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Review: My Grandmother Asked Me…

Review: My Grandmother Asked Me…

Meet my new favorite author, Fredrik Backman. I’ve read two of his books, the unwieldily titled “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry,” and “A Man Called Ove.” Reading his books is like being told a story: cuddled up on a couch with […]

Goodbye, Sam

Goodbye, Sam

Dear Sam, I never met you, but a week ago today I sat in a crowded church with your family and friends to celebrate your life. I’ve watched your mom through this process, usually from afar and sometimes up close, and I just had to tell you (although […]

The Manitou Incline

The Manitou Incline

You guys! I did it! I climbed the Manitou Incline. Holy hell I thought I was going to straight up die on that hill, but I made it up and down alive. Here are my tips and tricks for the treacherous climb and the lovely […]

Review: The Nightingale

Review: The Nightingale

I picked up The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah a few months ago. I was at my bi-monthly book club and the hostess suggested either it or The Primates of Park Avenue as our next selection. Primates sounded fun, catty, and gave us the opportunity to drink […]

Colorado Adventures

Colorado Adventures

I love to write about our travels. Love, love, love. On our trips to Argentina and Japan, I took meticulous notes each day so that I could blog about it when we were traveling between cities. I got so wrapped up in it that Andrew […]

Soccer Momming 101

Soccer Momming 101

I consider myself an up-and-coming professional soccer mom. Now before you go jumping to unfair conclusions about soccer momming involving helicopter-piloting, ref-abusing, World Cup-aspiring craziness, let me give you my definition of a soccer mom. The ultimate soccer mom has the ability to follow the […]

52.80 Books in 2016

52.80 Books in 2016

If you know me and know my family, you know that we are a tribe of addicted readers. My grandma recently stayed with us for three weeks, during which time she read 5 books. She estimates that she reads somewhere around 150 books a year. […]

Welcome to My 5280 World

Welcome to My 5280 World

How many feet are there in a mile? How many words are 5.28 pictures worth?  What’s the elevation of the thirteenth step of the Colorado state capitol building in Denver, Colorado? If I had a penny for every time my children asked me “why” or “why […]