Tuesday, January 19

On Writing...

Hello again!  It has been a bit since I have posted here.  It doesn't feel like it because I do so much writing with my kids at school--I feel like I have written here, but I haven't!  As I am journaling in class with them I often think that I will bring it home and type it up...clearly that hasn't happened yet.  It is interesting to write with pen and paper though.  Sometimes I think I like it better, other times it feels so cumbersome.  Lots of thoughts and ideas.

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My brother was here for a visit over the weekend.  I took a personal day on Friday and we headed north away from slush and ice and rain, toward snow and sun.  We had fun!


We kicked back, played games, crocheted, talked, cooked, baked, walked, snow machined...



It was sunny.  Real sun!  And the mountain was out...


And then before we knew it, Sunday was here and it was time to pack up and head home.  Until next time...:-)

Thursday, January 7

Happy New Year!

We spent the week of New Year's up at our friends cabin in Trapper Creek.  They have invited us up for several years and this year we were able to take them up on it.  We went up Tuesday night and came home on Sunday, so we had several days to kick back and relax...it was wonderful!!

We had a bonfire on New Year's Eve with a few fireworks.  While the fire was popping and the fireworks were going off the northern lights came out.  It was amazingly beautiful.  Breathtaking.





This is my favorite picture from the weekend.  I love it because I'm out on the lake looking back up at our friends' place which is all lit up and pretty, the aurora glowing overhead.


Pretty, huh?  There's a snow machine headed down the hill, so that makes the streak of light headed down the hill and lighting up the gazebo and the trees beyond.  Beautiful way to start the new year!!