Posts Posts by: "Katie Backer"

“Thank you for booking.”  As discussed last month, once you determine where, when, and what type of international experience you want and book it, you are in for a life-changing, memorable time!                 Now all you need to do…(Read More)

You want to go where? Why don’t you wait until you have a steady job? Have you ever been met with these responses when sharing your travel dreams?  For some, international travel seems very overwhelming. And while yes, it can be, that’s also the beauty of it. When traveling internationally, you are…(Read More)

When you think of the most inspirational person in your life, who comes to mind? Your parents, teacher, pastor, friend, or maybe a celebrity? If you ask Granite Health & Fitness members, many people will point to Kari Bogner and Jenn Thompson as their inspiration, and rightly so!   Sisters, friends, and colleagues, these two…(Read More)

If you spend time with kids this time of year, you cannot help but sense their heightened excitement as summer draws ever closer. Though summer vacation can be thrilling for students (and so necessary for school staff members!), it can leave parents feeling more anxiety than elation. Your mind might be swirling with questions. What…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s February 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  photo by Jana Graham Photography “O my luve is like a red, red rose,” or so said Robert Burns in his beautiful prose linking love with red roses. As…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s January 2018 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  featured photo courtesy of Laura Scheetz Think back to a time when you felt free. Truly free. Were you on a trip? On a date? On a dance floor…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s November 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Have you ever traveled to a different city entirely immersed in new sights, sounds, smells, and fun, only to return home more grateful for our community?   In Billings…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s November 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  Photo courtesy of Kristin Jean Photographer Did you grow up watching the Christmas scene from Lady and the Tramp? You may remember your heart utterly melting when you saw…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s October 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  by Katie Backer I recently read a book to my daughter about a young teen who was thrown out of her house one night without a thing to her…(Read More)

Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s August 2017 issue. Never miss an issue, check out SFM’s digital editions, here!  article & feature photos by Katie Backer Turn up the ‘80s pop and hit the road to explore our beautiful, Montana backyard. This summer, you may be trying to cram in…(Read More)