Thursday, January 26, 2012


this winter has wild weather patterns. snowy one day, then rainy the next. therefore when there is snow on the ground, we better be participating in some wintertime activities. and sunday we did!

this pic stirs something in my heart about the man i married. perhaps it is his protective eye watching his boys proudly, maybe his stance, ready to equip those darlings for fun. oh, love!

inspired by the knowledge of another warm front coming sunday evening, we knew we had to take drastic action and fully enjoy the white stuff while it lasted. so, we went sledding at my grandparents house.

allow me to please better explain the hill down which we sent our precious and cherished children. this hill is huge. and steep. and ends in a creek. as a child, i took many risky rides down that hill and the adrenaline and fear came rushing back when we arrived on sunday. one particularly fateful day, my grandpa and dad went down together on a toboggan. this ended in my grandpa's glasses and face breaking. this is a serious hill.

baby blue remained on flat areas pulled slowly by her enthusiastic mama. cupcake is not in love with this adventure. but she looks good trying.

so, we had a small window of opportunity in which to take advantage of this amazing activity as ayla jo needs her naps and the rain was on its way. therefore, we left the house right about lunchtime and determined that we needed a little sustenance to provide the energy required for climbing back upt that monsterish hill. so we settled on burger king in the veen. gourmet. classy. that is just our style people.

after several sleds, we had some company. wild turkeys.

brad and max had front row seats to this cool spectacle. thanks for the cool surprise jesus!

so daunting was the hill, and the climb up, that we eventually resorted to sledding down the deck.

quite sure these two can make an adventure out of anything including sleds.

this was actually a super fun idea. brad and i had to stand guard at the bottom so as not to lose a child down the hill solo.

what a daddy, willing to make the ultimate sacrfice.

look at that face, bring it on.

ayla jo did not have the benefit of trompsing up and down that hill on her own. any movement at all in that snow required parental assistance. so i snuggled her in my sling and got a workout of a lifetime by hefting her to and fro. this is the point during which we knew we were done. still cute, just done.

what a memorable first downhill sledding experience for one and all! so grateful for the protection god blessed us with during this outing. my grandma admitted she was thankful to be in florida so as not to have to witness the shenanigans of the meiste sledding experience.

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