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    Hola peeps! Welcome to Casa de Lewis. We are twenty somethings who got married in 2010, bought a house in 2011, and had a sweet baby girl in 2012! We both started our careers as CPAs and now Reagan works in finance and I have my own photography business. I blog about my baby girl (obviously), products we love, crafts, photography, DIY projects, sweet treats, random life tidbits, and the balance of being a mom and business owner! Our house is always a work in progress but we love working on it and making it our own. Thanks for stopping by!

Colorado 2010 // Warm Up

We arrived in CO late Thursday night. The next morning we got up to climb Mt. Audubon as a prep hike for Longs. Audubon takes you up to 13,233ft and is 8 miles long, so it a great “warm up” hike to get in some altitude. Not gonna lie – I almost died at about 12,000ft. In less than 24 hours I went from 800ft. to 13,000ft. Lungs. Heart. Head. Dizzy. Breathe.
But at the last minute I dragged my sorry sea level tush up to the top. Thank goodness!

There is a big snow patch that we like to slide down on our panchos:)

Here comes the rain…
More Colorado pics to come!

to be WeDnesdays // Flowers & an Anniversary

We are back from our trip! And alive! It was awesome. I will upload the pictures tonight and post some of them tomorrow!

I am behind on the Bachelorette but last night on the plane ride home Reagan and I watched the “Men Tell All” episode. Did anyone notice the awesome flowers by Chris Harrison all night?

Those are my wedding flowers! I was so happy every time they showed them!

On Monday – 8.2.10 – We climbed Longs Peak.
This day also marked 2.5 years for Reagan and I in the “dating” world and 2 months til THE WEDDING!
Here we are at the top of the keyhole about 6.25 miles in.
We both still look happy here.
Little did Reagan know that he was about to get his world rocked by the last 1.75 miles:)
(rocked, ha, no pun intended. i am so funny.)
August 5, 2010 - 1:01 am

Anonymous - It's clearly been a long day, but I'm not going to lie, it took me a minute to figure out where your hand had gone!! 😉

August 5, 2010 - 1:02 am

Anonymous - hehe, that was from me by the way…erin ann harrigan 😉 please refer to back to the its been a long day reference. thanks.

August 5, 2010 - 1:24 am

Camille Lewis - Yes! Nice screen shot of Chris. I'm glad you got the shot. Ha ha

August 5, 2010 - 2:01 am

Sada - Haha, I HAVE NO HANDS! Not gonna lie, it took ME a minute to figure out what you were talking about Erin! I was wearing gloves :)And yes Camille, I finally got the screen shot of the video playing. Ridiculous the things I do, I know…

to be WEDnesdays // At laaaast

Engagement Photo Recap!
Sorry, it took me so long. We got going working on so many other things that I put this one on the backseat! But many of you asked about my outfits from the photos so I thought I would share a couple of my favorites and let you in on my clothing secrets!

* Shirts – Gap Outlet * Dr. Pepper Bottle – Ebay * Lunch Tote – I made it! * LOVE Poster – Made by Girl *

* Yellow Quilt – Dillards (I couldn’t find it online anymore) * Jewelry – Camille Lewis:)*

* Teal Shirt – Gap Outlet * Turquoise Belt – The Limited *

* White Sweater – Banana Republic * Jewelry – Francescas *

* Yellow Tank – The Limited *
* Yellow Skirt! – Down East Basics *
My favorite stores these days seem to be Ann Taylor Loft and The Limited. I want everything! Down East Basics was introduced to me by Camille. It is an awesome store with great prices! That skirt was $29.99!
I don’t know why I am so in love with yellow right now but I am. The LOVE poster I la la love and it is in my kitchen. I am keeping the yellow blanket stashed away for sometime when it is not 95 degrees here. And really, who could resist that yellow skirt!
Oh and PS – Mom, I proudly sewed a button back on the Banana Republic white sweater the night before. My first button to sew back on – ha!
July 29, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Camille Lewis - woo hoo! Thanks for the shout out :)

Give // July

For this months GIVE, I am giving it up for a great program that was established by an alum from the finest university around, Trinity University.

Still Water Sports Camp was created by Matt Moehrig, a former football player from TU.

“The camp experience focuses on mind, body, and soul. It provides an environment where young athletes can be coached and equipped with multiple aspects of sports. In the process, all athletes are taught criteria needed to reach their “full-potential” as an athlete and, more importantly, as a person. At the same time, these campers are taught the importance of God in their lives.”
Many of my friends help out as counselors and I have heard nothing but wonderful and amazing things about this camp. If you would like to donate to help a kid attend camp, click here.

Longs Peak

{view of Longs Peak from Twin Sisters via}

Oh, Longs Peak.

I said I would never climb you again, but guess what?
Me. You. Next Monday.
Reagan and I are headed to the mountains this weekend!!
My family owns two cabins in Colorado. If you are familiar with Colorado, it is near Lyons, or a couple hours north of Denver. I love it. And I miss it. I am sitting here already getting so excited about breathing in the fresh air, hearing the creek in front of the cabins, and anything less than 95 degree weather!

And Longs Peak.
Climbing Longs Peak is like a rite of passage in my family. I did it for the first time 3 summers ago. It is cool, but there were many moments when I feared for my life. I wasn’t sure if I would ever do it again, but here I am… three years later… planning to do it again. There is one main reason…
My grandpa, B.C. Goodwin Jr.
He passed away last year and we are having a memorial for him this weekend. We are sprinkling some of his ashes up at the cabin and then at the top of Longs Peak. So that is pretty cool. And I am happy to be a part of it. I am also excited to do the climb with Reagan. I know he will love it and probably want to do it every summer.
So, are you wondering why I feared for my life? Let me give you some stats:
Highest Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park
Wake up: 3am
Beginning hike time: 4am
Beginning Elevation: 9400 feet
(San Antonio – approx 800 ft. above sea level)
Total mileage: 16 miles
Elevation at the top: 14,259 feet
Elevation gain: 5000 feet
It is a 6 mile hike to the Boulder Field. Pretty standard, not too difficult.
Then you scramble up the rocks about .3 miles to the Key Hole.
From here they say “Just follow the bullseye”. Sure, no big deal.
“The following quarter of a mile involves a scramble along narrow ledges, many of which may have nearly sheer cliffs of 1,000 feet or more just off the edge.”

The next part of the hike is called the Trough – 600 vertical feet up. One. huge. stairmaster.

Next comes, the two scariest parts. First, the Narrows.

And finally, the HOMESTRETCH!

And then back down.

More pictures to come next week! Wish us luck!