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I started this blog when my husband became a Law Enforcement Ranger for the National Park Service in 2010. I knew that as I followed him to some of the most beautiful  places in the world we would have many stories to tell. Since I began this blog, we have had adventures, lived long distance, moved twice, bought a house, visited the Grand Canyon, gone back to school, added to our family, fallen from mountains, learned a lot about ourselves, and we look forward to what lies ahead no matter what path we choose.

I think that my purpose of this blog has changed significantly since I began. As I look back over the last couple of years, I notice that my writing has become focused on our biggest change which was when our daughter entered the world a little over 2 years ago. She has become my favorite topic to write about and has definitely changed our hearts forever and for the better.  We are not as focused on having so many crazy adventures (although we do still make an effort to have them, just less frequently) and moving to crazy places. Our focus and mission together now is to have a joyful family and if any of you have children. I’m sure you probably know that 2 year olds bring along a whole new set of adventures with out even leaving the house!

I am currently editing this section of my blog and find it so interesting to see the many things that have changed. We no longer have a dog, but have added a bright eyed little girl named Audrey. If you have read any of my blog I’m sure you have seen her, but just in case here is a picture of her with our newest addition, Copper the kitty. Together they certainly keep life interesting.

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My husband still works for the same group of parks but has transferred to a different location called Cornado National Memorial. We no longer live in the park and unfortunately I do not have many pictures of it yet, so until I do we will just stick with one from our previous location in Chiricahua National Monument.

Despite the change  of pace lately, we are still a part of the Park Service family and it is still a significant part of our lives. I hope to continue  sharing our adventures with you whether they be here at home or out on a desert trail.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Louise Kay permalink
    June 29, 2011 10:59 PM

    This is wonderful Danielle. Thank you for sharing. Mom

  2. J. Scott Moncrief permalink
    January 16, 2012 4:31 PM

    What Mom said. I found your blog while searching “Mingo Falls Campground.” This blog is a great idea for those of us who admire our NPS professionals and th eir commitment to our National treasures.

  3. July 29, 2012 3:50 AM

    i suppose you should edit the part about the dog.
    i was pretty grumpy about what happened … but i suppose we did something similar with the horses. i’m still sad about that, and probably will be for some time.

    oh! i ran the “Children with hope” 10k a month ago. maybe you’ll be there next year?

    • July 30, 2015 10:28 PM

      hope you’re back running some day — and you might chuckle to hear that i not only set, i SHATTERED my 5k PW recently ~

  4. June 1, 2013 6:07 AM

    Hi Danielle,

    I’m Katie, a NPS Law Enforcement Officers wife too! I found your blog while searching about FLETC. My husband J has been in the Park Services for more than five years…He is now a GS-9 headed to FLETC. We will be apart during that time (such a tough season ahead) What a journey it has been but such a peace knowing that God is in control of the path we take. I’m so glad I found you! I blog about our park service life too at http://www.jklittlechoices.com….Many blessings to you and yours!

  5. Megan Eversole permalink
    March 29, 2014 10:05 PM

    Hi Danielle, I found your blog through a google search. My husband will be taking his first seasonal park ranger position with the nps in the next month. We have two kids, ages 3 and 4, and two Labrador retrievers. I also have a degree in health promotion and am a doula. Any tips for living the park ranger life, thoughts on finding temporary housing or anything that you wish you would have known before jumping in would be appreciated! Thanks so much!

    • July 20, 2014 11:13 PM

      Megan, could you send me your current e-mail address? I tried replying to you, but it came back and I would love to get in touch with you!

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