The air is crisp and a chill settles over my bones. As I step onto the porch of the small log cabin, the boards beneath me creak with the weight. A tendril of smoke grasps for the sky from the wood burning stove that warms the cabin. I look out in the distance over the … More Time for Reflection
Quarantine life on the farm in Montana consists of an eclectic mix of fire stoking, cooking, reading, puzzling, and walks in the field. This downtime is much needed and has been a kind of reset button for us. Although there is the incredible disappointment of cancelled travel plans and a lot of unknowns about what … More Quarantine Life in the Montana Cabin Home
2018… what happened? It’s true what they say, every year flies by faster than the last. Or so it seems. This year was a pivotal one. Whit and I completed our Internal Medicine residencies and moved on to brighter horizons. I started working as a primary care provider and Whit began her geriatrics fellowship. The … More 2018:: A Look Back
A group of four of us attempted a sunset hike up to H rock on the foothills of the Wasatch Range one Friday night. Unfortunately, there was no sunset, but there were some moody skies overhead as a storm rolled through the valley. The rain pelted us a bit on our way down, but it … More Storm over the Wasatch
In Utah, there is a well to do holiday called Pioneer Day every July 24th. It is in memory of the countless Mormon pioneers who descended the canyon to make their home in the Salt Lake Valley. The holiday boasts parades, a ridiculous amount of fireworks, and for us non-Mormons, the annual “Pie and Beer … More Wildflowers of the Wasatch
A poem to the Grand Canyon: Your 115 degree heat may have seared me, Your sun may have scalded me, Your rapids may have pummeled me, And your frigid waters may have chilled me, But your timeless beauty has forever shaped me. Six days, 188 miles, 28 rafters, 2 boats, 3 guides. From mile 0 … More Grand Canyon White Water Rafting
Earlier this Spring, we ventured back to Helena, Montana to attend our sister-in-law’s baby shower. It was a celebration packed weekend with the baby shower on Saturday and Whitney’s mom’s birthday on Sunday. The baby shower had a baby animal theme, with tiny raccoons and foxes lining the mantle and little squirrels dotting the kitchen. … More A Montana Baby Shower
Y’all, my little brother is married!! He married his soulmate, Allison, on April 21, 2018 in Dripping Springs, Texas. Their wedding was in the beautiful hill country outside of Austin and was loads of fun! The margaritas were to die for and they had dinosaurs on their wedding cake.. I mean, come on! How could … More Y’all, my little brother is married!
Remember that time we backpacked through Europe for three months? Remember the countless gelato stops, eating baguettes and cheese under the Eiffel Tower, and sipping delectable Turkish coffee? Remember when I cried at the Anne Frank house, which came at no surprise since I cry at the smallest fleck of emotion? Remember spending hours and … More Remember when?
My two visits to Dublin were vastly different. The first, I was alone and although enjoyed the rich history, I couldn’t fight the wave of loneliness. The second, I scurried around town taking ridiculous pictures with my wife, laughing and having a ball. I must admit that I felt quite adept at the whole travel … More Dublin, Ireland