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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Break fun.


Most people I think, look for sunshine when they pack their bags for a spring break vacation. In our house, we grabbed our bibs, gloves, and hats and hoped for snow. As you can see, we found it. Not that we were snowed in somewhere, but we did find enough snow in Big Bear to have some fun. Here is Alyssa's snowman. She was trying to make it look like her. Like the glasses? Close up farther down the page!

I am not sure why I love this silly hat so much, but man is my little guy is so cute in it.

Not hard to believe she's almost 10 when you look at this picture. Wow, time sure flies.

Matt getting ready to throw a snowball at one of the kids. The camera in my hands kinda gives me a pass on the target part of the snowball fight!

My mountain man, ha ha ha. I swear if my family would cooperate, I'd take pics all day long. Love the beauty in nature shots. Now if I could just photo shop myself in!

My guys.

Love this photo of Matt!

Shocker...me in a pic. Not that I love to be in them, but it is nice to see I was actually there.

Oh, here's Peezie being just like her snowman.

The best dressed snowman on the mountain. Snowy loves my glasses! I almost forgot them on her. Can you imagine?? Honey...I have to back up in the snow to get my glasses off of the snowman! I think that would not have gone over very well. Good thing I am just blind enough to have noticed they were not on my eyes before we left.
After a long day of snow play, we went back to the house and cooked a great pasta meal. Mmmmm, loved the sauce.

What better to drink while cooking a great dish, a great bottle of Cab. Matt & I enjoyed every last sip. We used this super cool bottle opener. Yes, I had to take a picture before we could drink it. My honey tells me I get to buy a SLR camera for my b-day (April 26th...shameless plug)...he sees now just how much I LOVE taking pictures of random things.

Does it get any better than this?

I don't think so!

Evan thought he'd take a break and eat some snow!

A little down hill action for Matt & the girls.

Evan was helpful prepping for breakfast.

The girls played Clue with Daddy.

oh, more snow fun.

Found this cool spot to peek at a little creek. If the family would have been able to stand it, I would have used that green outbuilding for a back drop for some photos.

This picture makes me laugh inside. My hubbs..the footboarder! I guess cervical spinal fusion makes extreme sports, no matter how much you love 'em, seem a little more risky. Matt is not back to doing anything that will even come close to hurting him. We like him healthy!

Hanging out in the village. The kids got a free sample of gilato from the shop a few doors down from the cool hand chairs they just had to sit in. Of course, I had my camera. Matt ...so silly of him said "too bad you don't have your camera".......I opened my purse and got this shot before he knew what was happening. Me, without a camera...NOT!

This one makes me smile. Our first time up to BB I explained to the girls about how people like us are known as "flat landers" and people who live in the mountains are sometimes called "tree huggers". I was simply trying to explain turnouts and mountain driving. Tree huggers are used to the roads, and drive much faster than us "flat landers". They got a kick out of being true "tree huggers" for a second!

We had such a great time. It was, as Brad Paisley says, Time Well Wasted. We really enjoyed not having a schedule, no plan, nothing to do. It was a great way to spend the first part of our break. Thanks to Glenn and Michelle for letting us stay in your amazing cabin. It was such a needed break from life.
Hope ya'll are having a great spring break!
Lauren

2 comments:

Christi said...

Looks like you all had a great time. I won't comment on every picture that was just awesome. My hands would get tired! Love them all!

Lauren Hampton said...

Thanks Christi.