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Month: August 2016

Climbing as a Family

Posted in Family, and Fitness

I first started climbing mainly to keep my husband company as he climbed. Munchkin was his original climbing partner, but her college schedule and studies limited her climbing time. I figured that it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try as he wanted a climbing partner, and I wanted not only to have a fun way to stay in shape but also spend more time with him. I quickly learned that I enjoyed the challenge of climbing. While you climb with others, it really is an individual challenge. As a beginner, you don’t have to be better than the next…

Harsh, Beautiful Desert Life

Posted in Family, and Homesteading

Life in the desert can be beautiful, but it’s also steeped in danger. The harsh elements just dare you to get careless. Beauty and tranquility can change to danger and death in an instant. On a day-to-day basis, we enjoy the beauty of the desert. Gorgeous sunrises and breath-taking sunsets. Clear night skies filled with stars. Blooming plant life after a storm. Amazing views that stretch for miles. Interesting rock formations. Entertaining wildlife. We have so much to do from hiking to climbing to riding to exploring. While we enjoy mild temperatures for a good portion of the year, the…

College Life: Sophomore Year Begins

Posted in College Life, and Family

Poor Munchkin didn’t get much of a break between the end of her summer classes and the beginning of her sophomore year. In fact, she had a little over a week, but we made the most of it. She enjoyed sleeping in pretty much every day. Since Daddy was gone for part of her time off, we had some great girl time as we relaxed and enjoyed more than one movie marathon. She played some games on the xbox, made some jewelry, and got some recreational reading done. Once Daddy got back, we did some fun indoor rock climbing. Alas,…