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A midwest family enjoying life in Colorado.

Living in Elevation

Hi, I’m Amanda and in 2018 my family of four decided to pack up our entire lives and move from Missouri to Colorado.  

This move might not seem big to some, but to us it was life changing.  My husband and I had spent most of our lives in Missouri and our kids had never known anything different.  We traveled a lot but there was always something missing.  We always dreamed of starting an adventure somewhere new.  We spent years dreaming and waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.  Basically we were waiting for life to kick us in the butt and make us do something way outside of our comfort zone.  We talked a big talk, but when it came down to it we were scared to make the change.  We had an amazing support system of family and friends and loved our life in Missouri.  Why would we mess all that up just to chase some dream?  

Well, in 2018, my husband and I sat down and talked about what we really wanted (and didn’t want) in life.  We knew we definitely didn’t want to wake up one day and say “what if?“.  

What if we had tried something new?  

What if we had done something scary?  

What if we went against what most people thought we should do and made our own path?  

What if we could have been even happier?

So we decided to do it!  We sold our beautiful home in the Midwest, kissed everyone goodbye with tears streaming down our faces and ventured west to Colorado.

We picked Colorado for a variety of reasons, but the biggest reason was the mountains.  Any time I look at the mountains or hike into the mountains I am immediately happier.  We might literally live at a higher elevation in Colorado (6224 ft to be exact), but we also LIVE at a higher elevation.  We look forward to every weekend adventure and hosting all our family and friends when they come to visit. We are making our dreams happen and elevating our lives.  

We want to experience all that Colorado has to offer. 

This blog is our way of recording all of these adventures and documenting the biggest adventure we’ve taken yet… our life in colorful Colorado!