Monday, February 23, 2009

Cabin Highs

Last weekend we went up to Flagstaff with Brandon's family since it was a 3 day weekend. WE stayed in this beautiful log cabin on a hill top. We didn't get to Flagstaff until about 8:30 on Friday night and we finally found the cabin which was up on the hill, in the woods. The only reason we found it was because there was a little track of footprints leading up the hill so we knew that was it (the neighbor had unlocked the door and turned on the electricity for us earlier that day.) It was an adventure getting all our stuff; clothes, food, snowboards, sleds, etc, up that hill. Jackson was a little scared and a little cold. He just held onto me really tight until we made it to the top.

Once we got in it was AWESOME! The cabin was fully furnished with 4 bedrooms (9 beds in total including 4 king beds), 2 TVs, a fully functioning kitchen, hot plates on the ground so your feet stay warm, and completely child proof. They also had tons of toys for Jack to play with and a rope swing in the middle of the living room for all the big kids. We spent the weekend sleding, drinking hot chocolate, watching movies, and playing games. Then on Monday Brandon, Cameron, Miss, and I went snowboarding for the day. It was so much fun teaching Brandon's sister and brother how to snowboard and since they took a free lesson we got to spend some time alone on the slopes as well. I haven't been boarding in like 4 years so it was nice to see the snow and get out in the fresh air. Jackson spent the day with Grandma and Grandpa and apparently he slept most of the time we were gone. I think that is probably best because he wasn't too keen on the snow. It didn't help that his snow suit zipper totally broke when we were sleding so we had to wrap him up in scarves and hats. He is an Arizona baby and the snow just wasn't his favorite. In fact when we went sleding about 1/2 way through I was standing up watching everyone and holding him when suddenly I looked down and he was snoozing in his suit. That kid can fall asleep anywhere.

Here are a few pictures from the trip. It was a great short vacation and I hope we make it an annual thing.


Shelby and Ted said...

Sounds like you had a super fun time. You have one fun family Jess! Love ya.

Ashley Hall said...

I looks like you had so much fun. I'm so glad. I had no idea you were pregnant! That's soo exciting Jess. I can't believe that I haven't even met Jaxon yet and you are having another one. We really need to get together sometime soon.