Friday, April 17, 2015

Hanging out in McCall, Idaho

Last month we had an awesome, long weekend with Jason's parents in McCall. A place three hours south of us that we'd heard was beautiful, but had yet to visit. This ski town is really pretty ... mountains, lake, trees ... what's not to like. We went in the middle of rain season however, so perhaps not quite as pretty as it could have been, but still great to do some exploring in this big state of ours.


























 Jason was excited to see a Foresters Club ;-)
















































On our way home we made a stop in Riggins, ID ... home to some very good white water rafting. It is also in an unusual warm pocket and Spring was definitely arriving which was such a joy to see after our months of dreary weather and dead landscape.























Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Snow and Peeps

Feels like we've been running around a little bit crazy for the past month and have a lot of catching up to do. Hope to post pictures this week of a trip to McCall, Idaho with Jason's parents, my parents visit here, Luke's birthday, Easter and more ... but for now, this is what we woke up to this morning {super pretty, but seriously...it's the middle of APRIL and I am very ready for warmer weather!)














































On another note ... last week, I finally let Luke have a go at the pure sugar that are Peeps candies -- he bit the head off of each one and loved it!



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hiking at Elk Creek Falls {Idaho}

Jason came home Friday with a surprise plan for our Saturday - a scenic drive to and hike at Elk Creek Falls. The weather was forecast to be wonderful (almost 60 degrees!!) and it was a perfect idea. We were all very ready to be out of the house and doing something active for a change.

It is about an hour from where we live, but we'd yet to discover it and it was really wonderful! I was feeling a little anxious as we drove up due to the amount of snow still on the ground and the fact I was only wearing my running shoes, not my waterproof boots. But luckily, the trail only had a few spots where snow/ice were still hanging around.
































The hike includes look-out points at three different waterfalls - so so beautiful!




Friday, March 6, 2015

The end of an era ..

Monday morning Luke let me know he was up from his nap by knocking on the interior of his bedroom door. This was a first, since he is usually fully contained in his pack-n-play crib.  Since then he's figured out how to climb back into it too.







Monday, March 2, 2015

Fireside music

Jason had his guitar out last night which Luke loves to "help" him play and it was just a very sweet few moments of them together beside the fire, making music.








Thursday, February 12, 2015

The prettiest thing I've seen in a while

I stumbled across this moss covered log the other day and couldn't believe how incredibly vibrant it looked in contrast with our dreary landscape. It feels weird to think that the prettiest thing around is moss, but that's the truth :) The pickings are pretty slim this time of year.



Friday, January 30, 2015

Surviving dreary Idaho
























The view from our window today (and on many other days) looks like this. While I might not mind so much if it was foggy and warm, we had a high of 34 today and now down below freezing again. Not my favorite.

A few people have checked in on me since I've had a serious blog lull the past few weeks (thank you!!!). We are all fine ... it's just that although I pretty much only blog about trivial stuff, there really has been nothing blog worthy going on here. Pathetic. Winter hasn't been a "real" winter ... we've had a few weeks with very chilly temps and a few snow flurries, but otherwise have been left with this cold, damp, dreariness. And, I find myself uninspired ... go figure.

That being said, we DID have a fun getaway over MLK weekend.  We headed up to Sandpoint, ID about 2.5 hours north of us for a snow weekend in a camping cabin (complete with no running water and an outhouse!).






























Luke LOVED all the snow and would have been content to just sit in it and eat it all weekend.

We got to go snow shoeing for the first time in nearly two years! The last time we went I was about 41 weeks pregnant and looked like this - oh my! Now thankfully, Luke is in a backpack and Jason is carrying him :)