Thursday, January 7, 2010

Family Fun!

In December we hopped on a plane to visit my sister and her family in Washington. For two nights of our visit, my sister had rented a cabin Mt. Hood so we could play in the snow and go snowboarding. We were VERY excited to get up there and on the mountain! Not so exciting was hauling all of our winter gear and snowboards through the airport but we somehow managed and it worked out great. We had a blast while we were up there and here are a few of the many photographs we took!
Tyson was SO excited to ride on an airplane. He almost couldn't contain the excitement. Mental note: Next time, put more kid friendly movies on the ipod for entertainment.
Much to the dismay of his father, Tyson found these princess heels in my niece Kailee's room and came prancing out in them. What kind of mother would I be if I didn't capture this moment?!
On the day we went boarding, we spent a couple of hours tubing at Skibowl's tubing resort. It was a great time and although he wasn't too sure about it at first, Tyson eventually decided he might like it after all.
Not such a fan of the tube here.
Kailee being her usual silly self!
Love these kiddos!
Don't be fooled by the smile on my face. I was clinging to the pole of the ski chair for dear life. The seat was tiny and the chairs swayed so much I thought at any moment I would catapult off!
The lift operator was so cool and laid back! After my sister and Kacee both consecutively crashed off the lift, he came out to make sure they were ok. Then (while the lift's still running) he offers to take a bunch of photos of us. You don't find these guys in Utah!
My absolute favorite waterfall - Multnomah Falls just outside of Portland, OR. We had been to the falls before in the summer when it is green but never in the winter when the water freezes. It's so beautiful here! Cold, but awesome.
Black and white shot of the Falls.
My sister's family: Stephanie, Kacee, Kailee and Tracy
Waiting at the airport for our delayed flight. We were sad to go because we had such a fun trip. I think it will have to become an annual event!


Cynthia said...

I'm so jealous! You visited many of my favorite spots. I love the Inn at Mt. Hood (can't remember the name) that was in the movie "The Shining". I miss all those places! We lived there for a short time (pre-twins) and moved home after the twins were big enough to make the flight (needed my Mommy here in UT to help me with preemie babies). If all of our family weren't HERE, we'd still be THERE!

What a fun trip. I LOVE his super-excited smile, looks like he's gonna burst with happy.

Michelle said...

I love the black and white of the falls. We were just there ourselves last summer driving home from Washington State. Beautiful - good to 'hear' from you~ hope you had a good Christmas.

jenn said...

You've made me add Mt. Hood to our list of possible vacations for this summer. :)

I love the heels on Tyson. Very glamorous, and I absolutely adore that overstuffed chair! I want one!

Grand Pooba said...

That looks like a beautiful place to visit!