We are the Hills. My name is Aubrey, I am married to my best friend Stephen, and we have a wild one year old boy named Carver (Yes, his name came from our love of skiing). We are RAISING OUR ADVENTURE in the beautiful state of Utah, right at the base of the Wasatch mountains. Our adventures all started in the winter paradise that is Brighton Ski Resort in Brighton, Ut. Stephen and I were both working as ski and snowboard instructors for the winter when we met and began the craziest, most amazing friendship, and our little family grew from there. Adventure has always been part of both of our lives for as long as we can remember. (I mean we live in one of the most beautifully outdoor-friendly places you could think of.) We have the Wasatch mountains in our front yard, the gorgeous red-rock dessert in our back, and so many lakes and reservoirs in our neighboring communities; and we both grew up spending our evenings and weekends rock climbing, and camping, hiking, and boating, and loving every minute. We knew that this exploring of our surroundings had really shaped who we are now and was so important to us as it had taught us so many lessons in problem solving, connectedness, and being present in the moment. These are all things we want for our children to experience and hope to help them know how to take advantage of every resource and opportunity they are given. With all this being said, please don't get me wrong...we also like to lounge on the couch with our favorite ice cream and watch Netflix. We are real people and don't always like to be out in the blazing Utah sun with a screaming toddler, as we try to show him all that he "has to see". There is an art to seizing the right opportunity when you have a youngling who wants to do his own exploring. Anyway, we want to share our experiences raising a family who is dedicated to exploring, adventuring, and playing in our amazing surroundings. We hope that we can help others to realize that it can be SO worth it to get the little ones outside to let them explore, and that the adventure lifestyle can be so possible with younglings.