Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Inspiration: Winter Wishes

It is the dead of winter here in Southeast Idaho. We have days that are 2 below and a week later 45 degrees. Then the next day, 2 inches of snow. I love it. But, at the same time, it makes me hole away in our tiny apartment. Last week I read the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand, which was awesome you all should read it, but what got me was that it was set in Jackson Hole, WY. I am from only 2 passes over in Swan Valley. A tiny town of only 300. The book made me miss summer! So I started to daydream about how all I want to do is to be outside, with the sun warming my skin and spirit. It made me miss times like this: 

Our Quest For Narnia (Timpangoes Caves, UT)

Visiting D while he was away at field camp (Salmon River, Central Idaho)

Adventuring with this guy (Alpine Loop, American Fork, UT)

Sunday Afternoon Hikes (East Mink Creek, Pocatello, Idaho)

And stunning views like this one. (Alpine Loop to Sundance, UT)

So while I am holed away with in my winter wonderland, I am dreaming of summer, and not only dreaming of summer but that fact that my sweet husband will be graduating with his BS in Geology this May and to us, our summer is a mystery. We have no idea where we will be, what we will be doing. But man, I cannot wait!! 

So today I leave you with a song I have had on repeat for the last week and musing form 17-year-old Cait. 

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. 


  1. I don't like to think of this... life without Caitlin and DJ would be rough :-( I'm so excited for you two, but you better be ready for an annoying pen pal!!

  2. Oh Marci, the best part is we might still be here in Pocatello too, like I said its a mystery!!! We will miss you friends here SO much too if we do move.

  3. I, too, have been dreaming of summer so I enjoyed your pics :)


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