Summer Splash

What a summer it has been! Between building passive houses, hula, my keiki having her first “summer school break”, and everything that falls in between, we’ve had a lot of fun. Earlier this summer we did a family beginners white water rafting trip with my keiki and her cousin. The girls LOVED it! They immediately wanted to go again. This past weekend we went again. The water was much lower making for a more technical trip. My keiki came out of the raft dry but still proclaiming her love for rafting!

We have gone as a family (adults only) on the intermediate and advanced trips in the past and they are always fun. My in-laws have been booking through Raft Masters out of Idaho Springs. Our first trip was three years ago in Canon City doing the Royal Gorge trip and since we have done Clear Creek in Idaho Springs. The guides are always fun, but I’ve really appreciated how great they are with the little ones. It’s exciting to get my cupkeiki out doing new adventures-and while she doesn’t paddle the boat she’s still getting a good challenge!

I’m looking forward to next summers water adventures, especially as my niece and cupkeiki start to participate in the activities with everyone!


Go Child

Go child, catch the toads,

squish the mud between your toes

Go child, pick wildflowers,

be lost in your imagination for hours

Go child, be free in nature,

plan your future

Go child, be present- be grateful

be free…

Go child, stay wild.

Savory Baked Sweet Potato

Baked sweet potato, roasted tomato, chorizo, avocado, pumpkin seeds, chevre cheese and fresh basil.

When it’s hot, it’s hard to decide what to make. Something light, cold, sweet…that doesn’t always work so well for dinner. Well, at least not the sweet part. This satisfied my desire for something light-small portion, cold and sweet however mostly just come from the cheese. The rest of dinner was perfectly savory and filling.

The sweet potatoes were smaller in size. Washed first, cut in half, coated in olive oil and salt and baked at 400F for about 40min. The last 20min I added the tomatoes to tue sheet pan of potatoes, which here quartered first. The chorizo was sautéed with 3 cloves of garlic and half an onion.

It was certainly a dinner I’m looking forward to making again!