I’ve been slacking a bit in the blog post arena because I’ve had a million other things going on.

First off, the big news.  The hubby and I are moving back to Texas.  He got a job offer that we couldn’t pass up so we’ll be ringing in the new year in Houston.

Secondly, we bought ourselves a new camera, a Nikon D5100 and we’ve been having a blast with it!  It finally got to the point that the point and shoot camera I had just couldn’t do what I needed/wanted it to do, so we upgraded.  I figured I would post some of the pictures I’ve been taking here.  A little mini re-cap of where I’ve been over the past few months.


Chipmunk playing peek-a-boo with me.

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Shameless Promotion

So my husband has started a business, Outdoor Adventures Colorado LLC.  We love hiking, so he has decided to turn it into a business: guided hikes.

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Fall Colors

I’m from Texas.  This means we don’t really have a proper fall season.  We have summer and not summer.  There’s not too much other definition between seasons.  That being said, I am FASCINATED by the changes aspen in the mountains this time of year.  This weekend and last weekend, we’ve gone up into the mountains to look at all the gorgeous trees and I figured I’d share in case anyone else lives in a state where one day the trees are green and luscious and the next, they are completely bare.  Hope you enjoy!

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Boreas Pass

The hubby and I thoroughly enjoy doing some off-roading and since he had Sunday and Monday off for Memorial Day, we decided to go out and try one of the trails in our Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails book.  Last fall we did Georgia Pass, a trail that leads from the small town of Jefferson on Highway 285 to Breckenridge.  It was a nice little trail.  Nothing too crazy but a good trail for one of our first off-road adventures in Colorado.  This can’t really so much be said for Boreas Pass.

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Rescuing My Husband

So that title could lead to several different types of posts.  Mine, however, is about literally rescuing my husband who got stuck in the snow when he went up into the mountains to do a little off-roading and shooting with a friend.

Let’s start at the beginning…

A friend of his from work had never shot a gun before and of course my hubby was more than willing to offer to take him shooting.  Getting the same day off together was going to be a challenge, but they happened to both have yesterday off so they planned to meet up around 10am then head up to this place we had found where a ton of people tend to shoot…

See... people actually shot down this tree!

Around 12:30, I’m at work (of course), sitting at my desk, eating my lunch and I hear my phone vibrating in my purse (which, he got lucky, because normally I don’t hear it!) and see it’s him.  Knowing what he was doing, I got a little worried.  I pick up only for him to tell me that he “slid off the road” and was stuck in the snow.  My first thought was, oh God, his car slid off the side of the mountain and is being held up only by some trees.  Thank goodness that was not the case, he had slid slightly to the side away from the cliff (phew!). Continue reading

Turkeys and Sales


Hey everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I sure did.  It was the first Thanksgiving for my husband and I as a married couple and the first we would not be spending with our families, but we did it right.  We I made honey ham, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, cheese grits, rolls and 2 pumpkin pies!  See:

Our spread!

And yes, we will be eating leftovers for the next month!  It was a nice relaxing day of cooking (for me), video games (for my husband because I’m such an awesome wife and never asked him to help) and football watching (unfortunately that involved watching our Aggies get beat by t.u. 😦  But it was a good end to a 118 year rivalry).

Our dogs feasted too!

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