Tuesday, December 29, 2009

In search of "good" snow

Ian and I got in some skiing the other day. The snow was great in places and terrible in others. South facing slopes were icy but north facing slopes were great. I got to try out my new ski crampons and did a fair bit of side sloping on the way home. All in all it was pretty exciting to find nice snow weeks (?) after measurable amounts of new snow has fallen.
And, perhaps the most exciting find of the day, tracks leading to a kill. Not sure who left the tracks, we're thinking bobcat, and perhaps the prey was a squirrel or other small rodent. The was scat, fur and tracks! It was fun to look around for more sign and try to piece together the scene, it's been awhile since I've gotten to do that.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

We celebrated Christmas this year with Ken, Mona, Maria, Dennis and Mom at Ken and Mona's house. We started off the day right with venison steaks, eggs and cinnamon rolls for breakfast followed a busy day of wrapping presents, looking at old family photos, playing games, cooking, playing with Frankie, opening gifts, drinking eggnog and a stroll along the Nooksack.
The highlight of the day was a game organized by Ian and I. We wrapped a box in craft paper, duct tape and plastic wrap and everyone had to try to open it with mittens on! It was hilarious and Ken won the grand prize. A chocolate bar.
It was a beautiful Christmas full of laughter, family and delicious food!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas tree 2009

Our first house warming gift has been transformed into a Christmas tree!

Friday, December 18, 2009

All moved in.....kind of

We're finally living at the house! It still kind of feels like a big workspace with tons of projects left to do, but it's great to be here.

Beautiful floors

The floors have been the most expensive part of our remodeling project, but we both love them. We have marmoleum in the kitchen (the color is called Donkey Island) and had the fir floors refinished. We did have to paint the floor in our bedroom, they were too buggered up to fix. So we painted them grey.


I feel like the trim has been the vain of existence for the last week. And, I realized one of the reasons is that it's kind of like a house accessory. I kind of think of it like earrings for the house, Ian thinks of it more like pants. Whichever you chose trim is alot of work and while it makes everything look nicer the house is functioning just fine without it for the moment.

Tearing the house apart