Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Week 4

What a great week we had last week!  It was pretty much a week long celebration for my birthday ending with a fabulous family trip to the Sierra's.  We go every year and it's something the whole family looks forward to. This year was one of the best years in terms of weather and snow which makes it even more enjoyable.  I'm a lucky lady.  This week it's back to the grind with days chalk full of commitments.  Someone send me back to play in the snow! . . .

but first take a look at last week:

Day 21- Monday, 1/21/13
John and the boys are working together to bake me a cake for my birthday tomorrow.  It turned out perfect and was oh so yummy!

Day 22- Tuesday, 1/22/13
I celebrated my 43rd birthday today with my sweet family.  Tuesdays are long, busy days, but I took the day off from work, had lunch out with John, and then waited for the boys to return from karate so we could dig into that wonderful cake they made.

Day 23- Wednesday, 1/23/13
Last week you saw how my boys deal with snack time after school and now here is Bella during snack time.  She is not allowed in the kitchen/dining area while they eat so she gets as close as she can and patiently waits until they are done.  Then she can clean up the crumbs off the floor.  She knows to hit Brandon's chair first because that's where the best droppings are ;0)

Day 24-  Thursday, 1/24/13
Time to bring out the ski gear and start packing for our trip to the mountains.  The covered pool table is the perfect sorting place to get it all pulled together.

Day 25- Friday, 1/25/13
We made it to the condo at Northstar near Truckee in the Tahoe area.  We hit the road right after the kids got out of school, made nachos and fresh baked cookies for dinner, and then snuggled in for the night.  We'll have an early start tomorrow so we can hit the slopes first thing.  These beds have the most amazing fleece sheets that are so cozy and warm so hopefully everyone will sleep well.

Day 26- Saturday, 1/26/13
It's a beautiful day up here at Northstar.  Tyler, John, and I skied together all day while the younger two were in ski school.  Everyone had a great day except Brandon.  I think the altitude got to him which triggered a migraine with vomiting--poor thing just can't catch a break!  See how sunny it is?  About an hour later the clouds rolled in and it started to snow but nice, soft,  snowfall that was fun to be in--like a snow globe :0)

Day 27- Sunday 1/27/13
There's my little guy!  At least he's resilient and feeling much better today.  We slept in, made a nice pancake breakfast, packed up, and then hit the mountain for some snow tubing before heading home.  I took this picture while we were all held together sliding down the hill and love that smile showing the thrill of the ride for Brandon.

Wait!  One more.  

For the past couple years aside from the daily photos I also try to get a family photo once a month.  It may not always be easy, but at the end of the year I'm so happy to have so many great family shots which means I'll continue this year and for as long as the family puts up with me ;0)

January's Family Photo:

OK, maybe 2 more ;0)  I had to include both because I couldn't decide which I liked better.  Of course these were taken on the last day of our ski trip while the family had fun snow tubing together.  It was a great way to end our weekend.  So now who's sending me back to the snow?

Never mind--I must work to help pay for the next trip which means we are done here!  Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll see you next week.



  1. What a fun trip! I love to ski, but haven't been in years--KS is pretty flat :) Love your monthly family photos. Glad you took your birthday off work so you could enjoy it! Hope you have a good week this week!

  2. Wow! Fantastic photography and what great fun ~ Love the dog!

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor

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  3. Looks like fun. I live in Truckee! Glad you had a good time

  4. That looks like an awesome trip. What a beautiful cake them made you - you are a lucky gal! I love your puppy too (I am a sucker for black labs).

  5. Awww..you're a mommy of 3 boys (well 4 including the hubby, right?)...just like me! I Love it! Loved your week at the snow and a monthly family picture is a great idea!! A definite must do because we don't take enough of those.

    Thanks for stopping by blog and commenting. I always appreciate knowing who's come by my "little corner."

    Have a great week 5!

  6. Looks like such a fun trip! I love the family photos. I'm glad you had such a nice birthday celebration with your family, too :-)

  7. What a fun week! Happy belated birthday to you!!!

    That ski trip looks like a blast. And I love sweet Bella. What a good girl :)

  8. I ♥ ♥ ♥ that picture of you w/ your boys on your birthday.
    What a fun week and ♪ ♫ Happy birthday to you! ♪ ♫

  9. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!! Happy Birthday & I love that you went to Northstar!!! Love it there!

  10. Looks like such a fun week!! LOVE the family pictures you got!