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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!

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!

Liesl is 4 months old!

Liesl turned four months old on July 21st!
(The same day her mommy turned 348 months old! Eek!)
Here is what Liesl had to say about being 4 months…

{I found my feet! Sometimes I like to grab my big toes. Daddy is jealous of my flexibility.}

{I love my bouncer! Meet my friends – giraffe and elephant. They are pretty cool.}

{My legs are so strong! I kick kick kick the giraffe!}

{I love to laugh and smile, but I get confused when Aunt Sada has that big black thing up to her face all the time. She is weird.}