Hats c/o The Posh PlumThe first half of our trip was spent at a cabin in Brianhead, our annual snowboarding trip with my family! One of my favorite moments was finally meeting my niece, Ella! James doesn't usually show much interest in other babies since he is used to Mia- I think older kids are more exciting to him. But when he saw Ella he went crazy! It's like he missed her since their hangs in heaven ;) Anyway, we were hoping for fresh snow but we were greeted with sun, blue skies and warm weather all weekend. We weren't complaining though! Playing in the snow without getting cold is almost as good as fresh powder ;)
My mom is amazing and watches the babies while we all go off and play! It's the best set up and we are so lucky! I loved going boarding and having that play time with Eric, then feeding the babe throughout the day whenever we wanted/needed! Time with just us is quite rare so we definitely had a lot of fun snowboarding together!
Mia was begging to go outside every chance she could, she LOVED the snow! It was so fun watching her play in it. She couldn't move around fast enough with her snow boots, so she would scale the snow in a way that looked like she was swimming across it, ha ha!
Brianhead offers tubing runs and we thought she would love it! One morning Eric, my mom, Mia and I got tickets and off we went! Mia was SO excited during the lift ride up the hill, but she had to sit in the tube by herself and when they pushed her down, her tube turned so that she went backwards the whole time. Poor Mia did NOT like that :( I felt so bad that it wasn't a good experience for her. I know she couldn't ride with us for safety reasons, but I still feel bummed because I know she would have LOVED that! Next year we will just buy our own tubes/sleds and take her ourselves (we took her sledding last year and she loved it!) and make our own fun! But the adults sure had fun!
When we weren't playing in the snow, we were busy stuffing our faces (non stop) and playing games! It was such a fun weekend and we look forward to it each year!
Blanket c/o Oliver + Kit
The last half of our trip was spent with Eric's family and we loved every second of it. We got to see the whole family and play with cousins, plus some one on one time with grandma and papa! Eric was thrilled to work on his old Jeep (he can't wait to have his projects over flowing our garage, or shop if he has it his way, when we buy a home!) And of course we kept eating more than our fair of good food :) What more can you ask for when going home for a visit?!