Hello and welcome to Down Aspen Lane!


This blog details my family’s journey towards connection.

Our desire is to create more meaningful relationships in our lives, including relationships with:

God. Family. Friends. Neighbors. Strangers. Ourselves.

As a result of our efforts to connect with others 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


The fact is…life is more fun when you do it with others.



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?!)

Thankfully, over time I’ve learned that, with a little ingenuity, there are countless fun, creative, and virtually pain-free ways to connect with others. It is my intent to share some of those ideas with you!

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.


Consider this an invitation to

join us on our journey towards connection!


This blog contains the tools necessary for your journey:


personal experiences

hospitality tips


family activities


self-care ideas

fun finds


ideas for gift-giving

lessons learned

and so much more!


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

We hope you’ll join us!


It’s an adventure worth taking.