Happy 3rd Birthday Soleil!!!

Soleil's 3rd birthday celebration actually started a few days before the actual day (October 9th) in Las Vegas. She got her party going with these two cute little guys, Noah and Elijah, otherwise … [Read more...]

Bye-Bye Maple Canyon

I've been to Utah a few other times in my life, but I must never have bought liquor before. I had no idea that all the liquor stores were owned and operated by the State.  The liquor … [Read more...]

From Heroin to Heroine: How a Good Man Made All the Difference

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” –Johann Wolfgang … [Read more...]

Draft Show and Town Fair: Nephi, Utah

Finally. We made it to a town fair. It had been way too long since we bumped elbows with the local set. Frankly, North Americans just don't gather as much as their southern neighbors … [Read more...]

What are WE doing in Nephi, Utah?

Well, we targeted Nephi because it's the closest small town (with a grocery store) to Maple Canyon, a beautiful, kid-friendly, rock climbing destination. But when we pulled into town, we almost kept … [Read more...]

Noni’s Garden Pasta with Feta and Summer Vegetables

When I launched Nomadly in Love a few weeks ago, my very good friend Corrin, who goes by Fresh Princess on her popular YouTube cooking channel, asked me to collaborate with her. I was honored, of … [Read more...]

My First River Trip! – An Update from Soleil

Guess what! It finally happened! I got to go on my first family river trip! I was so excited!!! THREE WHOLE DAYS DOWN THE DESCHUTES! I had no idea what that meant, but Mama and Daddy, and Pa … [Read more...]

Family and Friends = Home

Towards the end of Sprinter Life, I really fell behind on the daily updates. Quite frankly, I just didn't have time. About three months ago, I started working with Tree at Outdoorplay. So … [Read more...]

White Bean Soup with Fennel and Kale

If you enjoy this recipe, please comment and share it!   I love cooking. It speaks to my love of personal transformation, poetry, alchemy, turning bad sh!t into glorious motherlovin' … [Read more...]

Climbing with Kids: Beth Rodden Interviewed Us!

A few months ago, while we were in Yosemite for 3 wks, we had the lucky opportunity of meeting Beth Rodden. Our families converged at the same "warm up"  boulder at the same time, and … [Read more...]

Welcome to Nomadly in Love!

Hi friends,  So, finally, it's here: Nomadly in Love is live. Getting to this point took much longer than I'd anticipated, and I actually cried a few times along the way. Apparently web design … [Read more...]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

I'm afraid to know where this post will wind up in the search engines. Probably somewhere between Viagra and gay porn. But, I couldn't help myself. Sometimes kids just say the darndest things...to … [Read more...]

These Are the (Sick) Days

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. — Leonardo da Vinci We just spent a few days parked at the Deschutes … [Read more...]

But How Will Soleil Make Friends?

"But how will Soleil make friends? How will she 'socialize'?" It's not a bad question. Given that we're always on the move, and that Soleil is an only child, I can understand why people worry. … [Read more...]

Yosemite: The REAL happiest place on Earth

Being in Yosemite brought back memories of the two weeks we spent in Cochamo, Chile a little over a year ago. Both valleys boast enormous granite rock walls, outstanding climbing, ancient forests, … [Read more...]