Wear it Wednesday; Dressember Recap

Dressember 2015 is over, and I am joyfully, gleefully wearing my blue jeans..."I promise to never leave you again..." But since it is the first Wednesday in January, Kayla and I thought it would be appropriate to recap dressember for you, show you all our photos and reflect on what wearing a dress taught us. I [...]

2013 Colorado Springs Balloon Classic {clarkestudio photography- colorado springs photographer}

To celebrate us being in Colorado Springs for more than a year, I decided to share some of my favorite images I took at this year's Balloon Classic. Sadly the weather was not very agreeable for flying on Sunday, but Monday gave us beautiful clear skies and wonderful flying [and photographing] weather! Enjoy! After we [...]

Hiking Rampart Reservior

Last week, I set out to find a new place for Asher to swim...I ended up finding Rampart Reservoir...the hike was gorgeous and wonderful. And the water was worth it! {Ask Asher} I did think we were lost the entire time I was trying to find the trail head but nonetheless I found it without too [...]

Favorite hikes near Colorado Springs

All you have to do it drive through Colorado to know this place is beautiful. Earlier this month Mr and I hiked the Crag's, July 1 actually. It hailed on us for 30 minutes after we got started. This past week, I decided I wanted to hike it again. This time just Asher and me. [...]

A response to {Shelter Adoption=Moral Superiority}

I recently came upon the blog/letter/whatever of Shelter Adoption=Moral Superiority by Danielle Romeo, and although she does make a few good points. I feel the need to respond. Adopting a dog from a shelter doesn't make you a crazy, annoying, morally superior human being. Although, I will give you there are quiet a few annoying [...]

a reflection on our 6th wedding anniversary

Mr and I dated a mere 5 months before getting engaged. Although we were both members of our local BSM (baptist student ministry) I am sure folks wondered. My mom and dad made us wait to tie the knot until I was further along in my college education...preferably after I received my degree...did I mention [...]

When is it too hot for your dog? {summer pet care tips}

I was born and raised in Texas, like Houston, Texas...and if you have never been there it gets very hot in the summer (+100 degrees) with a boatload of humidity (average 78%). It doesn't ever feel cool unless you're in a pool or in front of the AC. So when is it too hot to [...]

Hiking Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs

Well, spring has FINALLY arrived. By finally I mean, it snowed 1.5" on May 1. So now that the sun has decided to shine and the snow has moved on {hopefully} I can get outside with Asher more often, get some exercise and some sun! Last week, Asher and I went to one of my favorite places. [...]