Monday, February 8, 2016

Serious Fun

Since winter doesn't look to be ending anytime soon, we're trying to make the most of it.  We made a snowman and went skiing and sledding all in one weekend.  I'm good now... bring on spring!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bedtime Story

Look who's learning to read!  She's doing awesome and is very proud of herself.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow Removers

The east coast isn't the only place that got snow this weekend.  We got another big storm.  It just keeps coming, and John and I are getting really tired of shoveling so we recruited two little helpers. They cleared the sidewalk and driveway for the bargain price of $4 each.  And then they got to spend it at the dollar store.  Everybody wins!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Eight Candles

We celebrated Lucia's 8th birthday with a baking party way back on January 2nd at a cute local bakery.  Each kid got to make two cupcakes and decorate them with icing and tons of fun sprinkles and candy.  While the cupcakes were baking we opened presents and had cake and ice cream. Then the cupcakes came out of the oven and they got to decorate and take them home.  It was a super fun party!

Right about here is when we sang Happy Birthday and had a really delicious Triple Chocolate Ganache birthday cake.  It was so delicious that we forgot to take pictures.  

Friday, January 1, 2016

NYE 2015

Happy New Year!  We are so lucky that Grandma Lauren and Grandpa Bob made a detour on their way to Arizona to stop and visit for a few days.  And they brought presents!

My Aunt Roberta made the girls and their dolls matching sweaters -- so cute!

And then Grandma and Grandpa taught them how to play roulette.

New Year's Day means Lucia is another year older!  Somehow she is eight years old already.  She really wanted to go skiing, so John and I took her to Alta for the afternoon.

And then we had birthday donuts.  Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Saturday, December 26, 2015


It's sunny but bitter cold here in Wyoming.  We've passed the time by enjoying the views -- walking through town and driving around Grand Teton National Park.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas in Jackson

Merry Christmas!  We're spending the week in Jackson, Wyoming, thanks to some generous friends who offered us free place to stay.  So we packed up Christmas and moved it to Wyoming.

Before we left, John wore this on the last day of school before winter break.  His mom knitted that sweater, and the hat says, Merry Christmas, Eh!"

There's a double set of bunk beds in the condo!

Plenty of snow in Jackson this year:

Skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Christmas Eve.
 Our first time skiing with all four of us together.

Christmas morning.  We had to bring along our tiny pink Christmas tree and stockings.  The girls were happy that Santa found us.  

Sophie got this mermaid tail blanket from Grandma Lauren and Grandpa Bob.  It's a hit!

Lots of legos to be built this weekend: