My husband loves the snow. He could spend every weekend in the mountains skiing, snowshoeing, even sledding. We don't get there that often. Last Saturday was a prime example of why he loves it so much. The kids came home and we spent Saturday in Paradise, literally and figuratively.
|Snowshoeing at Paradise, Mt. Rainier|
I love snow, too. Living here where the snow is infrequent at best and being a mere hour or so from it is even better. We've got camellias, daffodils, cherry trees and more in bloom now and a snowy Paradise just up the road.
One of the snacks we enjoyed at the top was a new chocolate recipe I came across on Pinterest. I really didn't change it up, except it said to soak the dates and since I used Medjool dates I didn't need to soak them. This very simple five ingredient recipe for Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites, from The Lemon Bowl is delicious and just what we needed to get back down the mountain!
|Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites|
There are risks in living among the mountains. As we snowshoed a mudslide was reaking havoc on Oso, Washington nearby. Our prayers are with all those involved in this catastrophic event.
I look up to the mountains;
does my strength come from mountains?
No, my strength comes from God,
who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.
Psalm 21:1-2 (The Message)
Here's more information on the situation and how you can help from Washington Trails Association.