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Flower Time

Flower Time

The mountains are alive with flowers! To say I am excited is an understatement. After church Cody and I took the opportunity to go sniff the new buds and exert our legs. The weather was glorious, we conversed about a wide range of topics, and found ourselves feeling an attitude of spiritual contentment steal over us. God is so good. We are excited for the adventures and challenges ahead, ready to face them with an attitude of gratefulness. How many…

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Diamond Fork Hot Springs

Diamond Fork Hot Springs

Friday night after work, Cody and I drove to the woods for a quick over night trip. Naturally we had to stop and photograph the pretty rocks along the way. We pulled off the side of road and found a flat, grassy spot right next to the river. It was ripe with kindling too. We danced under the stars, cuddled by the fire, and finally laid out our sleeping bags. The noise of the river was peaceful and the canopy…

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Laugh It Off

Laugh It Off

You know the “Friends” theme song: “Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA. Seems like you’re always stuck in second gear. When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year?” That is my life right now. (Except the love life being Dead on Arrival. Thank God our marriage is strong). Monday hit hard this week. I had two options for how to respond: cry, or hike and laugh it off with a…

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10 Free Weekend Adventures

10 Free Weekend Adventures

The weekend is upon us and with it comes fresh sunshine and spring air. If flowers are blooming near you, bust out a picnic and enjoy them. If winter snow clings to the ground, enjoy one last snowball fight before the heat sets in. The following 10 adventures that are free, fun, and relaxing. Be sure to click the titles if a particular image intrigues you for the story behind it. 1. Dance Party 2. Trail Running 3. Cliff Jumping…

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Family Antics

Family Antics

What happens when my family gets together with a camera? A whole lot of goofiness. This post is just for us as a way to record our memories in my virtual scrapbook. I won’t be offended if you click away now. If however you know us, you might like some of the creepy, “Awkward Family Photo” contenders from our day exploring the muddy trails. Anyone know the “Hitch” dance? Much more difficult on a log. Me, mocking Cody’s video of…

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7 Day Sport Challenge

7 Day Sport Challenge

Spring is here and with it comes beautiful weather just waiting to be enjoyed. I know a lot of people feel like with limited time they can’t possibly add playing a game to their to-do list. But what about just ten minutes? This is your weekly challenge: play one game outside each evening. Simple enough, and a sure-fire way to make you grin like a kid again. 1. Basketball Monday If playing HORSE takes too long, play PIG instead. Or…

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10 Lazy Ways to Get Outside

10 Lazy Ways to Get Outside

You know I am a big proponent of active outdoor adventure. From trail running to snowshoeing, I think exercising outdoors is my favorite way to spend free time. But for the days when you don’t have time to commit to a huge adventure, or when you want some sunshine but aren’t feeling 100% up to par, here are my favorite ways to relax outdoors. 1. Hammock Grab a book, string up your hammock in the shade or sun, and relax…

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5 Ways to Improve Running Form

5 Ways to Improve Running Form

The key to injury prevention is moving your body in the way it was mechanically, naturally designed. That means training our body out of lazy, bad habits and reminding it how to use proper form. Cody and I pound the trails running every Saturday and Sunday. We charge up and down hills, prance across logs, and jump and dodge rocks. This puts strain on our tendons and muscles. It also strengthens them. I recently noticed poor form on my left…

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Postcards from Narnia

Postcards from Narnia

The light dappled through the leaves and sparkled off the river. On one ridge, sandstone and rocky outcroppings struck the sky, on the opposite ridge, fragrant pines offered shade, and between them both gushed a waterfall and river, sometimes trickling, other places wide and roaring. We expected to see Aslan’s glorious mane at any moment. We scrambled up the sandy cliff for a better view of the snow-capped mountains. Whooping with glee, we trail ran the rocky path home. One…

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Simple Days

Simple Days

I posted a while ago about my favorite day. That was in December of 2016, and it was a day of wonder, magic, and whimsy. For 2017, so far my favorite day was Fort Day. This past Saturday, Cody and I enjoyed our latest favorite day. Here is a recipe of our success. Plan how to create one for yourself this coming weekend. We hopped in the car, loaded with snacks, and blared Ed Sheeran’s latest album “Divide”. If you…

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