Caswell and Alta's First Christmas from Denver & Chelsea on Vimeo.

A wildly entertaining video in which the twins pull out all their best tricks, take a snooze in their car seats and head out for a three very epic ski turns.

Merry Christmas Everbody!


The plan was to go a bit farther out for our tree but just after leaving the house I realized that both our water bottles were bone dry. There's nothing quite like the shake of an empty water bottle to suddenly make it seem like you've been thirsty for years so we decided to swing into a nearby spring for a refill. Our thirst was satiated. The rain turned to snow. We nabbed a perfect little tree (not really that hard as our tree standards are very low) just off the dirt road into the springs. Back at home the babies took a long nap while we strung some lights, feasted on a hot sandwich and cold ciders and watched the snow fill in outside. As far as days go this one was pretty much magic. Still earthside don't get me wrong. but just a little glimpse of heaven.



Happy 6 months to these two!


It was like the old days but so much better with Cas and Ali along. It always feels like such a gong show out and about these days but at least it's never boring. We camped out on the new property and the twins logged their first ever ski day. Everyone stayed warm and toasty even though the temps dropped down into the low 20s overnight and didn't get above 30 during the day.

Denver and I are all whizzed up on what we hope will be the first of many ski days for the season. Hopefully we'll get a few more backcountry days in but the real plan is to do lots more lift riding and swapping kid duty in the lodge. I'm quite positive that whoever is on kid duty is going to get the real work out.