#tbt: Burlington, CO

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Because it's taken me so long to get through the pictures from Nicaragua and come to terms with the fact that our summer adventures are over, rather than dumping it all now, I'm going to do little installments of our Nicaragua trip in a series of throwbacks (because yeah, it's been that long now).

Our Green House

Friday, October 24, 2014

For the last few month's we've been trying to get our house in order, and I realized it's probably not going to be "done" ever, because I am apparently just taking my sweet time deciding what to do with our house, but we've got to start somewhere, yeah?

We call it the Green House, by the way, because it's green.
But we like that it sounds like we live in a greenhouse. Like we're growing. Or maturing or something (we're not).

So welcome to our home! Most of the projects we've been working on are just real lame things like putting together an IKEA dresser, picking rugs on KSL, rearranging our room a bunch of times, etc. So our house isn't really "decorated"--we haven't really put things up on the walls or painted things, but we're trying to take our time and be deliberate about what we do with where we live. So we see this as our rounded-out base of our house. We have big ideas, but we're happy with where it is now and feel at home here, which is the whole point anyway.

Behold la casa Holman!

P.S. most of the pictures are fairly fuzzy because I think I changed some settings on the camera a few weeks ago for some night photos that I now can't for the life of me figure out how to switch back... oops. I'll try to replace these pictures if I can figure out how to get better ones.

So we live in the back half of this house turned duplex. It's the perfect size for us and gets just enough light.

Yurts & Nerts

Sunday, October 12, 2014

This weekend we got to party with two of my siblings & co. at East Canyon State Park in Morgan, UT, which is now on the official Katie list of loveliest places.
My siblings do fun adventurous things with their fun adventurous kids and they let us tag along anyway even though we're noobs.
We stayed in yurts by the lake (reservoir?) that were stove-heated and had a skylight dome in the top--just so dreamy.
The views from the drive were killer, and did I mention it was so pretty up there in the canyon? Fall is my favorite and it was just wowing this weekend so I was a happy camper (pun intended).
The colors were two thumbs up. I couldn't even believe how pretty and golden all of the mountains were.
And my family is the funnest. Win-win!

Sorry/not sorry for the photo overload. It's too pretty not to share all of it. Plus, this way, we cut out the part where I pretend I can be decisive. Better for everyone.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014


After a nice little hiatus I realized if I don't catch up I'll probably end up forgetting everything that's happened in the last two months and that's just not a memory loss issue I'm prepared to deal with.

So here is a speedy recap of the last two months of our life:

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