Saturday, December 5, 2009


Myla and I had a great time visiting Dad and Cindy in Steamboat for Thanksgiving! We missed Jeff, since he had to stay home for basketball. But, as promised, I took a lot of pictures! The weather was absolutely beautiful and the food & fellowship was even better. The first morning we were there, Dad and Cindy had a gift for Myla. She was mesmerized by the wrapping paper and ribbon. They got her some cold weather gear: fleece pullover, snow pants, mittens, shoes, long johns etc. Thank you Jido and Nona!

It had been snowing the night we arrived and was just gorgeous!

I could not wait to get Myla all bundled up for her first snow adventure!

She loved tubing with cousin Olivia!

Here is a video that captured the fun. More fun for us, really. Myla was slouched down in the tube and Olivia was not all that excited.

Our little snow bunny.

Really trying not to slide down the mountain here.

The next day, Dad and Cindy watched the girls while we all went skiing! It was Opening Day with $20 lift tickets. We discovered that there was only 1 lift open with access to just a few runs, which explains the discounted price. We still had a blast!

Cousin Aaron, Kim, and Clay on the way up!

I didn't really take that many pictures. I was too busy following my sister skiing through trees and deep snow. Needless to say, I fell once and twisted my knee. I was fine though, after Advil and a glass of wine. ;)

That evening, we enjoyed a delicious meal and relaxed while Myla and Olivia provided some entertainment. You just have to watch this video...Myla is trying to eat Olivia, but in the end, Olivia is too quick!

The next day was Thanksgiving. I decided to take Myla out in the snow again since she was such a fan the first time.

Myla hanging out on Jido and Nona's Bed

I love this picture. ;)

Myla and Mommy
We miss you Daddy!

The next morning, we said our goodbyes as it was time to head back to Texas. Although it was a short trip it was so worth the time spent with family. We love you! I am so thankful for our family, our health, our jobs, our happiness, and our Lord and Savior. This time of the year is a good time for us all to be reminded of how truly blessed we are.


  1. OMG! Those videos were hilarious!!! Dylan and I were laughing so hard!

  2. Ha! I love the video - both girls are adorable!