Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Wonderland

So after all of my bragging about it not snowing very much in the Northwest we have been hit with a week of snow storms! Its always great to have a white christmas so it has been a lot of fun actually. I think I like it cuz I know it wont stick around until April. . Church was cancelled yesterday so we had a full on snow day. For breakfast we had gingerbread pancakes with lemon sauce. Then we made some cookies and candy and played games. Of course when it snows you have to have chili. Then it was outside for Ivy's first adventure in the snow!

The girls getting ready to play outside. Of course she didn't leave them on but we looked cute!

We really wanted to build a snowman for Ivy since she loves them so much but the snow was just too powdery. More like a really good Utah snow. Although amazing for snowboarding it doesn't pack very well making even snowballs impossible, let alone a snowman. Thats ok though since I don't think she was too fond of the white stuff. Especially standing in it. She was alright when Darin was right next to her though.

I was trying to get Ivy to eat the snow. She wasn't too stoked on it.

Ivy getting pulled on the sled by Darin. She kept saying WEEee!

This is Ivy throwing down her gloves. She was definitely done. Not bad for a cranky 17 month old. I can't blame her for only lasting 15 minutes. It was pretty chilly.
That powdery snow is hard to resist if you have a snowboard lying around and a hill with homemade rails! I haven't been on a snowboard in 2 years and have been chomping at the bit. So I hiked to the top of the hill and with Darin's commentary egging me on I headed down. Not only did I get in some powder turns, but I hit the rail perfect!! I guess snowboarding is like riding a bike. You just never forget. Now I've got to pull out my new board and binding and get all set up. Bluewood here I come!! Darin had to show me up of course on his big boy rail. But thats ok, he is sure hot when he snowboards! (He's hot all the time by the way.) After our little jib session it was back inside to play with Ivy and warm up.We ended the day with an awesome football game and some wassail. I love snow days!

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