I travel the world and am truly amazed with the sights, cultures, and people but in my eyes there is no place like home.


18 February 2015

Valentines Weekend at the Cabin

After a brief day at work we all headed off for Niobrara to celebrate Valentines Day as a family (well we were missing the little bro).

Hearts with a side of animal mount anyway?

 It was cold, really really cold! But we still bundled up so we could cut enough firewood to supply endless fires to keep us cozy.

 Valentines treats were a must as were funny decorations left by Rhonda.

We even managed to get a fun Valentines themed family photo (again minus one).

I always love doing Valentines dinner at home. More intimate, no crowds, decli food, and wine. This year was no exception.

Hope everyone had a great Valentines Day!

12 February 2015

Winter wonderland Weeked

A few weekends ago while we were cheering on the Creighton Jays at a basketball game it started to snow. At the time they were predicted maybe four inches. My parents suggested I should come home with them and hibernate in the shack with a fire and movies. I figured why not. It has heat, we just got the sate light installed so endless tv options, I had a book I was reading, and lots of cozy blankets, plus wine and snacks.

I woke up the next morning to way more than four inches of snow! But man was it gorgeous. I love when it snows out in the country. Everything has the pretty blanket of white and it sparkles.

It had snowed all night and was still snowing pretty heavily. Big gorgeous flakes. Without a doubt I was grateful it was Sunday and I was in no hurry to get anywhere.

Instead I decided might as well throw more logs ion the fire, find a few movies (as the sate light quit working), and relax with some wine. Quite the perfect snowed in Sunday. Don't worry I didn't drink even half of this wine!

I easily could have stayed snowed in another day or two. Was awesome to not have anywhere I needed to be and no "chores" to be done. Nothing to do but truly chill. So glad my parents fixed this adorable shack back up. I'm always so proud of my dad and brothers that they built this from scratch. It's the perfect easy hideaway when needed.

05 February 2015

Niobrara Winter Weekends

A little escape to the country and laid back way of life is always a welcome idea to me. I love that we have Niobrara. Obviously the most fun is the summer when you can spend most of your time outdoors. But even in the winter the fireplace cozies up the place and makes it appealing.

Flannel sheets, PJs, and a great book are always a plus during the cold winter months. I read this book in two days as was so engrossed and wanted to read it before the movie. Wow is all I can say. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie yet hop to it. Such great insight on the war and its impact on those in the country, the terrosits, our brave service members, and their families.

Of course our cozy fireplace means we burn through wood like crazy. Luckily there is always an abundance of dead overgrown trees to choose from. This time I had Erik who was much more skilled than I to help with the wood gathering process.


It was cold, real cold one day. But the light dusting of snow was so pretty and Izzy loves to run around and I love fresh air. A few layers and we were able to get out at least a little each day.


And funny enough we all ended up dressed in flannel one night for an outting at Sportsman's. Must be the new cool thing to wear.