Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

We just got back from a wonderful trip to Mammoth.  The weather couldn't have been any better and I am enjoying going there much more now that the boys are getting older!  (Of course it helps to have two sets of grandparents around to help out with the babysitting too!!)  I think we fit in everything that we wanted to into this past week, including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, tubing, playing in the snow, playing board games, and even a little bit of reading and relaxing.  
A very nice way to bring an end to 2008 and welcome 2009.  

Kevin LOVED the snow and would have stayed out all day, every day if we let him!

Cross-country skiing was beautiful and great exercise.  Matt and I did the Lake Mary loop.  Some others were skiing across the lake....

Kevin getting ready to sled down a hill behind the house.
Zach liked his new batman hat that Santa brought.
Zachie scraped up his nose tubing down a huge hill.  He was such a trooper and was not done tubing after that.....we just had him go down with Uncle Matt the next time. (Hopefully more tubing pictures to follow....)
Kevin's snowman!
The beginning of Zach's "giant snowball".


Serenity NOW said...

Oh my gosh the boy's look so grown up in these pics. What a wonderful winter wonderland you all had. You had the best of the best weather and it sounds like you were able to do everything snow related that you wanted to do. Heard about Zach's tumble down the hill but so glad that he is o.k. and got back on the horse and went down again!! I think the boy's are going to be loving the snow even more as they grow older. The pictures were great. Glad you were all able to have some much needed down time after Christmas and enjoy the beauty of winter in Mammoth. Wish we could have joined you. Love to all, Susan

namie said...

Loved the pictures. Thank you for sending them. Happy New Year.
Hope we see you soon. Love, Namie

Grandma Dee said...

The pix are just darling and the boys were even more fun than the pix, if possible. I loved being able to read with them, play board games, go in the snow and just sit hugging them and having them sit in my lap. Kevin was so cute when he and Zach chose a puppy toy to give to Indy each day. She already misses them, but is sleeping alot after two walks today. I never had so much fun playing War, Go Fish, Shrek Monopoly, Taboo, and Apples to Apples. The rest of us were clueless when Garrett and Matt played the Godfather Trivia game.
What an incredible way to bring in the New Year. Love, Grandma Dee

Sandy said...

Awesome trip, the snow looks great. Wish we had been there. Sandy and Joe

Paula said...

"Papa" and I have so many good memories of our time with you all in Mammoth!
We especially had fun with the little guys...going on walks, helping them build snowmen, inner-tubing with them (the best!), riding the gondola, having hot chocolate together, playing "Zach chess" and Kevin pictionary and simply enjoying those two lovable little boys!
Didn't we have the best weather?!
Love, Paula

Save your Fork said...

Tasha, I am SO jealous and wish I could have been there with you. Oh, how I long to go skiing!!!!
Love ya!