Monday, February 16, 2009
I've Been A Bad Blogger
Well, I kind of fell off the planet last week. Sorry about that. Life took over and blogging took a back seat.

The week was filled with baseball practices, basketball practices, parent meetings about baseball, etc.. Sounds more like sports took over rather than life doesn't it?

We took the older boys out of school on Friday and headed up to the mountains. I was so disappointed when we woke up that morning and it was dark and gray. That meant more rain and more snow in the local mountains. Did we dare drive up and perhaps get caught in a storm? We decided to go for it.

The drive up was beautiful. It only takes about 90 minutes to get their and we were greeted with a winter wonderland. Snow everywhere on the ground, yet the skies were clear in the mountains.

We have a local park we usually go to to sled. There was so much snow it was hard to walk but we all had fun. It was Paige's first trip to the snow and she was really excited. She had fun sledding down the hill with her dad.

Here she is being a little impatient. Hurry up Dad and drag me back up that hill!!!
It's a lot of work pulling a 40 pound child up that hill. I think about the 10th time he encouraged her to walk.

Paige lost her boot in the deep snow, and then decided this whole snow thing wasn't that much fun after all. She was cold and getting tired and it had started to snow.
The snow started coming down pretty hard and the guys started talking about if we should head back down the mountain or not?

Samantha didn't seem to concerned. She was warm in her parka and having a great time. Well, that is until her brother started throwing snow balls at her. That made her mad.

The older three kids found a hill a little off the beaten track. They had to hike a little to it and were pretty tired after going up and down a couple of times.

Here's Tyler after climbing back up the hill. It must not have been that bad, he is still smiling.

Zach passed out on the snow for a few minutes to get his strength back.

Garrett had a great time!!! That kid was completely covered in snow!

After about 30 minutes of pretty hard snow fall we decided we had better head back down the mountain.
This is what it looked like going back down.

It's amazing how fast it went from clear roads and sunny to mandatory chain conditions. Of course, us being the rebels we are, we didn't put our chains on. We lived in Colorado for three years and had driven in much worse. This truck in front of us spun out a few minutes after I took this shot. He almost hit a car coming the opposite direction. Pretty scary. He had his chains on the front tires and it appeared he had rear wheel drive. Poor California driver. He didn't have a clue.
The snow on the way home made the trip that much more fun. Well, for the kids and I. I don't think Dave was quite as thrilled. We were all thankful when we hit flat land again. They ended up getting almost three feet of snow. I'm really glad we left when we did.
So, that's what we have been up to. Anyone out there have some big news they would like to share????

  posted at 8:07 AM  

At 9:07 AM, Blogger The Gang's Momma said...

Only big news here is that The Boss is painting our living room!

We were supposed to go stay with friends for a long holiday weekend, but their kids were sick so we stayed put.

Ceiling is almost done. Walls are patched and sanded. Soup is simmering :)

At 9:12 AM, Blogger missy said...

Sounds like you guys had fun! Very cool that you live so close to such a different environment!!

No news here. Same old, same old. Not that I'm complaining!

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

I kind of fell off the planet last week too. Just couldn't get back to blogging. Looks like you had fun in the snow. There is more snow in your mountains than in all of Minnesota!

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

i have been so tired to blog lately nothing new going on around here at all.

sounds like a fun family trip, we need to take our kids to the snow sometime!

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Qtpies7 said...

Sounds like fun! We are all sick of the snow, though.
I remember living in Virginia and they would shut down the town for snow when you could still see the grass through the snow! Donnie would drive our little Pontiac car down the interstate and pass people in 4 wheel drives. They had no idea how to drive in snow. And it wasn't even bad.

At 4:40 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Glad you got to enjoy the snow! We've had, at least, a foot of it in our front yard since before Christmas, so I'm getting a little tired of it. But I can see how fun it is for those who aren't around it all the time. I think we need to get out and just enjoy it more. Great photos!


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