Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Week 4

Welcome back!  We had a really great week last week and are hoping for more of the same. We're still waiting on rain, but it looks like we'll have at least a little in a couple days.  Let's hope it's enough to open the flood gates and bring even more. It seems so crazy the rest of the U.S. is having a super arctic blast of a winter and we're practically enjoying spring here.  It may sound nice and it does feel nice, but it's not normal or healthy, and we'll pay for it later.  We must have winter too!

As I wait for the rain, check out the pictures from last week (spoiler--we did find snow!) :

Day 20- Monday, 1/20/14
The boys and I were home all day for Martin Luther King and this cute puppy was thrilled.  Bella likes it when her family is around and she can be inside playing with them or begging for attention.

Day 21- Tuesday, 1/21/14
Look what came in the mail today.  Tyler is in a teen brain study at the MIND institute and they took images of his brain from a scan done in the fall to put on a shirt for him.  Pretty cool!

Day 22- Wednesday, 1/22/14
These good looking guys helped me celebrate my birthday this evening.  I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so much love.  John worked hard to make a special dinner we could all enjoy and picked me up this lovely Kahlua cake.  Yum!

Day 23- Thursday, 1/23/14
Yesterday afternoon Justin had phase 2 of his braces put on.  It's been a few years since phase 1 so he doesn't really remember how difficult braces can be.  He's trying hard to be a trooper though and even pushed through the pain to manage flashing a great smile for me.

Day 24- Friday, 1/24/14
Road trip!  We're headed to the mountains in search of snow.  It's time for our annual ski trip and we're hoping it's not a total bust.  What would these kids do without their electronics?

Day 25- Saturday, 1/25/14
What an epic day!  "Epic" is Northstar's one little word and it sums our day up beautifully.  We found snow and were surprised at how wonderful it was.  Don't get me wrong, they are still in disparate need of so much more, but at least there was enough for us to still enjoy and have some good family fun in.  Today we went tubing, skiing, and ice-skating!  It was totally exhausting, but also totally awesome and every bit epic ;0)

Day 26- Sunday, 1/26/14
Home sweet home!  I love traveling and getting away, but it's always nice to come back home.  I'm taking a short break between unpacking and starting laundry--the worst part about coming home.

Wait!  One more . . .

January's Family Photo

I had to get a shot of all of us together on our trip.  It was truly a great family adventure everyone enjoyed and will want to remember.

That's sums up another week.  So far 2014 is off to a great start.  Now bring on the rain!
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you next week.

The Mom Creative


  1. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great one! Your cake looks yummy!!! And your ski trip looks so fun! Glad you found snow and hope you get the rain you need! That brain t-shirt is pretty cool! Have a great week!!

  2. Happy happy birthday to you!! A Kahlua cake sounds divine! I'm glad you all were able to enjoy some fun in the snow. It looks like it was a great trip! I love January's family photo, too!

  3. Happy Birthday! Kahlua cake....wow...he did a great job picking that out. I have to say, the ski slope lift chair with the blue skies was just stunning. what a great time you must of had.

  4. YAY! I'm glad y'all found snow.
    That t-shirt of the brain scan is so cool!!!
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