Kyle threw the car in park and came running into the house. It was Saturday morning and he was unusually cheerful from arriving home from weekend rounds. Come to discover, he had Sunday off. This month has been particularly challenging, with Kyle having four whole days off in the past six weeks (Welcome to residency, right?!). Needless to say, we were anxious to take advantage of this surprise! We deemed it a little Valentines Day getaway, loaded up the car and headed north to the cabin.

Nothing quite compares to the peacefulness of being in the woods, with only the sound of the wind wrestling through the trees and the crackling of the fireplace at your feet. The snow is untouched, perfect powder that in certain spots reveals the families of deer trying to survive the winter months. The air is refreshing, the woods calming. 

You may recognize this view from here:

We bundled ourselves up and played chase on snowmobiles throughout the trails for hours. Maizy loved chasing us, and when she got tired, she'd hop on and want a ride. She held on tight, placing her  paws right beside Kyle's gloves on the handlebars. Do you think that Maizy would be heartbroken if she discovered she wasn't human?

My dad and stepmom, and Kyle's parents met us at the cabin on Sunday. We ate way too much, watched deer, snowshoed and snowmobiled throughout the property. I discovered a new love for snowshoeing! Have you ever been? What a great way to get a workout in. I'm tempted to buy a pair.

To bad I can't train the dog to take pictures. We'd have a lot less of her and more of us! She does do a good job of showing what the majority of the trip was like though.

Each evening ended just like this; passing out on the couch while watching TV, with full bellies and fuller hearts.

This weekend was just what the doctor ordered ;)


  1. Happy Valentine's Day. I love the picture of the peeling bark. I hope that is bark and not some cool new art project that I haven't heard of.

    1. Hehe that is definitely just bark peeling off a tree, I hope it doesn't get pinned to Pinterest for a mistaken art project ;)

  2. Yay! The best thing to do with a surprise day off in residency is make the most of it... and you clearly did. This even makes me wish a teeny bit for some of that MI snow, your photos are so pretty and the snowshoeing sounds so fun.

  3. Sounds like you guys had a great getaway. XOXO

  4. That sounds like an amazing way to spend a few days! I've never been snowshoeing but I definitely think it would be difficult!
    Love all your pictures!


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