First Snowfall

January 29, 2014 in Winter Activities - 3 Comments

Our first snowfall was well over a month ago. We got dumped on in December and have hardly seen any snow in January. I’m not complaining one bit. Snow is not exactly my favorite. But somehow, when those first flurries begin to appear at the beginning of each winter, the…

Ice Castles

January 20, 2014 in Winter Activities - 3 Comments

It has been three years since the ice castles were built in one of our favorite little towns in the mountains. The structures originated at a nearby resort and became so popular that they expanded to many more locations across the US. We were so happy when we heard they…

The Polar Express

We kicked off the weekend before Christmas by riding on the Polar Express. It’s a real train that takes passengers through the mountains and during the Christmas season, transforms into a Christmas wonderland, complete with hot chocolate, elves, cookies, and the jolly old man himself. All of Troy’s family came…

Beach and Snow

Today was “Beach Day” at Blake’s school. Of course, it snowed for about the third time this winter just in time for Beach Day. That didn’t stop Blake from treading through the snow in his flip-flops. Who ever said that snowballs and Beach Day couldn’t mix?