Saturday, December 18, 2010

Family Day

Yesterday was one of those days that you mark down in your journal as near perfect. Whenever you plan something that involves your children and something new, you just never know what you're going to get!

We've been wanting to take Jack up to the snow this winter before I got too big, or wasn't able to travel and before the twins got here. So, yesterday was the day!

We are lucky to live near snow, but not have it covering OUR streets. (Although every now and then it'd be nice!) So we got ourselves ready in the morning and headed up to Union Creek which is a little over an hour away. They have a great little sledding area!

We bundled up (Jack's total outfit costing us only $30 thanks to a great second-hand store!) and when we got there, we were the only ones!! Jack was so darn excited he could hardly stand it.

Trev pulled him around on his little sled for a bit, and then sent him down a small hill a couple of times before they both got on the bigger sled and went down together, while I shot video and pictures :) It wasn't the greatest snow, no snowmen to be made, but it was clear and sunny, and cold!

After playing for awhile we headed over to Beckie's Cafe for some early lunch (they are famous for their pie, but were out of Trev's favorite). Jack totally crashed on the way home, sledding is tiring on a little body.

Later that afternoon I made Paula Deen's Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls and some Mint Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with Christmas Sprinkles while Trevor took his nap :)
That evening we had a nice dinner out and then headed to look at some amazing Christmas lights!

After tucking Jack into bed, Trev and I wrapped presents and sipped on hot cocoa while watching one of my favorite movies of all time, "It's a Wonderful Life"...I seriously cry every time I watch it!

It was such a great day, no meltdowns, no was like I said, near perfect! I love that we are able to do this kind of thing with Jack, and I am treasuring each moment with just him. He might not remember, but the pictures will tell him.

I can't believe it's Christmas week! This Sunday IS Christmas Sunday! It's the furthest you can get from Christmas and have it be Christmas Sunday...isn't that crazy! We have some busy days ahead, but all the good kind of busy. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Love those kind of days too! They really are unforgetable, glad you all had such a wonderful time!

  2. You had me at mint chocolate dipped pretzels. May I stop by?