since moving to idaho, jackson hole has become a favorite getaway. it's a quick road trip away and is beautiful summer, winter, fall and spring. the tetons are dan's happy place, so we love visiting tetonia as often as possible. the highlight seemed to be the sleigh ride through the scenic elk refuge (the kids liked the real cowboys who drove the sleigh). we found a perfect sledding hill, told spooooky stories, played hide-and-seek, and watched mary poppins. there was even a quiz about celebs and their children's names. i don't even need to tell you that ariane and i won. this trip was low-key and lovely. sunny and sparkling. chilly but not frozen. with tons of cousin adoration for benji. a perfect two-day trip. thank you david and ariane for the invitation (and the homemade gnocchi)!
p.s. thank you padgett hoke for sending along the great jackson hole tips. am so happy to discover new things about a favorite familiar place. thrilled to see a great harvest bread store pop up right in town too.
p.p.s. happy february and happy birthday, dan.
a side note. thank you for the wonderful emails and comments; so heartfelt and awesome. i don't know what it is, but i'm totally feelin' the love lately. thank you. (i have plans to create a dollar download for february soon.) to be completely honest, i thought i'd be all a-flutter with crazy busy plans after coming home from such a heart-pounding / creative-thinking conference, but i'm feeling all the more calm. as though i've accepted the reality of the ever-rippling waters. all my plans will come to pass, in due time. the calm is what i crave. i am feeling less hurried and less frazzled, which is a very much needed change of pace.