In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Friday, May 13, 2011


    On May 13, 2000, Hubby and I pledged to share our lives together, to give each other unconditional love and to be together until the end of our days. Eleven years later and we wouldn't change a thing. We started dating over thirteen years ago, when I was a junior in high school and he was a freshman in college. We knew pretty quickly that we needed to be together forever. A year after I graduated from high school we were married.
    We have had some pretty unforgettable times together. We have been on countless roadtrips. Our favorite place to go is my Uncles' cabin in Grand Teton National Park. Our second favorite place is anywhere in the mountains. Our most memorable trip was when we took S at nineteen months to London, England.
    We have lived in two different states and had nine moves since we were married. Our least favorite place to live was Mesa, AZ. The only redeeming thing about that was sharing a home with my Sister. Our favorite place to live would be a tie between Happy Jack, AZ and Fort Collins, CO. Happy Jack was great because we were an hour from anywhere and the elk were rampant. Plus, it was our second year of marriage and I spent most of the year there pregnant with S. Fort Collins was the first place that really felt like we might be home. If you don't know why Fort Collins would be a favorite place to live, just google it and I promise you will quickly understand.
    We have so many memories to look back on and we can't wait to continue building upon those memories in all of the years to come.


  1. Oh good ol' FoCo, really is a great town!

  2. Congratulations! What a great story your lives have been and will continue to be. Enjoy it.