It was so good to come back home to Seattle for some real winter. 
In Jan we headed up to Snoqualmie Pass a few times.
Sometimes we snowboarded, and sometimes we snowshoed.

In other news, Rune lost another tooth by his own hand. 

 We made a quick trip to Portland and had to get our favorite donuts.

Portland Japanese Garden

One afternoon I received an unexpected knock at the door and opened it to see this face! 
It was our niece Estella (and Brelyn and Aaron!!).
They drove all the way from Arizona and stayed for 5 days and some major eating. 

We took a brief break from eating and dragged them up to the snow for snowshoeing...

And snowboarding

Their surprise visit made us all so happy.

Can't wait for the next knock on the door! ;)