I have always been passionate about designing and making meaningful gifts and keepsakes and was very fortunate to able to start my own business. Lauren Nicole Gifts (name after my niece) was started in 2004 and was a great way for me to have my own business, but still move around as an Army wife. My husband recently retired from the Army and we are now permanently located in Ouray, Colorado
Thursday, June 25, 2009
We are heading out the door for our vacation today. When my husband came back from Iraq last year we decided that no matter what was going on we would shut down the business for two weeks twice a year and go somewhere. We are going to spend two weeks in Colorado dirt bike riding, hiking, and sight seeing. This is one of the places we are heading on our Colorado trip. A few years ago we bought a rustic cabin in Pitkin, Colorado (dirt bike trail heaven). It doesn't have any electricity or water. There are 76 steps to the top which is a little rough in the high altitude, especially when you have to lug water to the top. A guy from New York built it over 20 years ago. He used to climb up the rock to get to the cabin. After several years he sold it to someone else who added the stairs. We are the fourth owners and we are very grateful for the stairs!!