Sam, Heidi and family joined us for New Years eve at the cabin....Happy Day.
On Thursday Heidi and I drove up ahead of the guys. (they would be working until late and we didn't want to wait to try and get things all put together in the dark)
We knew the drive- way up to the cabin would have snow...we just didn't realize how much snow! Let just say it was a little bit crazy for a few minutes.
We ended up calling a snow- plow company to clear our driveway....I dropped Heidi and the kids off at the street below the cabin, they made the climb up to the cabin, then I just drove round and round the circle until the snow plow guy was finished.
(the road right in front of the cabin had about 2 inches of solid ice....so, lets just say it was interesting little drive.)
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
After things calmed down....the kids suited up for snow play. (which makes another fun story/adventure...Heidi drove into town to get snow boots for the kids....she had to deal with another ice/snow driveway at the shop...fun times)
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure!
Love these two pictures that Heidi took.
Carlee and Preston with Bunkie in the back.
Our little bunk house...we call her Bunkie. The bunkie seems so quiet in the snow, wrapped in her Christmas dress.
The back of our lot. (Our Cabin sits on just about an acre)
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” -Lewis Carroll
We prepared the food and set the table....keeping it simple. Soup, pizza and cheese fondue for the evening. New Years Eve was laid back and easy....games, food and more games. (I posted about it on my instagram feed)
Nothing better than a game of Reverse Charades with kids. (Cole is a total crack up when it comes to Charades=)
After a morning of playing in the snow...nothing better than a hot tub!....Notice that crack in the snow....well, we didn't ...let just say it can roll off the roof at speeds faster than humans can move. Good times!
(you would think we would learn....this happened once before in the dark hours of night....with a little bit older group of kids....adventures!)
It was fun to have this family to share the start of the New Year. We loved watching them go up and down the sled run they made on the property...almost a full acre run! We had to drag them in ....hard to see in the dark! (next fun activity....glow stick night run)
Happy New Year!
“I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on,
The windows and the stars illumined, one by one,
The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily,
And the moon rise and turn them silver. I shall see
The springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass;
And when old Winter puts his blank face to the glass,
I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight,
And build me stately palaces by candlelight.”
―Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal