Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Family Vacation Time!!!!

We took a little road trip/family vacation last week to Eden, Utah. It was a lot of driving, but the kids were so good and we had a dvd player in the car (that made all the difference). My brother Nathan and his family came up to the mountain with us for a couple days. That worked out really nicely since Jen and I could trade days watching the little kids and taking turns on the mountain. Ethen and Phoebe got right back out there and were happy to be on the snow again. Luke had his first try at snowboarding and did a great job. He was a little stud out there and wanted nothing to do with the bunny hill, so we took him right up the chairlift and he made his way down the mountain several times.
Static car hair (and a messy face)

Bergen's at the top

Luke eating snow
The boys playing games

The girls watching a movie

Paisley had been saying for weeks that she wanted to go skating on our trip and amazingly we found a cute, tiny town that flooded the park and turned it into a skating rink. There was a BBQ restaurant across the street that rented the skates for $2. This day was also Ethen's birthday (he is 11 now!!!!) and so we skated after dark with a lit outdoor rink and then ate some great BBQ for dinner and warmed up.After 4 days at Powder Mountain we went down to St. George and spent a couple days at Nathan's house. It was so fun to be able to spend so much time with them and let the cousins play till they dropped. We had a great time hiking on the red rocks one afternoon. It was so pretty.


Tonya said...

Wow it looks like you all had such a great time! I am jealous... I want to go somewhere fun!

Korea Daejeon Mission said...

Thank you Nicole for posting the pictures. Put a great big smile on my face!!!

the 4 of us said...

oooo what pretty pictures nicole!!! The family looks great and happy!! And so grown up!! Looks like so much fun in winter time up there :)

Mommymita said...

what a great trip! Certainly worth the drive.

That is a pretty cool skating rink

Alana said...

That looks like the most seriously fun family vacation ever!! I noticed Luke is still doing the hand pose, and can't believe how grown up everyone looks! I'm so jealous! love yous!

-Melissa- said...

Looks like you guys had a great trip. One of these times when we visit Utah I want to take the boys skiing.