Spring in the Rockies has a certain state to it. The smell of damp ground (but not the same as wet, rich soil.) The crisp mountain air not quite touched by morning dew, but not as arid as usual, either. Brewing coffee from the Roastery and bread from Loback's. The alpenglow on the Collegiate Peaks. … Continue reading Reflecting on April – 2019
February came and went quickly. I'm tired of winter, especially when it's frigidly cold without snow. I'm preparing for my upcoming Australia trip and wrapping up details at work before I leave. It's a quiet month, and the world feels like it's in hibernation. Updates from Spring Canyon I realized during the last week of … Continue reading Reflecting on February – 2019
I've been reflecting on how 2019 has already been filled with so much love. I started off the new year with a wedding, and seemingly every week was filled with celebrations of love and friendship. It's going to be a good year. During January I wrote and submitted my first article to CCCA's InSite magazine. … Continue reading Reflecting on January – 2019
Christmas is my favorite holiday. I adore the decorating, the preparations, the gift-wrapping, and the chance to see so many of my friends and family. The world is wrapped in white and lights and joy - what's not to love? This was my first Christmas in my apartment in Buena Vista and the first time … Continue reading Reflecting on December – 2018
November is my second favorite month of the entire year (closely following December!) It's filled with shorter days and longer nights, both perfect for cozy evenings at home with a good book and a hot cup of coffee. It's also when I start to reflect on the past year's goals, accomplishments, dreams, and lessons. In … Continue reading Reflecting on November – 2018
I love fall - it's definitely my favorite season. Spiced cider, crisp air, and fires in the hearths. Many of my loved ones have birthdays in the autumn, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and I enjoy the shorter days that bring people closer together. October was a quiet month. One of the highlights … Continue reading Reflecting on October – 2018
On the third Monday of every September, Buena Vista has dinner together. Spread out across 450 tables down East Main Street, 3,600 friends come together to share stories, laughs, and a meal. Born out of tragedy and sustained because of a desire to remain a close-knit community amongst the chaos of summer in a tourism-driven town. … Continue reading Just Us. Just Dinner. BV Strong.