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We Moved to the Mountains

Cody and I kicked off Our First Adventure last month at our family’s cabin in Tempelseter, Eggedal. We weren’t too lucky with the weather but that didn’t stop us from having an amazing time. We spent our days hiking in the terrain, dancing on mountain peaks, and admiring the views anytime we could. When the rain and fog wouldn’t clear, we curled up by the fire and listened to the pouring rain. I read books, baked banana bread, and enjoyed time to myself just to think.

(Photos posted on Instagram @juliaelizabethblog and @codythecabinpup)

After a week and a half in the mountains, we returned home to Bærum to see family who were visiting from out of town. While it was nice to be surrounded by loved ones, I missed the mountains. I missed waking up to the birds chirping and falling asleep to the wind howling. I missed spending my days in hiking boots and my nights by the fire. I missed living on mountain time and having endless kilometers of terrain to explore. A few days back in civilization was exactly what I needed to realize that I wanted to move to the mountains and live at the cabin more permanently.

Over the last few days, I got everything ready for the move. I outfitted myself with proper hiking gear and searched our attic for hats and gloves. I bought arts and crafts at the hobby store and grabbed some novels from our bookshelves. I stocked up on dry goods at the grocery store and put winter tires on the car. When everything was in order, we loaded up the car and were on our way. Cody and I arrived yesterday afternoon and spent the evening unpacking and getting settled. This morning, the mountains welcomed us with a beautiful sunrise.

We couldn’t have asked for a better welcome gift. It’s good to be home!


  1. This sounds like such an amazing time. I love how you took the time to decompress, hang out with Cody and bake. Everything about this post sounds amazing.

    Great post and beautiful blog!

    • Thanks for reading and for your lovely comment, Antonia ❤️

  2. I’m so tired of Chicago and city lights… I love seeing posts like yours. I would love to one day wake up near an ocean or mountain!!!

    • Thanks Stephanie – I hope you make the move to the ocean or mountain one day ☺️

  3. Lovely post! I too love the mountains and life can be so hectic sometimes. It’s so nice that you got time to yourself to relax. It’s an inspiration. I need to do it to!

    • Thank you Jennifer! I hope you get a chance to relax as well 🙂

  4. lovely, i haven’t tried the mountains life lol but definitely, you gonna have fun. By the way, you have lovely dog :))

  5. You must be very happy! I can see in your pics how beautiful is that place😊

  6. Sounds like a wonderful adventure to me!

  7. Did you actually moved to the mountains???!!!…

  8. Jo Jo

    What an incredible adventure you and Cody are on! I’m a bit jealous to be honest haha Can’t wait to see more posts!

  9. Wonderful! Such a beautiful life you’ve chosen for your self. Sometimes the unfortunate events bring you the best opportunities.

    I saw your comment on my last blog post, and I wondered how did you find my post? I’m mainly writing my blog for myself (that’s why they get so long, with details that only I like) and my friends/family. So I was surprised to see your comment. Of course I don’t mind at all, it’s nice to read! But I just wondered how you’d found it. 😊
    Love, Jade

    • Aw thanks Jade, there’s definitely some truth in that! I believe I was searching under the hiking tag on wordpress, just trying to find more bloggers that enjoy the outdoors and adventure 🙂 Xo, Julia

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