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We are an adventure family

We are an adventure family

We love to take our kids on hikes, explore the backcountry, camping, swimming. If the weather is warm, we’re outside. The day Heather went with us, we wanted to go out exploring the Owyhees near Silver City.There are some pretty rough roads that we wanted to go...

What happened to the cruel bravery of family Christmas Tree hunting?

What happened to the cruel bravery of family Christmas Tree hunting?

If you have ever seen the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, you know that there is a cruel sense of fun when it comes to finding your own Christmas tree. Going out into the forest and finding your dream tree is like something out of a movie for sure. So why...

Snowy day Christmas tree hunting

Snowy day Christmas tree hunting

Smack. Right in the face and down my shirt, the snowball was really cold. It never ceased to amaze me as a child how much fun the snow could be when it was new. It was always so fun to make snowballs for throwing, snowmen for displaying and travel up our backyard...

More stunning views for family adventure photos

More stunning views for family adventure photos

Recently I was asked what got me into photography. Why did I start learning and did I always want to make it a business? I have written about this before. My mom was an amateur photographer and she sparked my love for it, but I never considered making it a degree...

List of Idaho family adventures that actually have an astonishing view

List of Idaho family adventures that actually have an astonishing view

Riding together on our sled, my sister was sitting in front. There were lots of bushes on this butte in our back yard and it wasn’t easy to navigate around them when we sled down in the snow. However, in true kid-fashion, we absolutely would go as high as possible so...

4 boise family adventures to absolutely not miss (and how to get there)

4 boise family adventures to absolutely not miss (and how to get there)

One of my biggest fears in taking my children into the outdoors when they were young was not knowing where to go that would be safe. Where we lived at the time, there were lots of places to go but not having been to any of them myself, I was always afraid it would be...

Why printing your colossal photos is NOT a futile endeavor

Why printing your colossal photos is NOT a futile endeavor

He lost them. All of them. Even after I told him. They are gone. You see, my husband is a peak mountain climber. Meaning, he takes his spare time to climb mountains and climbs mountains to get to the top. Notice I didn’t say “rock climber” but mountain climber. He is...

How to have the most crush-worthy family photo gallery in town

How to have the most crush-worthy family photo gallery in town

People are always asking me how to have the photos that they see in others' homes. You know the ones. Photos where the people are always happy and the locations are gorgeous. You get all dressed up and everything looks fabulous in the sunset. But have you actually...

How to pick the best camera for you

How to pick the best camera for you

We just got home from the emergency room. We are fine. Unfortunately, my pocketbook is not, but that is a story for another time. I was wishing I had thought to bring my camera. Hindsight, I know...but that got me thinking of something else because my mind will often...

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