DRIVE TO THE MOUNTAINS

I’ve said from the very beginning of my pregnancy how important it is for me to raise Acacia to love and respect Nature. I want her to grow up camping, hiking, swimming in lakes, and getting dirty outside. Since Dustin bought his new Jeep and the air quality in Idaho has cleared up, we’ve been…

Read More

2016: YEAR IN REVIEW

2016 was a year of incredible highs and lows. We had some losses as a family, like the death of my grandfather. But we also had some surprise blessings, like finding out I’m pregnant with my first. We ran wild in Thailand for 3 unforgettable months, roamed the Idaho mountains all summer, and spent a…

Read More

RIGGINS, IDAHO: POPULATION 413

Nestled deep inside a canyon along the famous Salmon River is the small town of Riggins, Idaho. Once known as “Gouge Eye”, It was named by the local miners who came to the area in search of gold, after a gruesome fight broke out at a saloon and a man lost his eye. Riggins is…

Read More

SKINNY DIPPIN BLUE LAKE

Growing up in Idaho was exceedingly boring. I was raised in the suburbs and It wasn’t until I graduated high school and moved to Boise to start college that I began to realize everything I took for granted when I was younger. Idaho has a strong presence of wilderness and some of the most beautiful…

Read More

HIKING CASCADE, IDAHO

In order to forget about all the stress from mid-terms and get away for a while I went hiking Friday and Saturday. We drove up to Cascade, Idaho and hiked a mile to Blue Lake, which was absolutely breathtaking! I can’t even count how many people from California and especially states on the East coast, ask me if…

Read More