We went up to the snow on Friday! It was so pretty up there, and I must have snapped about 200 pictures. Don't worry...I didn't post them all.
Aria didn't quite know what to make of the snow at first. The last time she was in the snow was back in 2010, and so of course she doesn't remember it.
Mommy pulling Aria in the sled
A.J. getting a snowball ready
Kid group shot! I love this photo.
and THAT was our Friday.
And then the next day... we woke up early and went somewhere else.
Somewhere that is the complete opposite of snow.
Here's a photo for a clue:
Did you guess the desert?
If you did...you are right!
We packed up our dirt bikes and all our gear, jumped into the motorhome and took off to join a few friends in our local desert.
This is my husband's favorite place to go on vacation.
He loves the desert, and he loves dirt bike riding.
Rich on his dirt bike, with A.J. in the background!
My husband...thinks he's still in his 20's. I like that about him!
Little Andrew on his "bert bike" ~ he still can't say "dirt bike" correctly!
A.J. just gets better and better on his bike. Here he is jumping.
Aria was content just chill'n in her chair
This is what I did about 85% of the time
It's no secret that camping isn't MY favorite thing to do ~ I'd rather be in a 5-star hotel, relaxing poolside. But still I go on these camping trips because it makes good family memories. And Rich and I have an agreement that IF we go on a dirt biking weekend, camping out in the middle of no where, then I get to chill with my Kindle at least 85% of the time. I don't cook the meals while we are there, but I do the clean-up. This little arrangement has worked for us for the past 19 years. I don't see it changing any time soon!
Rich enjoys cooking for us ~ which is a very good thing, because if it was left up to me, we'd all be eating peanut butter & jelly sandwiches all weekend long!
Rich took Aria for a quick burst every now and then!
Alex relaxing after a hard ride!
In this photo, Aria refused to turn around. She can be so stubborn.
This is the best family shot we could get ~ Aria just wouldn't cooperate!
You'll notice that our older three were not with us this weekend. I hate that when they get older they either have to work or make other plans with friends. I always miss them when they are not with us on these trips. I think "growing up" is harder on the mommy than it is on the child!