01 February 2011

jackson hole in january.












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.

31 comments:

Maria Isabel said...

Such beauty! Its no wonder why you love it to much!

Emily said...

Thanks for the beautiful photos - I love to imagine being there. It made my morning even a little more cheerful.

And I love the bangs. :)

Our Beautiful Life said...

gorgeous photos! Jackson Hole has to be one of my utmost favorite places. It's rustic beauty at it's finest.

Dawn said...

Oh you're brave girly. we're all so tired of being stuck inside but we're too afraid to go over jackson pass.
It's not that bad is it? I'll have to show this to austin and we're going to need to make a trip. There's only so much rexburg/idaho falls a girl can take.

holtkamp said...

wow, that looks absolutely amazing! i've never been brave enough to take such a big trip in the snow. i am dying over that picture of caroline, she is getting so big!

Anna of IHOD said...

I didn't know you lived in Idaho. Cheers to a fellow midwesterner! I am in small town, KS;)
This looks like an incredible place to getaway.
What a sweet picture of you and the kiddos!
Anna

Hannah said...
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Hannah said...

Jackson Hole was one of our favorite anniversary trips ever. It is beautiful. Jason and I are are complete in the out-of-doors.

Your pictures are dreamy and those bangs just suit you!

summer said...

oh my, marta. those photos are positively stunning! i can't believe how perfect the scenery is out there. it's like something out of a movie. the fog in that first one is just crazy! what a fabulous weekend.. sledding and mary poppins (a personal fave) and all... happy birthday to dan!!

ps. great harvest bread-- be still my heart:)

summer said...

and i have to ask.. where did you find your adorably adorable plaid? the pink and purple? SO perfect on you.

Melissa said...

That looks so cold to this CA girl! Glad you had fun. Those are the soul-satisfying, perfectly nourishing trips we need to take now and then.

Padgett Hoke said...

yay! so glad you had an amazing time, and the sleigh ride, so awesome! I actually have never done that (shame on me). next time you are back we will have to get together! thanks for showing the love for Jackson Hole & the oh so sweet shout out - I feel so special!!

Mandy Deitering said...

Beautiful pics! Makes me miss Colorado! :)

Those Magic Slippers Will Take You Home said...

i love reading your posts. its like i can feel all those pictures and the snow and warm sunshine! I love your posts!

lovely by m said...

i too loved making the quick 'lil trip to jackson hole when i lived in idaho. absolutely is the perfect getaway. would love to know where you stayed.

Erin said...

Oh Marta, calm is what I crave too... Wish I could find it more often.

Jackson Hole looks beautiful. You know that in addition to all your other talents, you're a pretty great photographer too?

Hil said...

So glad your weekend trip was great! Even more glad you are enjoying your change of pace. I love the pictures!

Jaimie said...

i love weekend or even just a day roadtrips too! : )

Paper Heart Girl said...

Utterly gorgeous lady! I'm in love with Jackson Hole! xxx

alwaysxbeing.blogspot.com xxx

Kendra said...

What a fun little getaway! And I love your cute bangs! :)

Ali said...

That last photo of you is such a great capture.

Travelin'Oma said...

Your low-key = my heart-pounding!

katrina lauren said...

i'm glad you've found the calmness you needed...enjoy it...soak it up! these photos are fun...i can almost see your happy little family packing up the car and heading out of the road together...and this makes me smile!
happy february sweet marta!
xo.
k

Danielle said...

You take such amazing & beautiful pics! Love the bangs too :)

Melanie said...

Care to share those insider tips on jackson hole? it looks like such a fun family get away.

i'm delighted to hear you are in the zone happiness. it's a good spot to be in, eh?

carolyn said...

these pictures are so beautiful! i have only been to jackson in the summer (which i loved) but these make me want to go again. my favorite things when i went were the wildflowers, the cowboy bar, the rodeo, and of course the scenery! and i went to a place with fantastic breakfast burritos... let me know if you want the name. :)

*Dream Weaver* said...

I heart the scenery. One day I will be seeing up close perhaps :)

Sarah said...

I absolutely adore your pictures of Jackson Hole. They are truly beautiful. I have fond memories of visiting once as a child and it's been on my list of places to return to as an adult. It's a bit too far away for a weekend get-away from Southern California, however your post inspired me to go forward with a long weekend in Yosemite while the winter snow is still around a bit!

Liz Stanley said...

oh!! this makes me miss Jackson! So jealous you live close

Abby said...

How did Benj like Mary poppins? I've been wanting to watch it with Jake but fear he won't love it like he should. I would then have to give him up to a new family.

Cassie said...

It looks like an amazing destination for a lovely family getaway. Every time I see photos of Idaho I am amazed by the skies - so beautiful.

xx

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