Hello and welcome to Down Aspen Lane!

Tired of living life in the fast lane?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Our family has chosen to put the brakes on the chaos, switch gears, and start living life in the slow lane.


As a result, we’ve experienced:

  • more peace
  • new friendships
  • improved health
  • increased happiness
  • improved relationships
  • more time to do what we want
  • the making of many happy memories
  • more time living in the present moment


Who am I? Wife, mom, introvert, creativity junkie, die-hard lifelong learner, and lover of “Calgon, take me away” baths. I rely heavily on my hidden stash of treats, but will share if in a pinch. Maybe. (Just sayin…)

I’m passionate about creating personal connections within my home and community, but that hasn’t always been the case. (Trust me! Remember that part about being an introvert?!)

Real, face-to face connection is so needed in our world today! Just think of the problems that would be solved if we made more of an effort to slow down and connect with one another.


Lucky for us, true connection comes with all sorts of life-enhancing benefits.

Among other things, it has the power to:

  1. improve health,
  2. increase  happiness,
  3. and boost confidence.

This site is about my family’s journey toward connection.

We invite you to join us on this journey as we strive for more genuine connections with the people in our lives:

  • God
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Neighbors
  • Strangers
  • Ourselves

We look forward to sharing with you:

  • personal experiences
  • hospitality tips
  • recipes
  • family activities
  • encouragement
  • self-care ideas
  • fun finds
  • ideas for gift-giving
  • lessons learned
  • and so much more!


We hope you will join the conversation so that we can be inspired by you. Together, we can change the world! (No, really!)

Genuine, face-to-face connection is HIGH adventure for those with a BIG heart.


It’s an adventure worth taking.