mean time, Chris has received a promotion up at Monarch Mountain which he is loving. He is now the Assistant Lift Operations Supervisor which allows him the opportunity to ride all over the mountain, drive snowmobiles, as well as has many other awesome perks. And since he is up there full-time, the kids and I have had several opportunities to ride with him, eat lunch, explore his office and make Monarch our second home. We're all enjoying this phase in our journey that allows us to experience snow as well as become more seasoned snowboarders and skiers. The kids have progressed so much just from the beginning of December.

Besides exploring the mountain, we've been doing lots of art and school work. The snow this season started off so incredibly slow but has now changed paths and has been dumping like crazy. In one week alone, Monarch received 6 feet of snow. They've actually had to close the resort twice this year because of too much snow. The highway leading to the resort was just too dangerous for vehicles and so they closed in fear of avalanches. Just insane. At this time two years ago, we were frolicking on the beaches of Florida and here we sit today building snowmen, skiing off jumps and learning about avalanche mitigation. They are different in so many ways but both the same as far as experiencing life to the fullest.

As of right now, we don't have a ton of plans for this year but we're excited for the friends and family who will come out to visit us. I'm sure we'll have some camping trips planned and maybe a trip west but as of current, we just live to enjoy what is in front of us and at the moment, that is snow. Lots of snow!

If happiness is the goal- and it should be, then adventures should be a priority. 
-Richard Branson.

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Well, Colorado has no snow at the moment. Many of the ski resorts have had to postpone opening dates which is a real bummer. It's kind of an important thing to have if you work at a ski resort, so many people across the state have been doing the POW dance. Today for the first time, there have been flakes... say what?! Maybe those dances are working after all. I guess we'll see what this next week brings as far as the white fluffy stuff. 

In the mean time, the kiddos and I have been hanging out, doing school work and creating art. My shop will have some new pieces in it soon. There are Christmas ornaments/ wall hangings in there right now which are super cute. If you know anyone needing anything personalized, these would make sweet gifts. I'm super excited about receiving the new prints. I think they'll look awesome on the wall as well as add some fun character so be sure to hope over to the Art Shop. 

Other than that, there really hasn't been much going on around here. Chris is working fulltime up at Monarch and we've just been chillin. The weather has been amazingly gorgeous for November in Colorado so we hate to see that leave, but the fact of the matter is, snow is money and we need money. Jobs are kind of important, ya know? 

We hope ya'll are having a great start to your holiday season!! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Traveling the United States. A few gorgeous places.

In May of 2014, we sold pretty much everything we owned, moved out of our house and hit the road for a life of adventure and the unknown. We had no clue where we were going to end up or what exactly our plan was. We knew at the time that we were heading south for winter to the lovely state of Florida. Anything after that was just a toss up. Florida was home for roughly 6 months where Chris worked at Ron Jon Surf Shop and we all enjoyed everying the sunny state had to offer.

In time, it just so turned out that the RV we purchased, which was used, was a complete piece of crap. We ended up having to dump it and downsized even more into a 77' Sunliner that is 13 feet long. That's our home as of today and we're all still alive to talk about it. As of now, we are in gorgeous Colorado working for a rafting company in the summer and a ski resort in the winter. This life has had so many ups but just as many downs. It's definitely not easy but truth be told, we still wouldn't trade it. The memories we've created, the places we've seen and the people we've met have made it all worthwhile. Plus, we only live once and we kind of wanted to know we did all we could to give our kids the best experience at roadschooling all while have a ton of fun.

Here are a few of the gorgeous places we've been to in the past two and a half years. There are many more, so hopefully I'll get around to posting more of our adventures. Travel on!