Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
**Warning** Super long post to follow with lots and lots of pictures.
Once we finally made it to Idaho, freezing but no snow, we didn't really drive much - thankfully so! The kids didn't understand why there wasn't any snow, but nature was rumbling and snow was had most of the time we were there it was either snowing or just snowed. The kids loved that! A snowman was built, just one and it by the time it came to build the head it was a bit small! It was my way of working out while on vacation, building a snowman. A couple of days after the snowman was built, I saw several children (including 3 of mine) delightfully kicking the poor snowman until it fell apart. It was a bit disturbing but they were having so much fun that I had to laugh. We went sledding and riding on fun and fast snow mobiles, Jeff and Veronica tried cross country skiing and I froze my buns the entire time. I forgot my one and only "winter" coat and I don't have proper footwear for snow.
It's nice to be with Jeff's family during this time of year. Jeff's mom, Mary, made us incredible dinners every single night and always made sure she had fun things for the kids. I think it's awesome how she had the kids make chocolate houses, and let them decorate them however they pleased (that is only an activity that a grandma can do...because as a parent I would be too annoying) and there was one night that she had them do carmel apples. I think this is what Christmas is all about. Not so much candy indulgence but spending time together as family and creating memories that are sweet and tender. We did the traditional Enos family bowling, minus Mary because she volunteered to stay home with the babies (Violet and Logan).
Angela, is in the background. Jeff, David, Veronica and Hannah are also in the background.
Rose with a very sticky, chocolate caramel apple.