I think we’ve officially hit the point in winter where we are all ready for it to be over! When you can stay home and snuggle up with your favorite fat cat and a cup of tea it’s not too bad, but the reality is that I’m commuting in it every single day which makes for some white knuckle driving and me saying a lot of, “Oh shit oh shit oh shit” prayers along the way. One good thing that the weather brings is the desire for a lot of comfort food recipes and I think the most cooked so far have been my Spicy Butternut Squash Chili and Chicken Pot Pie Soup. If you’re in need of a hearty hot meal, check both of those out!
I want to thank all of you for your response to my Marriage post whether it be a Facebook comment, personal message, or email. I like to share pieces like that every so often, but it can be very nerve-wracking anticipating the response I may get. Thank you for always taking the time to read them and making me feel that I have a safe space to share them.
Over Presidents Day weekend we escaped the city and ventured to northeast Iowa to hole up in a cabin outside of Decorah. We were there for less than an hour and looked out the window to find our cabin surrounded by a herd of deer. It was such a secluded spot and we loved just staring out the windows to watch the wildlife and sunsets. We walked around town the second day to shop, grab lunch, and check out Toppling Goliath’s new brewery and taproom.
We also hiked around Dunnings’ Spring Park and the waterfall there, which we’re already planning to revisit this summer when more of the trails are open. I received a ton of messages about where our cabin was so I’ll include a link below for any fellow Iowans interested in staying there.
Our travel will be a little more limited to local trips this year with saving for a house and a Europe trip in the fall, but I’m excited to explore new places and find new reasons to love this state even more.
That’s all I have for you today.. I’m on day 7 of a 16 day work stretch so I just wanted to take a quick moment to share my recent adventures with you all.
I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!
Link to the cabin: Luxury Cabin outside of Decorah