Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A change of scenery

Aside from Jackson's birthday, January is usually not my favorite of months. Sometimes it starts feeling a little "Groundhog Day"ish. Here in Utah we haven't had much of a winter so far and we were missing the snow! Jackson asks if we can go to the cabin on almost a daily basis, and ready for a change of scenery, we made the trip.

We wanted snow, and snow we got!

It snowed all of Saturday and made for some good sledding (after my dad and Sean got the cars unstuck). Jackson loved being pulled behind the car and even my mom got in on the action!

We took one slow trip around the block for Bode (Jackson is hiding in the middle)

Sunday morning we woke up to one of the brightest blue skies I have ever seen. It was SO pretty.

The trip was really relaxing. It was a nice feeling to be away from everything for a few days and not have the everyday menial things like laundry and grocery shopping to worry about. I got in a lot of reading, pinball, and family time. I was worried when Jackson started the trip out with pinkeye, but thankfully it cleared up fast.

We stopped by to see my grandma before heading home on Monday. We always enjoy our time with her. I don't have many recent pictures with her, so I asked Sean to take a few.

When we got home I was surprised to have a package waiting for me from my good friend Taryn. She sent me an early birthday present and had crocheted these awesome hats for the boys!

Aren't they adorable?! I LOVE them, and so do they. I love having talented friends :)

I am throwing in this random picture of the boys playing because I think it's cute!


Grant and Taryn Layton said...

Yeah! I love the cabin...so many good memories :) The snow really is beautiful (makes the cold tolerable!) And yes, they do look SO cute in their hats.

Sylvia said...

Fantastic Hats! Good job, Taryn! Love the photos with your grandma, so sweet.

Keisha said...

Island Park looks amazing. Nothing better than being disconnected from everything for a couple of days. I'm loving those little monkey hats.