We’d walked by the sign day after day, week after week, and year after year. “Wouldn’t it be nice to have more acreage? We could build a trail for the dogs” I said. “Better yet, we’d be able to mitigate it and better protect our house from wildfires” my husband…

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As I opened the car door, the wind grabbed it from my hands, jerking it open. Stepping out of the car, the biting wind brought tears to my eyes. Within seconds, I could no longer feel my ears. As I opened the hatch, Shawnee peered out at me. Normally, she…

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Skiing Covid Style

“I think we should go skiing today” Bryon said. “I don’t know, I’m not feeling that well.” “It will be good to have some fun like we used to and get away from all the stresses.” Begrudgingly, I put my ski pants on, grabbed my jacket, skis and boot bag…

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The Over Sized Christmas Tree

Note: This is the story of our first Christmas in our Nederland home back in 2010. It looked so much bigger inside the house than outside in the forest. But that was only the beginning of our problems. With my entire family coming for a mountain Christmas in Colorado, I…

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