5 results found for December, 2013

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

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To celebrate the shortest day of the year and mostly to welcome in the now growing daylight hours, my family all humored us by coming over for a backyard bonfire. It too me a half hour just to shovel a walkway through the pile of snow out to our fireplace and another hour to get […]

Winter Break

Winter Break

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Since I had some time off for the holidays, Ben and I had been debating for weeks what adventure might be awaiting us. We looked at local road trips and snow studded itineraries in Alaska, but nothing compelled us enough to make any actual plans until Ben discovered we had enough frequent flyer miles to […]

Owl City

Owl City

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Last weekend Ben and I were in the middle of a house cleaning frenzy when Colton and Miara stopped by to borrow something. We chatted a while before giving up on our domestic projects, piling into Colton’s SUV, and heading for the nearby bird refuge. The daylight was draining fast toward the west mountains, the […]

Bear Hollow Lakes

Bear Hollow Lakes

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I don’t know how we forgot to post about it, but way back in September, a huge group of my close and extended family gathered in Garland, Utah for a lakeside family reunion. The place is set on a private ski lake, complete with a waterski course, ski boat, and a plethora of kayaks and […]

Giveaway

Giveaway

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Clear back in Slovakia, sometime in July, we bought a Christmas ornament and promised to give it away to one of our visitors when we got home. True to form, life on the home front has been a whirlwind, but all the while, the ornament has been tucked away waiting for a new owner. So […]