Monday, December 27, 2010

Some days mother nature just cannot be beaten.

Natalie and I had a great Christmas weekend.  We spent Friday and Saturday laying around watching movies and just being lazy.  It is so nice to not have anything that we need to do.

Sunday we were getting a little stir crazy so we headed up to Mt Baker.  Before we left I knew that a big front was supposed to come in Sunday night and drop a bunch of snow but the weather was clear as we headed up the mountain.  As soon as we pulled into the parking lot the snow started really flying.  We geared up and headed out and the weather just kept getting worse.  As we left the resort gates and headed out of bounds we knew the storm had showed up early and it was going to be a short trip.  

We made it 300 yards outside of the ski area boundary before the wind and snow cranked it up the final notch.  So we tucked our tails between our legs, admitted we had been beaten and headed back to the car.  It was a rough ride back but we made it after not too long.  

Days like that make the sunny ones so nice.  You win some and you lose some.  The beer at Boundary Bay Brewery coming back home was tasty as always though.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Great day in the mountains Sunday

This past weekend Natalie, Ross, and I headed up into the mountains for a little splitboard/AT adventure.  Ross just got a new splitboard (snowboard that turns into skis for the trip up), and I had rented Natalie some AT ski gear from the shop just down the street.  I had never really seen an AT (alpine telemark) ski setup so I had no idea what to expect but Natalie clicked in her boots and off we went.

It was a beautiful day and the snow was great.  By the end of the day we had skied 8 miles.  It was Natalie's first taste of back country skiing and I think I have her hooked.  We already have plans to go out to Mt Baker next weekend and head up to the Artist point area (I camped up there last year  I was playing around with various routes last night on the gps and have a tentative plan.  Cross your fingers that we get sun because it is a really pretty place when it is clear.

Thats all for now.  Hope everyone has a great holiday season!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wedding post at long last

All the pictures here (click me)

I have lost track of the number of times I have started and stopped this post since the wedding.  Every time I start I just cannot capture how much fun we had in words.  I have tried and tried but just cannot do it.  We had the time of our lives visiting with our friends and family that we do not get to see enough.  Every aspect of the wedding was perfect.  If I were to do things over again I would not change a thing.  Even the weather decided to cooperate.  We were out with friends from the Tuesday before the wedding until the Tuesday following and loved every second of it.

I am really lost for words when I try to describe the wedding.  Seeing Natalie walk down the isle is something the makes me smile every time I think about it.

Normally my posts go on and on but I am truly at a loss for words.  Thank you to all of our friends and family that made the wedding such a perfect day, or I should say a perfect week.  It is really amazing to have such great support from our parents, friends, and extended family.