Hiking, Skiing, TNAB

Where oh where did December go

Whaddya know, a whole month without blogging! The good news is that my unplanned hiatus was due to having too much fun with no need to resort to the internet for entertainment. The bad news is that I am now so old that if I don’t document my adventures, I forget all about them…so here, in chronological order, are my December highlights:

Hiker in training | I have no words for how cute Carlos and Deborah’s brand new tiny human is, and he’s already been on his first hike. Maybe I’ll finally have a trail partner I can keep up with!

Hello little guy

Mike’s birthday weekend in Whistler | I’ve never skied with views this beautiful or runs this long. My legs felt like they were going to fall off, but a huge smile was stuck to my face all weekend.

Happy up here

Winter Warmth Concert | The Head and the Heart and Florence and the Machine in one night? Oh yes, yes indeed.

Squished Florence!

Annual Skyline Ridge snowshoe | We were hoping for a repeat of last year’s gloriousness, but got skunked on the weather. Meh, who needs views when you have a picnic of gingerbread cookies and hot toddy with your beloved!

Freezing picnic

Winter Solstice TNAB | Snowshoeing to Hyak Lake in the dark to celebrate the Turning by consuming copious amounts of gløgg (and some sort of sinister blue liquid) with a group of lunatics. A holiday favorite!


Christmas Cabin | We have spent many a happy weekend at Tom and Dani’s cabin this past year, culminating in a Yuletime feast of shcnow schnow, white elephant gifts (we scored a Go Girl and a dancing gopher) and general happyfuntime with some of my favorite people.

Cabin Christmas

Cross-country skiing to Tipsoo Lake | 11 miles round trip on Highway 410 (on day two of a migraine, no less). I confirmed once again that I love skiing uphill while going back down is absolutely terrifying. Will put in an official request for a) skis with metal edges and b) a sizable pair of cojones.

Tipsoo Lake all to ourselves!

Christmas with the family | After spending our last three Christmaseseses alone, JK and I (and Wellie!) loved celebrating with my parents again! Unfortunately we all contracted some sort of plague and spent most of our time sniffling on the couch, but at least it’s better to sniffle together than alone.

Bah humbug Yay!

The Hunger Games | The only good thing about the plague was that it gave me an excellent excuse to obsessively plow through the entire Hunger Games trilogy in three days. I know I must be the last person in the world to discover these, but holy mackerel, what a story!

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  • Reply Ewa January 3, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Missed your posts.
    What an amazing month you had. I’ll let you in on a secret. Those tiny humans get fast awfully quick. Mine was that size just yesterday, I am sure it was yesterday. Now I can’t keep up with him.
    XC skiing down is something I have yet to master but since we don’t have any snow… what is going on here?
    Loved Hunger Games.

  • Reply Lisa January 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Nice recap. :)

    The Hunger Games was amazing. I resisted it so long because I thought it was like Twilight (Which I hated) but the series was exceptional. I can’t wait for the movies. :)

  • Reply Holly January 4, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Yay Hunger Games! That was one of the highlights of my December too :)

  • Reply Nathan January 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Dada dadddaaa Climbon? Dadadaa belay! MmaaMMMaaa Biner! jjj kkk jkjkjk! ock rok in in un gn ngun Ingunn!! ;-)

  • Reply Ingunn January 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Aaaw, Nathan’s typing already!

  • Reply iris January 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    ‘Looks like you had a very active December!
    Busy-ness is why I love auto-posting :)

  • Reply Hanna January 10, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Ååå, Ingunn! Jeg lurte sånn på hvor i verden du var blitt av! HEI! Du ser bra ut, og det gjør også familien din — hils! :D

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