Snowmageddon 2015

Colorado is known for, Snow, of course. However, we’d had some mild winters the past few years. It is an El Nino this year which signify’s good moisture for us, and sure enough December hit and it decided to snow as much as almost all of last year, in a couple of weeks.

We’ve gotten at least 3 1/2ft-4ft of snow or more between Dec. 12-Dec. 26th. Our days have been spent shoveling our driveway out & sitting by the wood stove warming up.

Let it snow, let it snow, let is snow…

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How much snow have you gotten this winter?

Christmas @ the Cabin

Honestly, I haven’t felt any sort of Christmas “cheer” this year. I’ve felt more like the grinch. But come Christmas day or night should I say, something happened.

I wanted to make our house cozy with the feel of Christmas. I had set up our nativity scene that mama wall gave us from Israel but that had been it.

Here is what I did Christmas night, we had a wonderful evening at home, just the 2 of us.

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warming feet by the fire
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View out Kitchen window
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Our living room

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The Incline

We were in Woodland park for a 7 day retreat.  We had afternoons mostly free, one of the other couples invited us to do the incline. I’ve done it once, years ago, however for the other 3 this was their first time. Just before we left the retreat center it started snowing or should I say blizzard conditions. We decided to go anyways! I love it when others are just as much up for an adventure as you are.

We found the spot and began our climb. It took 1 person 45minutes and the rest of us an hour to get up. Then we took the 3-4mile side trail back down.

It made me feel so refreshed, alive!

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Incredible clouds
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Nearing the summit
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Some sweet new friends
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Loving life
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Taking the trail down
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Heading down
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Lovely lighting