Monday, December 22, 2008

Liberty, UT

We drove about 5 hours yesterday and arrived at "our" cabin at about 4 pm. It's beautiful! It started snowing as we arrived, and just stopped...(about 24 hours later). We went this morning for a sleigh ride to pick out a tree. Ivy got to drive the sleigh, play with the golden retrievers on the farm, and hold one of the barn kitties. Logan came down with a stomach flu :( We made a snowman and went sledding when we got back. We also decorated the aforementioned tree! Very retro...

Friday, December 19, 2008

To ski or not to ski...

Mom and Dad arrived last Tuesday, right after the first "real" snow (see Sarah demonstrating snow diving technique). We have since had a couple of storms. Mom, Dad, and I made a snowman while Andy went to pull someone out of the ditch. (illustration here)

Tonight Kate, Mike, Logan, and Ivy arrived. The kids wore Sarah out (much like her friend, Gracie- see picture). We will all pack and depart on Sunday for Powder Mountain, in Eden/Liberty, UT. If the weather's decent, we may venture out of doors up there, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing... If not, I hear there is a Wii packed in a car.

I will post pics when we return, but here's wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! Sarah will be spending the week with her "Aunt" Diane and the "Pack" - Mojo, Sadie, and Gracie...occasionally Bailey escapes his house and comes to play. We cannot thank Diane enough for looking after our girl...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Twilight Fever...

Yes, I have been sucked into the black hole of Twilight. I read the first 3 last spring break...and bought Breaking Dawn when it came out. I have read them 3 times through. I know I sound crazy, but comparatively (to the females in UT) I am sane. There IS some bias because the author is LDS...I am fairly confident that although the writing is awesome and the movie did a pretty good job of relaying the story and feeling, around here it is HUGE because of Stephanie Meyer. I am a bit conflicted in the fact that they are overlooking things they might make a big deal out of in a different author's material, but seriously, the books are great. I have seen the movie 2 times...and can't wait til it comes out on DVD. It's an illness.

Catching up

Andy and I have been contemplating the end of the year and presents and cards... so much to do this time of the year! Here are a couple of pics from Thanksgiving. The little girl on my shoulders is Madison (2 yrs) and Megan is on the trike. That's the cooking crew, Terry, Tammy, and Justin in the middle. We had a lot of fun with MB last weekend, just hanging out and eating tamales and FLAN (thanks Mary!). Didn't take any pictures, tho'. Sarah had a blast hanging out with her four-legged "cousins".

Monday, December 8, 2008

Where does the time go?

I can't believe that it's been almost a month since I posted...sorry! We went to Denver for Thankgiving and to Apple Valley, CA, this past weekend for the "birthdays". I will post pictures later (I'm at school right now.) I'm debating about whether to start some other pages for family or for personal thoughts...

Catch ya later!