Hercules Halloween

Halloween weekend began as it always does, at the Longmont Parade. It was a beautiful morning and all the costumes were so clever. Then the moment we’ve been waiting for…..presenting the cast of HERCULES! Every year just keeps getting better. I wish Halloween was always on a weekend! It was on Monday this year, and…

EHS and CSU Homecoming

We had a few great weekends celebrating the Tigers and the Rams. First up, EHS. It all starts with the Homecoming Parade. This was the second year that Tiger Tennis participated. Hitting candy to the crowd is a highlight of the season. And there were SO MANY people this year! Next up was the Homecoming…

Oct 2022 Recap

I am seriously a happier person in the fall. It’s so fantastic to not be hot. And to be surrounded by all the beautiful colors. It’s just so wonderful. All of it. Can it be fall forever? We went on the most beautiful hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Lake Haiyaha had a mud slide…

September 2022 recap

Queen Elizabeth dies. What a life she led! It wasn’t perfect by any stretch, but think of all the history she lived through. It’s pretty amazing. Tennis, tennis and more tennis. It’s been a tough season. Josh isn’t having nearly as much fun as he did last year. We moved up to 5A, and we…

Labor Day NYC

This was kind of a hectic trip. And NYC felt more gritty than it usually does. I didn’t really notice that in April, but maybe that’s because the weather was bad? We were also all pretty tired. It was hard to muster the energy the city requires. We didn’t really have many plans going in.…

Aug 2022 Recap

Oh Wow. This was a BIG month. The one where Halle goes to college. I feel like we lived a lifetime in just 30 days. We celebrated our 20th anniversary with a night at the Art Hotel in Denver. We didn’t get away until late, so we had a 9pm dinner at Rioja. The next…

Seattle BYUH girls trip

Oh my goodness–I am not going to do this trip justice because I’m in a hurry to get this done. Kasey, if you read this, send me your journal entry :). Here’s what I’ll say–We ate the BEST food. Seriously…I think it tops NYC. We didn’t really make any plans, and EVERY SINGLE thing we…

Fagradalsfjall Volcano

The weather has been terrible the last few days. Our plan was to hike the volcano on Sunday evening. But they closed access because the weather was too bad. They said they’d make a decision about Monday in the morning.  After the volcano tour was cancelled last night we decided to get up at 6am…

Reykjavik

On Aug 3, the Fagradalsfjall Volcano began to erupt in the Meradailr Valley. Just about 1.5 k from the previous eruption that ended last year. We knew we had to make every effort to see this possible once in a life time event. There were reports of the hike being not well marked and pretty…

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…