Ouray, Colorado

Last time we went to Ouray it was Labor Day (read: sunny, pristine camping & hiking weather). On that trip we vowed to come back when the place was covered in snow.


Now, it is covered in snow.

The town is absolutely dreamy Рit is the ultimate small, mountain town. While we were there we go to snowshoe at Ironton (a ghost mining town), drive the Million Dollar highway, drink a beer, decorate for Christmas, eat home-cooked meals, and play games.

While staying at Sierra’s parents neat house tucked away on the hilltop, I secretly dreamt of places to park the trome in southwest CO.

Switzerland of America, thanks for having us. Sierra, thanks for hosting us.


cultivating thankfulness

from the Message version of Colossians 3 :: “Cultivate thankfulness… Let every detail in your lives – words, actions – be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.”

(1) tis the season for snowshoeing & XC skiing through the Narnia-like forest in the neighborhood. (2) everyday I get to work with this great crew. (3) the best impromptu coaster while reading. (4) a sweet little searcy from the Ranch family. (5) someone in our family has been to every home NCSU football game since 1974. (6) I flew the red-eye Thanksgiving night and I was a little nervous about not being able to fly, but Frontier Airlines made it happen.

Christmas at the trome

  I am beside myself for the Christmas season this year. The shift of seasons was almost tangible on Thanksgiving morning. 
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is [hanging colored lights for all to see].