Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Just before Christmas we took the kids skiing. David has been skiing many times but none of the rest of us had ever skied before. Colin and Connor elected to snowboard and had a blast. Sybella, David, and I skied. Cooper got to play in the snow a bit but mostly he hung out at the lodge or with the other young kids at the lodge childcare center. Our best friends, the Oswalds, went too and it was so much fun to vacation again together! It was a short two days of skiing but it was an awesome family time.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Visit with my Young Cousins

On New Year's Eve, I got a special & spectacular treat: I got to spend the day and evening with my littlest cousins. They are 10 and 8 and yes, they are my first cousins. My dad's older brother Carl got married for the first time a bit later than his brothers. He and his wife, Susan, although my Aunt and Uncle, have always felt a bit more like cousins since we have gotten married and had kids in the same general time frames. So, it was a bit surreal (yet totally amazing) hanging with their family on Friday and spending time with Sienna and Cade who are younger than my oldest children. We had a great time and had the blessing of spending some time with Susan's family as well.