Tuesday, September 20, 2016


You guys, we are back! I can't believe it's been six months since I wrote a blog post. The time has flown by. Time to catch up!

Since we were last on here, we went home to Steamboat Springs, Colorado where we live in the summers. We had such a fun first summer with Everett. We went on hikes, took him swimming for the first time - actually there were a lot of firsts for him! - and just generally enjoyed everything Steamboat has to offer in the summer.

Last May, Ryan signed back with his team in Scotland, the Fife Flyers, for a second season. So! Now we're back in Scotland. We've been here for about a month and we're all settled in for this upcoming season and ready to get back to the blog.

More on that tomorrow. But for now, here are a few fun pictures from the summer, if you'd like to see...

We went on a lot of trips. By the time Everett was six months old, he had been on thirteen plane rides! But our families are spread out all over the US and everyone wanted to meet Everett (obviously). I also went to my cousin's wedding in Maine which I took Ev to. And a family reunion in Florida! We got around.

We did try to allow for a lot of pool time, hikes and sunset-watching....and the summer just flew by.

One funny story: when Everett was about three months old, we tried to take him camping in Moab which turned out to be a disaster. It was too long a drive (5 hours), it took us forever to find a good campsite with shade and Ev was really confused about sleeping in a tent. He usually goes to bed at 6:30 and he wouldn't settle down until past 9 pm, when it finally got dark. By the time he finally fell asleep, Ryan and I were so exhausted that we slugged a quick glass of wine by the campfire and went to bed ourselves. We were planning on staying two nights, but went on a hike in the morning and then drove back to Steamboat. We essentially drove 10 hours to go on a hike. That was the disaster story of the summer, ha.

I guess we'll try again next summer. In any case, it's great to be back in Scotland now and back on the blog. I'll be sharing my plans going forward tomorrow. xo

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