Monday, March 7, 2016

Winter Cabin

Martin Luther King Weekend, we went to our family cabin in Central Oregon.  We went with our friends the Downs.  It's a bit of extra work to get there because the road is closed in the winter and you have to snowmobile in all of your stuff.  But it was a fun adventure.

We left Friday after Nick and Trevor got off work.  We stopped at Chipotle in Eugene and had some dinner.  The girls were pretty excited for our weekend away.

We then stopped at our uncle James and hooked up his trailer with his snowmobiles.  

The kids loved riding on the snowmobiles and particularly being pulled in the tube behind the snowmobile.  

We spent Saturday playing in the snow, snowmobiling, sledding, etc.  

And on Sunday, Nick and Trevor took the older three skiing at the ski resort up the road.  It was Brizzy's second time and she did great!  She had her first lesson and I think trying to keep up with Blair really pushed her.  I was proud of her.  Krissy and I hung around and talked and read.  We attempted to snowshoe and pull the little girls in the tube, but there was pretty much constant crying.

It was so beautiful there!  And being cozied up by the fire after playing outside felt so good.

We had some fun times sledding.  There is a hill from the cabin going down to the lake, and our cousins had built sort of a luge last time they were there that still existed.  We had fun sledding.  Trevor was a bit crazy and sled straight into the water.  It was really funny.  After changing his clothes, he then took Cate down the hill.  He came close to the water and planted his feet in the snow to stop himself from going into the water again, but forgot to hold onto Cate and she flew into the freezing lake.  We were all laughing so hard it took us longer than it probably should have to get her.  It was my favorite parent fail of all time.  

One of my favorite things about the snow is the fact that Wembley actually sat still.  She was so puffy it was hard for her to move.

Krissy and I went for our own snowmobile ride.  Luckily, this time I didn't get stuck in the snow  (I'm not the best at driving snowmobiles!)

It was such a fun weekend, we all were reluctant to return to reality.  Can't wait to go again next year!

1 comment:

Meredith said...

That is hilarious that your friend and then his daughter went into the freezing lake! I laughed out loud.