June 2018 Gallery

June 2018 Gallery

Pictures are worth a thousand words, so we’ll lay off the keyboard sometimes and just share some highlights in photo form. We did a lot of exploring in our first month so we have a lot to share.

Elliot’s First Post

Elliot’s First Post

We’re planning on letting Elliot write one blog post per month so you can all know what is really going on. One thing is clear – they will be colorful. Enjoy her first post!

Week 1 In Steamboat + Goodbyes & Road Trip [VIDEO]

Week 1 In Steamboat + Goodbyes & Road Trip [VIDEO]

Saying goodbye to friends and family was a high priority for our last few weeks in Illinois. It felt like slowly – very slowly – pulling off a band-aid over several weeks. Then with one final tug we drove away and the pain was real. The emotion was…

Living With Parents

Living With Parents

Between moving out of our house in Hoffman Estates and heading west to our new temporary address in Steamboat Springs, we’ve been at mom and dad Bowman’s for about 8 weeks. And we wish it could be a bit longer…

Tribute To A House

Tribute To A House

We don’t want to miss a chance to memorialize the home we lived in for 9 of our first 12 years of marriage. But it is just a house after all…

Colorado vs. New Zealand

Colorado vs. New Zealand

In this post, I’m sharing one of the psychological tricks we used on ourselves (unknowingly) to make the move to Colorado appear much easier.

Confessions of a New SAHM

Confessions of a New SAHM

At the point of writing this, I have been a SAHM (stay-at-home mom) for 40 days, and in a nutshell…it is way more difficult than I thought it would be.

Why Steamboat Springs?

Why Steamboat Springs?

Kathi and I have gone out west for a ski trip almost every year for the last 15. We ended up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado back in 2010 and I honestly can’t remember why we chose it the first time. But it ended up being the first destination we returned to the following year…

Transitional Season of Intentionality

Transitional Season of Intentionality

I have big plans for the next few months while we wait for all the pieces of our move to fall into place. Many people have asked me why I have stopped working months before our move, and there are a few reasons…

Why We’re Going

Why We’re Going

Most of you know, but if you don’t, here’s a bit of news. The Bowmans (Ryan, Kathi, Elliot, and Alexa) are making a move to live in Colorado for about 18 months starting in Summer of 2018.