Swimming In Red Salt: Beauty & Pain

We live close(ish) to the Great Salt Lake. So, of course, we decided that we needed the experience of swimming in it. One bright Saturday morning it was THE day. We woke up tragically late, ate breakfast with extreme slowness, pulled on our clothes with the speed of a snail and finally made it out … Continue reading Swimming In Red Salt: Beauty & Pain

Call for Adventure – How Mountains Bring Out Our Deep Desire for More

I want to see mountains again, Gandalf – mountains; and then find somewhere where I can rest. ~Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring Deep within us all is a desire for adventure; a desire to break free from the normality’s of life and face peril and hardship and reward. We love to read about it … Continue reading Call for Adventure – How Mountains Bring Out Our Deep Desire for More

Little Voices

My house is filled with constant noise. Excited screams. Pained sobs. Little shrill voices pounding against my ears. Whining. Pouting. Wailing. Laughter. Tears. Joy. Constant chatter. The never-ending noise can wear me down. When the little kids are always crying or pouting or talking nonstop, it is easy to get frustrated and blow up. It's … Continue reading Little Voices