Saturday, January 19, 2008


Well, it took almost 6 years, but Jeff and I finally brought our kids to the mountains to experience the snow. We headed out to the Tahoe area earlier this week for a couple of days of sledding, snowball fights, and hot chocolate drinking.

We rented a great little house- here it is, under it's blanket of snow.

A view from the top of the staircase leading down to the front door.

I was expecting some snow of course, but was definitely a little amazed by the vast amount of white stuff everywhere. Piles and piles of it!

There was a sledding hill just a few doors down from our rental- we spent quite a bit of time there.

Going down.
The long walk up.

The cheering section.

On our second day we went to a little ski resort that was just a few miles away. They had a nice kid's area, with a groomed tubing hill, tube "carousel", and casual ski lessons. We spent a very fun morning there- the kids especially loved flying down the hill in the tubes.

The carousel.

Sam's getting his work out in!

First time on skis!!
He sure looks like a natural!
Sam and I trekked out onto the middle of a small lake that was near our house.
Trying my hand at a snow angel. The snow was a little too hard and icy for this, but it was fun trying!

It is so beautiful up there.

And COLD!!
It was such fun to experience the snow with the boys- their pure joy and excitement is so infectious. They truly make us slow down and take delight in the small moments in life.

Like hanging out in a cooler- who would have imagined it could be so fun?

Or sucking on icicles- so cold, yet so yummy!

Smashing up ice.

We can't wait to go back!

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