Monday, January 25, 2010

Snow Play!

We were so lucky to be able to spend some time up north with friends during Christmas break. The end/begining of the year is a little busy in the insurance world that Wendell lives in, so he wasn't really able to take time off work. We kind of like having him around so we took advantage of having Christmas Day off. We headed up to Pinetop after a super short meal with the Proffitt fam.

We personally own a small assortment of snow clothes. The rest we relied on the cabin to magically supply. They had a great supply of clothes ranging from this awesome one piece that made Kindyl look like a 70's goddess

to an arrangement of moon boots. They were stocked with everything we didn't have.

We bundled everyone up including marshmallow babies that could barely walk in all of the snow parafernalia
and the four year olds who weren't much better. But they were at least a little more mobile.
We used the sleds for fort building
and sledding. (Farrah Fawcett catching some air)
Sometimes behind four wheelers.
We even switched it up a little with a snowboard behind the fourwheelers
(Mitchell boarding)

I think the kids liked that part best. It's almost like wakeboarding that way. Without the challenge of getting up. And a little less wet;)

Rach is getting so old...
The next day we went to find a more challenging hill, and it was my turn to sport the awesome green snow pants.
You're jealous of the outfit. Admit it;)
Here's a fun pictorial I like to call "Bren and Dad wipe out". Yes, that is a little jump at the end of the run.

And it's a happy ending! Dad and Bren are both smiling. That's always good.

It was the perfect little mini vacation. The days were fun and busy which meant an early bedtime for the kids. Early bedtime for the kids meant we could play a few games in the evening with our friends.

Even though this little girl got a little silly by the second day. When she woke up she went right to the window to look outside. At seeing the snow outside she looked dejected and said, "Oh no. It's still winter!"

Of course that didn't stop her from playing in it all day!

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the time gailey home said...

what an awesome vacation! and I don't even like snow! but i do love, love, love cabins and all that. your cabin reminds me of the law's cabin but i guess they are all similar to some aspect. that is so great your family got to be there together and you're right, i was totally digging your green snow pants! ;)

Sarah said...

Sherry that looks like so much fun! We are thinking we need to get our kids up in the snow this year as well. Olivia doesn't even know what snow is! And don't knock the green snow pants--they look awesome on you!
By the way, I just discovered we have another connection. My new running partner is Betsy O'Neill, who went to high school with Wendell in Payson and whose brother is friends with Grant! Small world, huh? I saw your blog link on her blog today, which led to the discovery.

The Taylor Family said...

oh fun! i do heart the winter!


ooooooooh so fun!!!!

Patrice said...

We loved our little snow vacation, too, but it sure felt wonderful being warm again! And, I am truly jealous of those green pants.