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 :)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas tree removal ... Idaho style!

We took down our tree yesterday morning, realizing we had a much simpler way to get it out of the house than down our steep, narrow stairway ... directly out to the deck for a toss!

And that was that! :) Much easier and much more entertaining especially with Jason in his bare feet!

Here are a few photos from our Christmas & New Years --

A dusting of snow for Christmas Eve

On a quick hike with Jason's parent's --

We ate lots of treats (of course!) -- I've been using this cinnamon roll recipe for the past year, but never made it with all the recommended fun fillings (pistachios, dark chocolate & orange zest) until last week and man, they were great!

At a new Moscow hiking spot, Idler's Rest. You can't tell by looking, but it was 15 degrees outside! Brrr!

And yesterday, while out on a quick hike from our house (what else is there to do with a toddler, outside in the below freezing temps?? any other ideas?) Jason noticed this gal peering out of the brush at us!