June 8, 2009

Why I Live in Gunnison, Colorado

Joe and I think about living this small town all of the time. Usually because we could make a lot more money if we were to move to Denver. I have done the math and I could easily be making $10,000 to $15,000 more than I am making currently and trust me that would help a TON financially. Even as I am writing this I am thinking about moving to Denver.

While we have thought about moving we always end up staying. We like the idea of living in a small town where everyone knows everyone. This will be helpful when the girls get older because that means that many more people who know what they are doing! We love living so close to hiking, mountain biking and skiing. Joe cannot wait for the day when Mikayla is in school and the teacher asks "So, Mikayla what did you do this weekend?" Her answer is suppose to be "Dad and I did some sick downhill."

While living here is financially a strain it is also hard to be away from family. I just have to remember this is one of the reasons we live here:

Sorry this is not in better focus but I took this picture from inside. I was scared that is I opened the door to get a better picture I would scare them away. Also, one of our creeks is right below the deer and our two ducks who we like to call Fred and Ethel were hanging out in the stream.


GreenStyleMom said...

I TOTALLy understand why you live there, but if you are going to move to the city, move to the Springs, not Denver! :)

Heidi said...

I can't wait until we move to Colorado! It is a long ways off (3 yrs. and 4 months when my husband is out of Airforce) It is on hubby's Airforce 'dreamsheet list' so I keep hoping Airforce will send us there and get us out of Las Vegas. We will most likely be here unless we want to go overseas again which we don't. At least we get to vacation in Colorado though.

Cathy said...

i've always wanted to live in a mountain town--to open your door and see that stunning scenery right there would be amazing! Gunnison is so pretty.

Carrie said...

How awesome!! don't your dogs go nuts all the time?? Mine would be trying to break out of the house to get them!!

Glad to hear you are back running - I hope you get something figured out with your foot!!

Stacey said...

Don't make the move is all I can say. Palmer and I left Gunnison for Denver 14 years and 3 kids ago and would do anything to get back! :-) The city isn't all its cracked up to be. I came to your site from Greenstylemom and have enjoyed it. Hope your foot and ankle are feeling better.