2381 @ 1

As I sit here packing up for an extra-long Labor Day weekend with friends up at our mountain house, I’m reminded that it’s been one year since our official housewarming at Mustang Ranch

Can't believe this was a year ago already!

Can’t believe this was a year ago already!

One year since we “officially” called this place our second home.

We really underestimated what a good decision buying 2381 would be. We thought our lives were stressful a year ago; we had no idea what the universe had in store for us. Trent and I have always embodied the “work hard, play hard” mantra. Well, now we work really, really, really hard. And 2381 has allowed us to balance the play side of that. And not haul off and shoot anyone.

(Just kidding. Trent would never shoot anyone.)

The mountain house has saved us in so many ways. It’s been our escape; our place to leave technology behind (except for Roku TV – duh!). Our place to dream about what our future together might be like when we leave our tech careers behind (for good). Our place to be alone; our place to be with friends – new friends, old friends, and really, really old friends.

In short, it’s the best place either of us have ever called “our own.” There’s no doubt about that, in either of our minds.

Here are some of our favorite memories of just this first year, already:

Swimming in the Stan together on our housewarming weekend.

Swimming in the Stan together on our housewarming weekend.

Last summer weekend of 2015, with Leah and Pancake, when the Butte Fire was raging down the hill.

Last summer weekend of 2015, with Leah and Pancake, when the Butte Fire was raging down the hill.

Weekend with Munga and Char.

Weekend with Munga and Char.

Sarah and Payton in the Biiig Treees!

Sarah and Payton in the Biiig Treees!

Waking up to SNOW for Christmas!

Waking up to SNOW for Christmas!

Our first mountain New Year's Eve.

Our first mountain New Year’s Eve.

Parents weekend.

Parents weekend.

Five-year anniversary, exploring our mountain home.

Five-year anniversary, exploring our mountain home.

Birthday weekend with the McMahons and the BACKYARD BEAR!

Birthday weekend with the McMahons and the BACKYARD BEAR!

Summer Shutdown. The stuff of dreams.

Summer Shutdown. The stuff of dreams.

Rockin' out at Candy Rock.

Rockin’ out at Candy Rock.

Being amazing at caring for our trees.

Being amazing at caring for our trees.

To all the friends and family who shared in this spectacular first year with us, THANK YOU. After this weekend, we’re officially into Year 2 (of many, no doubt!).

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2 thoughts on “2381 @ 1

  1. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    I am so glad that I got to share in that first year at 2381. What a good year it was! But they are all good, if you know how to live them. I plan to share a part of year two with you and build more great memories. What a beautiful place to get away and relax. We could all use more of that. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love, Mom

  2. Markene says:

    Thank-you sooo much for so generously sharing your mountain paradise.❤️

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