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Brenda & Tommy
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Where We Live
We officially became mini-van-owners in 2020.
Putting up Christmas lights
Nell can read for an hour straight. It puts Tommy to sleep. :)
Nell's first gondola ride at Beaver Creek
Lots of snowmen last winter.
We love sleeping outside! This is one of our favorite spots about 30 m...
And we love waking up and having coffee outside.
Sometime we backpack in. We'll take the kids backpacking when they're...
Nell sleeps pretty well in the tent.
We bring our hammock on most camping trips.
We usually have hot dogs for dinner when we're camping.
Nell has nine cousins on Brenda's side. Her favorite days are when she...
Tommy's fam is ready for another grandchild!
Tommy and his sis on a hike
Brenda, her sister and mom making a mosaic table for our patio from ol...
Popcycles with the cousins.
BBQing at Tommy's parents house. This is why we moved back to the Midw...
Swinging at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
We love to spend time in cultures different from our own.
Spanish classes in Guatemala
Wrapping up a surf day in Costa Rica
Morning after we slept in a cave
Brenda's snorkeling face
Kayaking through mangroves
Where We Live
There are great metro parks within biking-distance from our house.
Walking home from our Saturday breakfast spot
We bike to most places
We can walk to the river from our house
There are great single-track bike trails about 30 mins from our house
Brenda's dad built indoor monkey bars for the play room.
We do a ton of hiking during all four seasons.
We carry Nell everywhere in this pack. She'll probably outgrow it this...
Tommy on the trail. :)
Brenda on the trail. :)
Snack by the river
At the top of New York Mountain in CO.
Dad's shoulders when we forget the backpack
Snowboarding is one of our favorite hobbies
Getting Nell into the sport too!
Sometimes we "skin" up the mountain, then snowboard down.
She's pooped! Ha.