We recently held a “Friendsgiving” gathering at Snowgrass Lodge. Part work party, part visioning exercise and part social gathering with pre-Thanksgiving yummy food, it was an occasion to bring friends together and bring to Snowgrass our dreams, our labor, and our laughter.
We did a lot together: dug ditches, built fencing for our heat pumps, picked paint colors and painted walls, cleaned and organized storage spaces, set up Christmas lights and decorations, cut back shrubs and limbed trees, replaced routers and fixed sound systems, replaced light bulbs and air filters, labeled light switches and repaired faucets, rearranged furniture, took photos, cooked delicious meals, staged fun performances, danced and laughed.
We cannot express in this blog post (or really in words at all) how grateful we feel in witnessing the generosity of our friends. They put their own love and work into Snowgrass, and now that’s how the lodge feels to us these days—full of love and care.
Our vision for Snowgrass was to create a place where people could gather together and connect with each other in a beautiful environment. And last weekend, our friends were a big part of that creation process. Thank you so much for lending your time, your toil and your skills, and for bringing such life to Snowgrass.
There's nothing like a view like this to lift up your spirt and feel at home in the world. This was taken yesterday in downtown Leavenworth, just a mile from Snowgrass.
It's October 31st--Halloween--and people in fun little costumes have caught my eye throughout the day. A friend wearing a jester's hat. A woman adorned with a playful crown. A barista with bat wings. Today is the day we honor transformation--trying on the new--a process that can be fearsome and delightful, challenging and rewarding. It seems a fitting time to reflect on all the work we've been putting into our new property to make it even more hospitable to guests. We've been making our way down our to-do list, and while our vision for the future of our property is just beginning to unfold, it feels good to take a moment and appreciate where we've come to. We hope everyone experiences such a beautiful moment today.
Angela is a writer who loves sharing people’s stories. Hernan is a designer who creates uplifting experiences. Snowgrass Lodge is the mountain sanctuary they share with others.