Divide, Colorado

A holiday trip to the family cabin to visit grandparents.  A winter wonderland after the heat and humidity of Hawai’i.


Miles goes on a short adventure from Matt Brandt on Vimeo.

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Waikoloa and Volcano, The Big Island, Hawai’i

This has the potential to be a HUGE post because we spent two glorious weeks, for our first ever trip to Hawai’i.  It couldn’t have been a more perfect adventure – beaches, volcanoes, dolphins, waterfalls, manta rays, sea turtles, Kona coffee, and so much more!  We have fallen deeply in love.

Our first week was spent at a resort while Matt worked with the many Mozillians.


Our second week was spent near Volcanoes National Park. Here’s MQ exiting a lava tube.


My birthday was celebrated at Punalu’u Beach Park one of the only accessible black sand beaches.


We bushwhacked in to Waiale Falls – so worth it!


Kilauea Iki Trail which takes you through the lava lake of Kilauea Crater.


On the way to the airport and MQ requested a beach. So we stopped at ‘Ahu’ena Heiau (King Kamehameha’s temple).

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Lake Irwin, Crested Butte, Colorado

Lake Irwin is gorgeous and just the right distance from Crested Butte.  We enjoyed great camping and the perks of being able to drive into town for fancy food and the Montanya Distillery for rum cocktails.

The campground was busy but quiet and the kids loved playing on the lake.  MQ did lots of exploring with his grandparents and was introduced to s’mores by his cousin.

Mint Oreo cookie stuffed with roasted marshmallow. Yum!

Floating away under a blue bird sky. Bye bye Dada!

The view from our tent. *sigh

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