This Is Us

This Is Us

And so it begins. I take a deep breath, write in what I refer to as a stream of consciousness writing. I have a general idea, and then just go with it and hit publish. Lots of nerves, lots of excitement, no regrets.

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now. -Paulo Coelho


I feel like this picture pretty much sums us up, we are in the midst of the elementary school years, just coming out of what I refer to as “the thick of it”. I’m Colleen, and this is my family. My husband I met in ’05, married in ’08, fast forward 10 years and 3 kids later, we are The Gravley Family Circus(you can find out adventures/chaos/realness on insta using the #gravleyfamilycircus); which when we visit my family, they now ask when the circus is coming to town….hahaha.

Let me tell you all of things about me, or at least the cliff notes version. I’m a lover of the outdoors. Hiking, camping, exploring, snowboarding, I love it and have more on the list of activities to try. I start EVERY day with coffee, I’m not a morning person, I laugh often and often way too loudly, my language wanders on the trucker side things, I believe dogs are family and a rescues save us more than we save them, I love hard and fierce, I’m not a native of anywhere and call Colorado home, I’m convinced that more of the events in our lives is “a God thing” than we/I understand, I’m super flighty and tend to have more ideas than I put into action, at a party you will find me shaking my moneymaker as Ludacris says, I’m NOT easily offended and say what I mean (except for those “I’m FINE” moments), I sing like I’m on The Voice….not well enough to be on the show just loud and proud, and lastly I’m a risk taker….I take chances, I say yes and figure it out later, I bet the farm, I don’t just jump in feet first I cannon ball in, and I do it with fear and one huge deep breath.