Skaftafell Glacier

Rusty here again. The next morning we were up about 8 because we had to be at the glacier at 915. We drove BACK the way we came to meet the glacier crew and it looked very exciting when they gave us harnesses and axes. I thought we were in for some serious stuff. Not…

Múlagljúfur Canyon and the Glacier Lagoon

Rusty here–We woke up in our awesome campground and went to feed the ponies. We started the day by back tracking a bit to Reynisfjara Beach to see the black sand beach and the beautiful basalt columns. The columns were massive and made great picture spots. The black sand was really just tons of tiny…

Heimaey Island

Blake here–We took a fairy to and island not too far from Iceland. When we got off the boat we went to a museum about the Eldfell volcano that erupted in 1973 and destroyed a big chunk of the island. It also made the island 20% bigger than before. After eating our peanut butter and…

Glymur and the Golden Circle

We all took melatonin and used a sleep mask and ear plugs. We slept a full 11 hours! It was amazing. We made eggs and bacon for breakfast and left our little cabin behind. We all wish we could have stayed one more day!  We were ready for our first adventure, Glymur Waterfall. We drove…

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Halle here! We finally made it to Iceland bright and early! We had to wait in the airport for a while for our ride to our van, and then we got to have our first glimpse of Iceland! So beautiful and vast, and cold which felt great after Colorado summer. We got our sweet camper…

a Day in Toronto

It’s Josh–When we first left our house for Iceland, we knew that our flight to Toronto was already delayed, meaning that our connecting flight to Iceland was going to be a close call. We went to the airport hoping that our flight wouldn’t be delayed any further or we could find another flight to Iceland…

July 2022 recap

Summer, you continue to FLY by. We were way too late to buy fireworks, so giant snappers and a few sparklers were our celebration that evening. Dino Day! We went to see the Dinos at Thanksgiving point, then saw the new Jurassic Park movie. Josh did a really fun tournament in Denver. They put you…

Trek 2022

Rusty here (with a few interjections from Tara): Tuesday July 5th was up and off to Trek.  We dressed in our trek clothes. Cowboy hats and dresses. We packed our buckets and packed the car for Utah.. We dropped Dash off at Sarah’s and then were off to the church. It was fun to see…

YW Camp 2022 Israel Assemble

YW camp was such a blast this year. It felt so good to be back at Batel doing our traditions and enjoying the spirit of that camp. Seriously–as soon as I drive through the camp gates I get goosebumps. It feels so sacred. And even though the girls don’t quite recognize it, they feel it…

June Recap

Summers with teens are so different than with little kids. Most the time they are out having fun with their friends and I’m stuck at home! I’m no longer the party planner. Sad for me.