Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy St. Paddy's day!

The last two years we have been on the slopes on St. Patrick's day and we have decided to let our green spirit show. It was the most perfect weather conditions!  It was so warm that we all shedded our jackets, and I skied with no gloves. As you can see the boys shedded more. It was a great day to be all together and we all had the luck of the Irish with us!

The best part was I could always spot my family on the slopes and no one got pinched!
Our traditional Shamrock shakes at McDonald's. They even taste better after a hard day of hitting the slopes.
Awwh, soaking our muscles in the hot tub!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break

Our Annual Spring Break ski/snowboarding trip was spent in the white mountains of Arizona! This was a record breaking snowfall year with a 100 ft. base of snow. I think this has to be one of my all time favorite things to do with my family. This year we went with our friends the Breinholts and stayed at their cabin and Grafton was able to come along with us. We had such a wonderful time on the slopes, enjoying their cabin, playing games, movie night in their theatre, celebrating St. Paddy's day, relaxing in the hot tub, and going out to dinner. Thanks Breinholts for spoiling us with your hospitality. They are such a fun family to hang out with.

The last day was spent snowmobiling. It truly was a highlight and a memorable day. We had all snow conditions, sun, snowfall and even a white out. I could get a little addicted to snowmobiling it was definitely an adreniline rush!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My favorite thing about living in Arizona

All in a three hour drive we went from this Beautiful Scenery...
To this Spectaculr Scene!Can you believe how diverse the Arizona terrain is! I love the desert and the mountains and being able to see them both in a few hours drive always thrills me. The desert has never been so green (with all the rainfall we have had this year) We also have broke records in the U.S. with snowfall! I Love Love Love Arizona!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Laurisa's Engaged

I posted my word for 2010 and had no idea that shortly after I would be experiencing one of the greatest Joys. No words can describe the joy that comes from knowing your child has found their eternal companion. We are so happy and celebrating big! We had an engagement party for Laurisa and Grafton Milne and his family! We all can see how perfect these two are for each other. Congratulations you two and we are looking forward to May 28th to celebrate with the biggest party ever!