Italy in 1 minute 43 seconds

I used the One Second Everyday App to capture our trip in video. Love that it is short and something I could see myself watching again in the future.


Anniversary Trip

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary Donny and I went to Italy! We went to three cities….Venice for 2 days, Florence for 3 days and Rome for 3 days. And while we were in Florence we took the train over to Pisa. We booked our trip through Gate 1 Travel, which was amazing, they took care of the flights, hotels, travel between cities and the guided tours we did. Highly recommend using them. We had the most amazing time on our trip, walked a ton (our main mode of transportation), ate gelato multiple times at day, had delicious espresso and cappuccinos daily (no Starbucks in Italy), and we can’t wait to go back and see more of Europe.

Our first gelato (coffee and lemon)



We got a bamboo plant for our deck. We needed to get some more plants for the deck….it was looking quiet boring and needed something. Donny suggested we get a bamboo plant and the little nursery near our house just happen to have one. We have had it about a week and there is already new growth.

This is when we first got it

One week later

4th of July

We went to Breckenridge for the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race. This is Donny’s 4th year racing and we had a great time. While Donny was racing Anna and I walked around downtown a bit, got lunch and sat in the sun waiting for Donny to finish. We had a great time! After we got home Donny and I had Smash Burger for dinner (we didn’t plan ahead with our dinner plans) and watched Fireworks out our bedroom window.


Hello July!

Hello blog! It’s been a while. The end of the school year was a bit crazy and this first part of summer has gone by so fast. We have been working on projects around the house and I have been enjoying my first summer of not teaching summer school. Here’s a look at what I have been doing this past month or so. And don’t worry July is jammed pack with fun.

We went to Vegas with friends

It snowed May 18th

Celebrated the last day of school

We cut down the tree in our yard and are building a deck

Donny’s been racing and riding his mountain bike lots

I celebrated the retirement of a fellow nursery teacher…she taught for 25 years!

Planted flowers on the front porch

Bathroom Remodel pretty much complete (only touch ups left)

Spent a week in Junction with my parents and my brother came to visit

I made a card

We went to a wedding

I wore this adorable Lularoe Amelia

We have been making progress on the deck