Monday, January 14, 2013

On top of the mountain

san jacinto mountains 2
san jacinto mountains 3
san jacinto mountains 1
alex and tall pines
branch in snow
exploring
snowball
alex sledding 2
alex to the rescue
snowman
helen in winter forest
alex sledding 1
sledding together
snow in pine branch
A&H kiss in san jacinto mtns
As Southern California natives, we're deprived of seasons, specifically winter, so I had been nursing a mighty hankering to gallivant in the snow at this time of year. We drove over to the mountains on New Year's day with dear family and took a tram more than 8,000 feet up to the snow-capped peaks to herald in the new year. We marveled at God's handiwork as we took in the frigid air and snowy expanses, where the majestic snow splendor ignited within us a giddy furor. The main course of action was sledding, and though I hadn't gone sledding in over ten years, it was as thrilling as my ten-year-old self remembers. By the day's end, we decided that a snow day ought to be an annual tradition.

44 comments:

  1. amazing!!! love the pictures!!
    plus it looks like so much fun :)

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  2. Oh these are some gorgeous (and seriously fun) shots! I love your outfit too! :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures as always. It has just started snowing here in the UK x

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  4. SNOW!!!! Send some of that our way please :)

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  5. oh gosh, what a day! everything is so lovely here, i wish i could find a place close to me like this. the views are amazing, as well as you capturing the moments.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks like fun~! We didn't get snow this year where we were. I wanted to play just once! I love your vintage snowman :)

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  7. love this!! looks like so much fun!










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  8. Looks like mucho fun!Love your boots btw.

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  9. What a wonderful + fun idea! My family used to head up to the snow every year for a little getaway around Christmas-time so I think your tradition is a lovely idea! That tram sounds like so much fun, too!

    p.s. You look so cute in those photos and I love how you always capture the beautiful bright skies in your photos. That's something I need to do more often. :)

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  10. OMG the chubby little snowman. I want him!

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  11. Brilliant idea! A snow day is especially fun if you don't have to deal with it ever day. Love that chubby snowman, so cute! You guys are adorable! xo

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  12. as always, ABSOLUTELY stunning! I love love love the one with the snowman in the corner- he's such a cutie :)

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  13. This place looks like a piece of heaven! And you captured the nature so beautifully :) If only our landscape was this pretty in winter... And I love the family shots as well! Happy to see you all having so much fun :D x

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  14. Beautiful pictures! I love visiting the snow too. Heavy emphasis on visiting. It's gorgeous but I would be a mess having to deal with it half the year. I much prefer the ease of warm weather.

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  15. I love love love this! It's so magical and I love your photography. That first one in particular is splendid :)

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  16. I wish I were in South California instead :-) There's just too much snow in North Idaho! But your photos look great and it's so much fun to change climate zones from time to time :-)

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  17. stunning photos! i am supposed to head up to mt. rainier soon for a snow-shoe tour and your fun in the snow photos made me more antsy! -xo.melody

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  18. I also think it should be a yearly tradition! That would be so cool, if you guys can compare the photos over the years.

    Snow looks so fluffy and soft! I know it isn't, but it looks like that.

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  19. looks like so much fun! I can't believe you've gone sledding this year already and I live in Canada and haven't gone yet hahah to my credit though, we just had a January thaw and the snow hasn't come back yet ;)

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  20. Ridiculously beautiful pictures!!! It looks like such a fun time to celebrate a little fluffy stuff! We are still in need of a good snow up here in MI.. Hopefully soon I need to get on the slopes!

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  21. god what stunning photos and i am so jealous i have not been sledding in years. you and your boyfriend are just too precious and that last photo is simply beautiful.

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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  22. wow!
    wow wow wow.
    this is so gorgeous and perfect for a january.
    and I just wonder how your photos turned out so well while adventuring? somehow that never happens to me.
    but I love them!

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  23. Hi Helen! Hopped over from Kerubo Mama and had to say your pics are beautiful. That 2nd to last one is a great capture with such a crisp green leaf! Anyway, I'm your newest follower and hope you'll stop by and follow back!

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  24. these photos are so beautiful. I would love to visit the snow!! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  25. that's my kind of snow day....the kind where you can enjoy it for a day, and then go home to NO snow!! :-)

    loving these pictures as usual.

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  26. It just isn't a complete winter without snowy adventures - I completely agree. I'm glad you two managed to find some snow to escape to. You guys are adorable in that sled and now I'm reminiscing about my younger days of sledding and skiing. So much fun! :)

    JennifHsieh

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  27. Oh my goodness - these photos are beautiful! That snowman is the best and you guys look like you are having such a blast :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  28. How fun! These photos are simply gorgeous! I want to play in the snow...

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  29. i think a snow day is a great tradition and must occur every year!! God's beauty is amazing up on the mountains, all the clean snow and then to think that our hearts because of the blood of Jesus are even whiter than that snow which isn't even comprehendable to me!!

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  30. Oh gosh, snow pictures always melt my heart! Adoring every single one of these pictures. Just perfect ;)
    xo TJ

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  31. Great post and blog. Lets follow each other?
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  32. Glad you got to enjoy some snow. I don't quite know what it is like to live without seasons. Now, I want snow so I can go sledding too!

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  33. What brilliant photos! We have NO snow this year just like last year...hhhmn.

    Ali ofL

    www.dressingken.com

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  34. Stunning pictures! Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

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  35. It looks so beautiful at the mountains. I'm not a real fan of snow but even I'm really a bit jealous - looks like you're having a ton of fun

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  36. the mountains really take my breath away, they are amazing, it seems like you had a good time up there =) beautiful photos!

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  37. Wow, beautiful pictures that capture the snow perfectly! I, too, am from California and really miss the fact that most of the state does not have snow. Visiting the snow once a year sounds like a perfect tradition! :)

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  38. I enjoyed browsing through your photos. They're beautiful!

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  39. looks like fun!! if you want some more snow weather, come visit in idaho! where it's freezinggg :)
    lovely photos of you and your hubs!

    andrea brionne
    @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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  40. These pictures are breath-taking! And cute too. Simply beautiful xx

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  41. what beautiful photos! you both are the cutest :)

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  42. Beautiful photos!!! I want to be there!

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