2023 Project List and Resolutions

Yesterday we shared our accomplishments from 2022, and today we're going to share what lies ahead for us in 2023! We'll start with our home projects. 1. FiNish the Cottage And Have Our First Guests We've got a ways to go on this one, but I feel confident we can get this accomplished! 2. Move … Continue reading 2023 Project List and Resolutions

Roadtrip to Zion: Part VI – The Journey Home

Hi everyone! Today we’re wrapping up our series on our incredible trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon, and it’s safe to say that Zion will forever be one of our favorite parks! We headed out of Utah bright and early, hitting the road by about 6am. I am still blown away by the landscape here. … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part VI – The Journey Home

Roadtrip to Zion: Part V – The Watchman and Bryce Canyon

Our first freeform day was also our first day hiking with the kiddos. Thus far our trip had been planned childfree, as we were very concerned about safety at Angel’s Landing and in the Narrows. We decided to start with an easy hike for the kids, 1.3 miles up The Watchman Trail. Although reviews stated … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part V – The Watchman and Bryce Canyon

Roadtrip to Zion: Part IV – The Narrows

Good morning! Today we’re sharing our trip through the Narrows, one of the most iconic places at Zion National Park! We planned to be on the trail to the Narrows from the Grotto parking lot by first light, about 7am. Our plan was to hike out to Wallstreet, see how we were feeling, and decide … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part IV – The Narrows

Roadtrip to Zion: Part III – The West Rim

We’re back! After completing the trek out to Angel’s Landing, we took a quick stretch break at the Scout Lookout, picked up our packs, and headed off on the West Rim trail towards our overnight campsite. Scout Lookout We had about a 4 mile hike remaining to get to our campsite (Campsite 1 on the … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part III – The West Rim

Roadtrip to Zion: Part II – Angel’s Landing

We’re back with another Zion update! We arrived at Zion in the late afternoon on our third day of travel, and our first stop was the Zion Visitor Center to pick up our backpacking permits. Our initial plan had been to hike the Narrows top down, but unfortunately the threat of rain and the recent … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part II – Angel’s Landing

Roadtrip to Zion: Part I

Hi everyone! This week we embarked on our long-anticipated road trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon! For the past couple of years we have been discussing a backpacking trip with our family, and over a year ago we decided on Zion as the place it was going to happen. We’ve planned for months … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part I

Hiking at Getzendaner Memorial Park

Hi everyone! Today we wanted to share our family outing from this past weekend. We finally feel like we're getting to the point with the three kids where we can go hiking with all three successfully. We're also preparing for our big family trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon in a little over a month, … Continue reading Hiking at Getzendaner Memorial Park