We got Oliver a balance bike for his birthday. It was a little too big at the time, and he showed little interest in it (unless the neighbor boy wanted to ride it…). I didn’t know if maybe the whole bike thing would be a bust. Fast forward a bit, and now he loves it! … Read moreLet’s bike!
Jasper came into the world the end of August, around 2 weeks late! It was maybe a good thing he was late as we have been having an incredibly smoky summer here in Montana. His lungs were able to develop a little bit longer without the smoke this way! The smoke has now cleared, thanks … Read moreA Family of Four!
I say this frequently, but I love where we live. I miss home at times and the farm I grew up on in eastern South Dakota, but there is so much beauty and opportunity for outdoor activities in Montana. Our latest adventure was berry picking – raspberries, huckleberries, and gooseberries, all in the same area. … Read moreBerry picking!
Roy and I honeymooned in Glacier National Park (9 years ago this month!), and so we were excited to take Oliver there over the 4th of July weekend. As usual, things didn’t unfold exactly as planned. However, also as usual, it was a fantastic experience and such a fun weekend! We left Friday morning hoping … Read more4th of July Weekend Adventure – GNP
We’re lucky to have neighbors who have become friends. They also have a little toddler making it all even more fun, especially for me as we get to go on hikes together! It’s so much fun to go on hikes together and watch the two boys play in the dirt, point out animal poop, play … Read moreAnother Morning Hike
On Thursday morning while we were eating breakfast, Roy says to me, “Let’s go camping this weekend.” My initial reaction was, “Uh, no…” I had thoughts of last-minute planning, frantically packing, and the rain/wind that was forecasted for much of the area in the coming days. None of that sounded fun. After much discussion, we … Read moreWhy camp?
Oliver, Jethro (our dog), and I went on a morning hike to one of our frequently visited hiking trails (hence the photos below from a few different days of hiking this trail 🙂 ). It’s a close hiking trail to our house and very kid-friendly in terms of terrain and elevation. O has recently reached … Read moreHiking Mindset
Now that it is spring and almost summer, we like to spend several hours outside each day. Some days, however, it is still pretty chilly out, or windy, or rainy, and outside time is a bit less. Good news though! We can still enjoy nature from inside! For Mother’s Day, Roy and Oliver got me … Read moreRah-rah!