Taking the Mountain

The Journey of a Mom in Motion

Author: Katie Page 3 of 9


I almost died this morning.

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Back in the Saddle Again

It has been a while.

A long while.

And that’s ok.  Life starts happening and sometimes things change.

But I have missed having this little space to write my thoughts and share our crazy family stories.

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I can’t make this stuff up…

This is Caroline’s foot.

This is an avulsion fracture.

This is the swelling on the outside that started yesterday.

We have no idea what happened or caused this.

She woke up yesterday morning and couldn’t walk on the outside of her foot.

We thought she was avoiding chore day.


After ice and elevation most of the day, it started really swelling around 7pm.

I swear everything happens at 7pm.


Anyways, to (hopefully) save another ER visit, I called and just talked to the nurse about it.  She said she needed to be seen soon by either an ER or Urgent Care.

So I took her in (she couldn’t get a shoe on, it was too painful with the pressure of the shoe) and they did 3 angles of x-rays.

Of course what is on Caroline’s mind?  Horse riding.

She told the doctor she rides every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and works at the barn on Saturday.

He said, “Not this week.”

She is super bummed but also understands.  She said she’ll do whatever it takes to be back with her horses as soon as possible.

I love her spirit and passion.

So she is in a boot right now, staying off of it as much as possible.

As my very wise grandfather says, “When you got kids that’s all you got.”


Renn’s Arm


This post has a kinda gross picture.

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

I’m going to warn you:  this recipe sounds beyond decadent.

But it’s not.

And that’s kind of the point.

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Healthy(ish) Chocolate Cake

Ok, so I’m not sure how “healthy” this chocolate cake is.  But it is delicious anyways!  If you are looking for a rich, borderline fudgy chocolate cake to satisfy that sweet tooth, this recipe will send you over the moon.  With hopefully a little less guilt!

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Greek(ish) Grilled Chicken

Confession:  I have some weight to lose this year.

Confession:  I love to cook.  BIG food.

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Today has been pretty chilly, so we’re making some chili.




This recipe is a combination of several different chili recipes and a snap to throw together!

Image result for chili cartoons

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There Arose Such a Clatter

I woke up with a migraine yesterday morning.

And I went to bed with a migraine last night.

No bueno.

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A Piece of (My) Mind

I have a history of having a temper.

There.  I said it.

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