we were really hoping for snow and had all of the kids' snow gear and skis at the ready. but it didn't work out. no rain and warmer than usual weather meant there would be no snow this time.
our days of skiing and snowball fights turned into quad riding, reading and game playing. bobby took the kids to a track in town that was perfect for riding the quads. the kids had a blast and got pretty confident on their bikes.
even sofia took a few turns around the area. she looked adorable, and well protected, on her little bike.
at night we had dinner and played games.
normally we head back home and ring in the new year with friends or family. this year we decided to spend new year's eve in kernville and go home in the morning on jordan's birthday.
|photo from midnight|
monday was our last day of vacation. we let the kids choose what they wanted to do. lots of kinect playing (the disneyland adventure game is really fun), doll playing, rose parade watching, putting christmas away. i knew that getting them back to school would be rough and we wanted to enjoy our last vacation day together.
this year i am hoping to slow things down a bit. with a large family it seems like there is always something going on. and we love to be a part of it. hopefully we can find the balance of participating and taking some time to ourselves. that will make for a very happy year.