Sunday, February 17, 2008

speaking of summer

Speaking of summer, I never posted about our trip to our Winter Wonderland!

In keeping with yearly tradition, we made the trek to the snow with the Slaughs and the Collins. This year? Snow, snow, and more snow. No joke. There was so much snow. And yes, snowboarding was freezing!! We would literally ride up the lift with the wind and snow pelting our faces, trying to stay warm by hiding our faces in our hoods. We'd get off the lift, try not to be blown away, head down the snow park (which consisted of a couple HUGE mounds that the wind would carry you up and over even though you couldn't really see where they were), then head into the trees.

Once we were in the trees, we were sheltered from the storm and the mountain turned into a winter wonderland. We all zig-zagged through trees, brand new powder everywhere we went. It was absolutely perfect.

Once down the mountain, we'd come out of the trees, brave the wind and snow, and do it all over again.

Can you tell it was cold?

Erica hung out in the lodge grading papers. I secretly envied her when we went into the warm lodge for lunch.

Of course, it wouldn't be our annual trip without a stop at the Blue Agave for dinner. Yummy!

We built a ramp in the driveway and went sledding. A couple neighborhood dogs decided that chasing whoever was sledding was much more entertaining than just watching.

The girls took a nice little walk down to the lake. Talk about a lot of snow!

We topped off the weekend by eating WAY too much food while watching the Superbowl (which only came in after the boys maneuvered the antennas into the perfect spot using tape and sticks).

1 comment:

Josh, Veronica, and Savannah said...

I don't envy the part of the Super Bowl but Josh and I sure wish we could have joined you!