Friday, January 7, 2011

Flashback Friday

It's hard to believe that two weeks ago today, we were hitting the slopes in Colorado!
(By hitting...I mean I was gingerly and gracefully falling on my tail pretty much the whole time!)

Here's a look at all the fun we had!
(Sorry there's no cutesy narration...all creativity is currently nauseated!)
 Delight Donuts in Kearney, Nebraska:  DELIGHTFULLY DELICIOUS!
 Our first sighting of the mountains was so exciting!
The temperature was also in the fifties in Denver...so beautiful!
 We arrived!
 The kids were up bright and early for their first day of ski school!
 Cloe was a pro at the bunny hill!
 That's one of the boys with his arms out like a mummy!
 Here's my kind, patient instructor Gary.  He had the joy of teaching me for {two} days.
(Or maybe I failed the first day of ski school and had to go back for more help the second day!)
 All smiles with her skis!
 Made it to the top of the mountain!
(Seriously, so much further to the top than I thought it would be!)
Here's the proof:  I was at the top!
(How I made it to the bottom thankfully isn't displayed in pictures...let's just say it's good to be alive and on flat ground again!)
 The BEST $3.00 hot chocolate we have ever shared!
 The boys needed a little r&r.  So thankful for Netflix and free wi-fi in the lodge!
 Ready to go again...this time, tubing!
 My crazy snowboarding man!
 It was so nice to be outside...and not be freezing like in Iowa!
 Tubing!  McClain went down a couple of times standing in the tube.  
(Not looking forward to his dare-devil teen years!)

 Riding the sky-lift at Winter Park.
We are so proud of Cloe and the way she just picked up skiing so naturally!
 
 Our little family!
The whole big family!

8 comments:

Katrina said...

Yeah for a fun trip! It looks like you had so much fun! Yeah!!! Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Yeah! You learned to ski! Now you guys can come skiing with Michael and I! I'm super jealous you guys spent all of Christmas skiing. It looks like you guys had a blast. I can't wait to start out our little guy on skis.

peter marie said...

Looks like SO much fun!!

Sarah said...

so much fun! I love it! CO is one of my very favorite places. :) Glad you got to make such great memories together! :)

Jenn said...

Glad you had fun! Colorado is my favorite :o)

Bea O'Problem said...

To My Dearest Sweetest Sister,

"Well, you've got a few more years on your belt with this pregnancy."

With Much Love & Affection,

Your brother

Anonymous said...

So glad you guys all got to go. Fun memories to build together. These are the glory days of our lives as moms, right? So way to tackle the slopes. And I LOVE the jammies picture. Cousins playing together has to be one of God's greatest blessings. :) Jess

H-Mama said...

oh my goodness. this looks like so much fun! i may need cloe to teach me a thing or two should i ever get the opportunity to give this a try. ;)