Break me into bigger pieces, so some of me is home with you.


Big moves

The train whistle pierces the still of the evening silence…

Is it “pierces”?  “Pearces”?  No, definitely “pierces”.  It still looks funny, though…anyway.

It rained tonight.  The soil around the new house is damp and a faint smell of ozone and puddles wafts in through the screen door.

Yikes, is that how ‘wafts’ is spelled?

The house on Cedar Ave is still partially packed in boxes, randomly pilled against walls and atop one another.  Only today did a proper coaxial cable adapter spring our house forth from “Luddite” to “blog-worthy”.

Alright, poor attempt at gaining pity through prose.  Yup, I’ve been a slouch at blogging.

I’m trying to say that it’s been awhile.

I’ve missed you.

But (in the typical and all too common fashion of unpaid bloggers) I’m going to make a serious effort towards being more consistent with my posts.

The sound you just heard was my unsuccessful attempt at stifling a chortle.

Everyone knows the easiest excuse when you haven’t called mom for weeks or run into a friend you’ve been innocently avoiding: “I’ve meant to get in touch with you, but I’ve been sooo busy!”

And I really, really have.  Really.

Allow me to recap:


In a worthy attempt to make this summer even more fun than the last, I spent 17 days rafting the Grand Canyon stretch of the Colorado River…

A handstand chain at Redwall Cavern with some of the team

A handstand chain at Redwall Cavern with some of the team


…I attended a beer festival and a Rockies game with childhood friends…


I watched one of my best friends get married to the woman of his dreams…



…I had my first paid circus-gig, and performed on stilts and in the aerial cube.


Running away to join the circus!


Earlier in the year, I made an attempt to ski Mt. Rainier with two of my climbing partners, Sean and Kyle…


Mt. Rainier with Kyle and Sean


…and I held my nephew Asher for the first time!



Holding my nephew for the first time


Joan and I mountain biked, hiked, camped and goofed.


Hiking in the West Elk Wilderness with Joansie


I fell further in love…



Lupine on Snodgrass with my Linders

…and we moved to Flagstaff.

We’re starting a great little life in the “mountains” of Arizona.  It’s cool enough for the dogs, we’re two blocks from great trails and school is in full swing for me.  It’s been a bit of an adjustment but with change comes opportunity.  We’re excited for all the adventures to be had in Flagstaff and can’t wait for you all to come visit!

With Colorado always in our hearts, we’ll be thinking of all our friends back home.  Adventure is out there!


“Find a way or make one.” -Robert E. Peary


2 responses

  1. Joanie Grant

    What a great new post Sweeter Pie! It’s great to read about our adventures from the counter perspective! I love adventuring with you 🙂

    September 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

  2. Kathy Garcia AKA Mom

    Thanks for updating sonny! Glad you’re settling in.
    And don’t even try to go for weeks without calling your mom!!
    Miss you,

    September 2, 2013 at 11:15 am

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