Friday, March 18, 2011

so, while everyone else is enjoying a nice warm spring break and soaking up the sun. . .

We went to the snow!

Well, sort of.  :)

I was so happy to find out my spring break coincided with the boys' this year, so we planned a little getaway to visit some friends and family up north.  Incidentally, this is the same set of friends we were on our way to visit when we had a most unfortunate car accident June 2007--we were very thankful to get there and back in one piece this time, all the while on bad rotors, calipers, and brakes, come to find out.

So we took a few days to go up north of Salt Lake City and enjoyed gorgeous weather, beautiful panoramic views, and ate like pigs.  I mean seriously?  Dahlene fed us so good.  I seriously recommend staying at the Mullins Bed and Breakfast any time you get a chance!  :)

We took the opportunity to do a little hiking--and when I say little, I mean a mile + up in the snow.  I was so far behind the group I couldn't even hear my loud boys any more.  ;)  It's hard hiking in snow. . . the stuff is slippery!

Here's the best from our hike.

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IMG_1647 Who is so lucky to see this just outside their window each morning?


IMG_1709 I want you to notice what my darling middle child is doing in this picture.  Running through a puddle full-force.  Yup.


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I think I was one of the few to keep dry feet and socks while on our hike.


IMG_1723 IMG_1755 Here we took a water break at the bridge, and the snow-throwing did commence.  (You may notice we are short one child.  Ethan stayed at my parents' house for the week.)


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Jayden gathered this huge snowball and tossed it over the bridge.  Half an hour later we came back and found it still sitting in the water.


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I'm not exaggerating, HomeBoy went through three pairs of pants in the first 24 hours.


Hello Matt and Dahlene!


IMG_1815 And more snowball fights.


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On our way back I took some pics of my favorite houses along the way.  (Is it ok to post other people's houses on the internet?  *shrug*)



I want.  I need.  Can I have?



How many bathrooms do you think are in that puppy?

Stay tuned for Game Night and lots more fun to come.  :)


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Looks like little boy heaven. Hiking, snow and puddles=FUN!

Jennifer ♥ said...

Looks like fun! Pretty views and pretty houses.

Jaime said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! It is a blessing to be surrounded by such beauty here in SL. I'm sure Dahlene took great care of you all. :)

Delfina said...

Wow! Those are great pics. Looks like you had a blast.

laurie said...

those houses are just "wow"! i don't mean to be picky, but i hope a full time made comes with one if i ever end up with it.

Dahlene said...

That was a fun hike. I was seriously sweating trying to keep up with the boys. I made Matt go really fast to keep up before they found the water and the bridge. I didn't want to deal with hypothermia and getting them down the mountain really fast that day. There are some gorgeous houses up there.

Anonymous said...

This is so hilarious...I found your blog from 365 days of crockpots and was looking for the cabbage soup recipe that she was talking about over there. Of course I saw pictures of mountains and hiking on your blog and was reminiscing about how "I" used to do that when I was a kid back when I lived in Utah and how much I missed in. Then I scrolled down and saw the castle and some of my other old neighbors houses. How random is it that you were probably hiking on what I used to think was my mountain:)