Happy 2013! I’ve been relaxing here in Seattle the past few days with my friend Kim and her husband Jason. They recently moved to Seattle for their jobs – being on the West Coast for Christmas was the perfect excuse to visit for New Year’s. As we were sitting around the dinner table one evening, Kim and I realized 2012 marked our ten year friendship anniversary. TEN years! Sure it made us feel old for a minute but we poured a little more wine and toasted to fun memories, both those in the past and the many to come.
We’ve done quite a bit of tromping around in the snow this week – on snowshoes. It may be cold and rainy in the city but just an hour from Seattle is a winter wonderland – so we rented some snowshoes from REI, packed up the car (dog included) and got in two amazing days of snowshoeing. I’m slowly growing to like skiing more but the hordes of people, long lift lines, biting wind and occasional fear that I’m going to tumble down the mountain can be a bit chaotic at times. Snowshoeing is so serene – not to mention an incredible workout if you choose to hike some hilly, untouched terrain.
I’ve never met a shoe I didn’t like but this might be my all-time favorite winter activity. Ever. Rob and I have already put his & her pairs on our wedding registry!
Snowshoeing: Love it? Where’s your favorite place to go?
Friendship anniversaries: Do you keep track & celebrate?
Wow! Gorgeous photos. I want to go there!
Also, if you don’t mind me asking, who designed your header/blog? It’s adorable!
Thanks! The details are all on my FAQs page :)
Those are stunning pictures! As in, you should submit them to a magazine. Personally, I haven’t kept track of my friendship anniversaries. I’m sure if I sat down and actually thought about them, I’d remember when I met certain people, I just haven’t done it before.
Love your pictures! They are fantastic! Is this a certain trail/area or just up by Snoqualmie? As a recent Seattlite I’d love to get out of the city and into the mountains on this trail.
I’m not sure – I know we needed some “parks pass” to park where we did so it seems like it’d be part of the general Snoqualmie Pass area?
These pictures are absolutely beautiful! Hubby and I want to try some snowshoeing.
these are gorgeous pictures! the snow looks so magical and like the perfect place to take a break from technology. love snowshoeing!
Never snowshoed before, just cross country skied – which I ignorantly imagine is quite similar. There are some snowshoe races here in Michigan, I always wondered how tough those were!
Also love that you celebrate friendship anniversaries. I do that too – it’s wonderful.
Beautiful pictures! I LOVED snowshoeing when I lived in Canada, and in those days I hated anything that involved exercise! I can’t really do snowshoeing where I live now, but I wish I could!
This looks so fun! I have recently fallen in love with snowshoeing/XC skiing too! Would take it over downhill any day, even in Colorado! Colorado has this series off backcountry ski hits (10th mountain hut division, check it out) that rivals Switzerland’s! I did my first over the break with the family. You pack up sleeping bags, food, etc, and ski to a hut thats primitive but not *too* bad. Bunk bed rooms, no heat but fire, etc. It was so fun and scenic! Kind of like winter camping.
One the best parts of cross-country skiing/snowshoeing is definitely getting to the untouched areas in the winter, no other way you can do that other than with a snowmobile. Look forward to hearing more about your trip soon!
Oh my goodness! Your pictures are breathtaking! May I ask what camera you have & what program you use to edit them? I have a 5 month old baby & need to get better at capturing the little moments :)
Yes, get on that! I have a list of the equipment & software I use on my FAQs page when you’re ready to step it up a notch!
So good to see the pictures of you two beautiful girls together! The pictures of the trees and snow are gorgeous, too!
The trees are gorgeous!! Hope you’re having a blast!
Gorgeous photos! They make me wish for some snow by us. There is a golf course by us that offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter (provided there’s snow). I’m hoping to be able to try it out this year. Hope you had a happy New Year.
Beautiful pictures! I went snow shoeing before, it’s so fun! I would love to go again this year
These pictures are breathtaking. I keep going back to look at them again! I have always wanted to try showshoeing!
It looks absolutely gorgeous! I would love to spend time in a spot that’s so beautiful. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun.
Those pictures are incredible! I’m glad you had a great time :)
Fields!!!!! Love and miss you guys!