Weekender Photo Spree: Local Fall Colors

I live for fall colors. While autumn often comes with its own set of baggage and emotions, it also brings a full force of beauty. Colorado's high-altitude leaves never disappoint. My husband and I have made it our mission to experience as much fall color as possible; this season is short-lived in the mountains. They…

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Hot Springs Series: Sand Dunes Swimming Pool, a desert oasis

Colorado's Great Sand Dunes are a wonder to behold. Literal mountains of sand—always shifting, morphing, and glowing against a scenic mountain backdrop—exist, a little out of place. These mounds of sand tower over inhabitants and visitors, transforming Mosca, Colorado into a Sahara-like desert. Nearby this place where sand covers all who dare to wander is…

Back to the mountains in Steamboat Springs

I have a thing for Colorado towns. It's part of why my husband proposed to me in a resort town under the stars, why we got married near our favorite hometown mountain, and why we picked jobs that moved us closer to the best slope in the state. It's also a big reason we decided…

Weekends are for pajamas and fall drives

Every once in a while, my husband have a free weekend to ourselves. As fans of leisure, we usually spend these sacred days lounging around—we'll sleep in, surf Netflix for a movie or two, maybe play a game of rummy, and stay in our pajamas for as long as possible. We're two introverts that love…

Diamond Dreaming with the Grand Junction Rockies

The saying "diamonds are a girl's best friend," usually asserts an appreciation for shiny, expensive rocks. In my case, it's a little different. I love baseball. I love everything about it, from the field to the history to the camaraderie to the sport itself—the rules, play making, and thrill of situational understanding. When I hint…

You can steal my car, but you can’t steal my support system

When I was in college, I decided to throw an end of the semester party, right before the holiday vacation. We all—my roommates, friends, and then-boyfriend (now husband) made it through a particularly tough term, and deserved a chance to celebrate. It was pretty Christmas-y, with tinsel and holly decorations, a themed cocktail menu, and…

Hot Springs Series: Old Town Hot Springs Brings the Fun

Water has a way of bringing us together. My husband put it simply last weekend, when we spied children donning swimsuits and floaties and contagious smiles. "Man," I said, "kids really love the water." "We all do," he replied. "You can do things in the water that you can't anywhere else. It's like living a…

Married at 22: A Year Down

Attention everyone: a year ago, today, was the best day of my life. There was vodka, burgundy, and dancing. Family, donuts, and fall colors. The air was brisk, my dress was off-white, the mountains familiar. More than one pair of eyes glistened, while laughter and sincerity radiated throughout the evening, keeping us warm. If I…