Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


And she is off! Another year of awesome fun with friends at Not Back to School Camp! I can't believe this is her 3rd year! Early morning flights are always so hard but the prize at the end of the day to spend 10 days with great friends is worth it~

July Kiwi Crate: Capillary Action

 July's crate was all about capillary action! So much fun creating art and playing games~

 watching the paint travel up the "roots" to the flower~

 After drying overnight he put them in the frame for display~

 He made one for himself and one for Ki, who has been a huge part of his life this summer at Sego Lily at the nature camp.  I really can't thank them enough for all they have done for Rowan...but for me also.  It has been a rough summer and having such a positive person to be in Rowan's life has made things a bit easier~

 This kid...he would "try" to roll a disaster to take the tree out LOL

 Such a fun game~

This completed a years worth of crates! He is so excited to do it all again~

Monday, July 30, 2018

End of Summer Reading Program

 Rowan finished the summer reading program and chose the most perfect book for him! He is such a comedian!

Of course we finished how we started with a cool treat!

We did the county program this year instead of the city...I think the city one is more fun.  We will miss their big party because we will be camping but he enjoyed all the reading and activities we did to complete it~

Saturday, July 28, 2018

28 Years

We have been married for 28 years on the 28th of July~

We went to the melting pot for dinner for our anniversary eve after doing some heavy lifting at the gym.  It was fun and delicious but way to much food!

 Then we hiked The Lofty Lake Loop Trail in the Uintas~

 6 miles of beautiful nature~

 Lot's of beautiful lakes to see~

After that hike we needed a pick me up for our night out~

We bought shots for the bride and groom of a wedding party celebrating that night.  Hope you have an amazing life ahead of you~

We closed down the bars and had fun playing pool at Juniors~

 After sleeping in and lifting weights we headed to topgolf for some fun and food.  I suck at this game~

we ended up at a really fun Bongo night at Twist that evening.  We both won and laughed a lot~

Staycations are the best sometimes~

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Pie and Beer Day

 Happy Pioneer day...or for us non Mormons...Pie and Beer Day...

 I just kind of think of it a another 4th of July with all the fireworks that go off~

 He wanted to shoot some off and do a few sparklers so we obliged~

 Summer memories~

Friday, July 6, 2018


David and spent some time in Seattle at a relationship workshop~

We did a lot of hard work but we also took in the sights.  It had been quite a long time since we were in Seattle~

We visited some of our old favorite places~

 David had oysters for the first time and we ate so so much yummy food~

 We took the ferry to Bainbridge Island and ended up missing the one we wanted to take back by 1 minute and had to stay for another hour!

 It was quite beautiful there though! I saw a sea lion on the way to the island.  I had hoped to see a whale...maybe next time~

We had fun at the Space Needle...that's all I will say on here about that night~

We are headed back in October for part 2 of the workshop. 

Working it out~

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and 2 partners and married to my best friend and love of my life for 28 years now! We co-habitate with 2 cats, Asha and Gustav, 1 dog, Juniper Wren, and 2 Chinchillas, Ozwald and Turbo. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint, travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!