A Bittersweet Goodbye

April 18, 2013

Family on the Road

The other day on our walk Brent and I saw blades of green grass bravely poking up through the ground where the snow had been waiting all winter.

It’s amazing how fast the snow goes when it gets warm.

Kinda like life.

Heading up To Breck

It just seems like last week we drove up to our home in the mountains.

 We were uncertain and nervous of how we would handle wintering in the RV, would our California boys like snowboarding, and can we stay put for three months?

Leaving Breckenridge

Then, like the receding snow, the months passed, three became four, and we said a bittersweet goodbye to Breckenridge.

Empty Site Breckenridge

 And left behind a spot we called home for four and a half months.

A spot that will be filled with others who will make their own memories.

We came to the mountains to snowboard but left with so much more.

Christmas Morning 2012

We celebrated our first Christmas away from family and we survived by decorating the RV, making cookies and snowflakes,and visiting longtime dear friends.

Virginia Out of Hibernation

We were away the day our heater broke and had a scare with Virginia. We came home stone cold and frozen stiff little turtle. Thing Two (Virgina is his turtle.) and I sat on the couch sobbing hysterically crying trying to warm her little shell in our hands. I may or may not have prayed for her to come back to life. I mean if Jesus brought Lazarus back to life he can certainly revive a frozen box turtle.  ;-) A few hours later she moved her legs. Shortly after that she said, “Enough already!” and went back into hiberation for a good 3 months. A few weeks ago she “woke up” and we’ve been enjoying her every day since.

In January, we enjoyed the International Snow Sculpture by day and night.

Hamster Snow Ball

There was plenty of fun for the kids in the snow.

Teva Review Colorado Trail Hiking with the Boys

The Colorado Trail ran nearby our campground where we could find a deeper solitude and an even more stunning view than the one out our window.

Jezebel and Thing One

Thing One got his first job walking a sweet dog named Jezebel. He referred to her owners as his “clients”.

And a million other moments of ordinary beauty and togetherness.

Fresh Powder Breckenridge

To top off an incredible winter God sent the powder fairy on our last day at the mountain.

Family on the Road

We came. We survived. We thrived.

(even in -20 degree weather) Jumping Nomads

And now we are moving on to the next adventure.

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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About jennincat

I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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5 Responses to “A Bittersweet Goodbye”

  1. Ben Says:

    Did you stay at a campground over the winter?

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  2. Weewa Says:

    This post brought tears to my eyes. So many memories made both good and challenging. Awesome picturs. The one of Lazarus Virginia is adorable…worthy of framing. Can’t wait to read about the Nomads future adventures. Safe and happy travels. :)

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  3. Margie Lundy Says:

    It’s been fun to follow you guys!!

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  4. George Mauro Says:

    What a wonderful life you’ve made for yourselves. The peace and closeness you must all share comes through in your writing and photos.

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  5. Lisa Says:

    Can’t wait to see your next adventure!

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