A weekend of fun + snow

Last weekend we went to Washington to the snow with some friends. We haven’t been up to ski or play in the snow, in over two years.  We were excited, to say the least.

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On our way there we saw elk.  There were so many elk.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen this many!  We didn’t count, but I’d guess there were more than 50, in different small groups. Which especially in the dark, makes it a little bit of a scary drive.  But just seeing them standing on the side of the road, so big, majestic.  Something we don’t see often.

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We did lots of playing and catching up with friends we don’t see often enough.

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And we stayed in the most beautiful place… I love going there every time, there’s something magic about it.  There’s beauty every where you look.

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The day we arrived we headed to the mountains right after eating lunch and spent the afternoon up there.  And the next morning, we woke to this beautiful sunny, clear day.

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I think it’s because it reminds me of the lake where I went with my parents growing up (and that they still have.)

DSC_0126-smallEverything was crisp.  There was a thin layer of frost that morning that didn’t last long but made everything look so sparkly and beautiful.

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On our last day, we woke up to rain and clouds covering the hills and the lake. DSC_0170-small

Still a beautiful place.

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We had so much fun.  We are thankful for our friends and their family, opening their home to more kids and more running and playing around over a weekend. Thank you dear friends, we had a blast!

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