Monday, March 4, 2013

Utah Road Trip

We headed out 2 days after Christmas to visit family.  It was a LONG drive to Utah.  We covered some desolate country.  The views in the Sierras were gorgeous and honestly the sky is so big and beautiful in Nevada too.  The kids were pretty wound up when we finally made it to Grandmommy and Grandad's house, even though it was really late.  We had such a party while we were there.  Rhone played his little heart out with his cousins.  They all bounced and bounced on their horses.  We spent lots of time in the snow and even made it to Eagle Point Ski Resort so Rhone and his cousin Jacob could ski.  It was a nice warm sunny day.  Sylvie and I went sledding with Grandmommy and McKinley.  Then Rhone joined in too.  He said sledding with mom was more fun than skiing with Dad.  That kinda made my day :)

We had a huge party with Ben's sister and her family, Grandmommy, Grandad, and another one of Ben's sisters.  The older girls helped plan some fun games and food.  It was a hoot to watch all the silly events.  The Rhone and his cousin Isaac pulled tissues out of a box.  We all played the Rudolf nose game (even Gabi).  We wrapped people up.  We shook some junk in the trunk. We shook tic-tacs on a ruler (this was so HILARIOUS to watch).  Most importantly we all laughed.  We watched fireworks with the kids out side.  After the kids were in bed we stayed up and played a fun round of games to welcome in the new year.  We were so blessed to star the new year off with family.   

The Donner Pass

Beautiful skies and not a soul for miles in Nevada.
Look at all the snow at the rest area at the top of the Sierras.

 It was a fast sledding hill.  Grandmomy built a snowman/monster with the boys.

 Getting ready to hit the slope with Dad

That is one full sled

The views are amazing at the resort.

Sylvie took a turn down a little hill :)

 Bouncing around on their Christmas horses.
 Sylvie and grandad just hanging out together.
 The kids with Grandad, Grandmommy, and Aunt Gabi.

Sylvie and Eve are just a few months apart.  Liesel was always interested in them.
Can you believe we made such a BIG mess in Grandmommy's new house?

 Do you see the tic-tacks everywhere?

Sylvie doesn't like the party hat.

Happy New Year!

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