Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Family Time = Eternal memories

Steve had a week of vacation so we decided to go up to Salt Lake and spend the week with our FAMILY!!!
We started out by going to the Draper temple open house. I must admit I had envisioned a very spiritual,quiet, calm, temple experience that I could share in with our children.
First off the spirit really was strong but what was I thinking? Quiet & calm for Jacob... it was too exciting. The kids did a great job but I wish they hadn't eaten chocolate donuts at Gmp&Gma house for breakfast before we went. (whoops!!)

My favorite part was in the brides room with my two daughters!! I looked at Lily and told her that this is the room where you get to do your hair & make-up and put on your wedding dress when you get married! (She is so into dresses and make up right now) Sweet little Lily just looked at me with a great big smile and sighed a happy oh.... I can't explain the sweet spirit I felt and still feel as I think about this amazing experience to be in the temple with her at 3 years of age. I pray that she will return with the man of her dreams to the house of the Lord to be sealed for time and all eternity. What more could a mother want for her daughter! I know it will seem just like yesterday when I will be standing in that room with her again thinking back on this experience. (I am so thankful to my Father in Heaven for this special experience I have felt) Tears of Joy, pure Joy!!!

Our family at the little open house after seeing the temple.
We were shuttled on a bus... the kids loved it!

These 2 temples are the Venezuela and Houston ones
(special places to us)

Miss Lily had snow in her mouth every where we went!!!
She loved it!

Miss Kali's first time in the snow...
she loved watching it fall from the sky.

The rest of the week we spent up in Midway at Grandma and Grandpa Nichol's "hotel" or so Berkley thought when they pulled up to stay the weekend with cousins.

Whitney brought the boys up to play in the snow... THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

The kids had so much fun sledding. Who wouldn't when they didn't have to walk up
the hill! I don't know what was more fun sledding down or riding on the four wheeler
back up the hill to do it again and again and again!!!
Our Grandparents would tell us how they walked up hill both ways in the snow....
Our kids can say they didn't have to walk up or down the hill in the snow (I don't know if that is good or not)
Kali's first time sledding!
Our little Snow Bunnie!!!
Mommy, Kali, & Lily
making snow angels!

Jacob and Lily on their way to ride the sled down the hill.

What a beautiful valley... memories were made that will last forever!

We thought sledding was fun so we thought we'd try snow boarding behind the four wheeler.
Oh what fun it is to ride... behind the four wheeler!!
It feels just like wake boarding so we called it "wheeler boarding"
At night we soaked in the hot tub. Well some of us did...
Lily and Jacob played in the snow and then jumped in to warm up!

Aunt Stephanie and the kids with us soakin' up the heat under the stars at the clubhouse!

Grandma and Kali snuggling on the window seat!

Grandpa, Daddy, and Jacob!!!

My sister Emalee and I out lasted the boys...
We decided the sled was the way to go. All we had to do was hold on and cover our faces. The snow would spray up on us so we couldn't see where we were going. Steve pulled us up and over the jump, we lost the sled right out from under us. That wasn't the only thing I lost... I was laughing so hard I full on peed my snow suit!!! What can I say, after 3 kids my body is not the same... but my heart is. We played so hard I felt like we were kids again. Emalee I will always remember the fun we had. Thanks so much everyone (Ross, LoiAnn, Stephanie and family, Whitney and boys, Emalee & Kendal and family) for a week of FUN, FUN,FUN!

1 comment:

awindowsillview said...

Great pictures - love that you snowboarded behind the 4-wheeler...what a great idea!! And I had to laugh when I read you peed your pants - sisters can do that to you. That is too funny!! Great memories we will always was so fun to see you guys!