Saturday, February 20, 2010

Palm Springs 2010

Over Presidents Day Weekend our family decided to have a little get away in Palm Springs and go sledding. I know that when most people think Palm Springs they think HOT, but not if you take the Palm Springs Ariel Tram up to the mountain. On the bottom of the mountain the tempurature is high 70's, but the top of the mountain has beautiful, powder snow!

I forgot to pack Meredith's long underwear for under her bibs, so we had to make due with what we had packed: soccer socks, pajama bottoms, and Trevor's long sleeve shirt. She was sure a fashion statement! Here is right after we got off the tram:
Hiking to scout out a good hill. We put the gear on the sled. I am still unable to sled so we brought a chair along for me to sit in. I was the designated photographer. Thank heaven's for the sled to carry our gear!

Meredith after a face plant at the end of the slope!

Madalyn "ate it" at the end of the slope too!

Trevor and Mackenzie:

One cool snowman!

Later that night we had Mexican food for Mackenzie's birthday dinner
The next day we spent doing this:
How lucky were we to go sledding one day and swimming the next. While I was unable to fully participate in either activity we sure had a good time as a family. I look forward to going back when I can actually sled and swim. We stayed at the Westin Villas and the facility was beautiful! The weather was in the low 80's- perfect!

The kids loved the waterslide.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy 14th Birthday Mackenzie Brooke!!

Can you believe this cute little girl..... Has turned into this beautiful 14 year old?!?!
On Feb. 12th we celebrate the birth of our first born daughter. It was a lot of work to get her into the world and even though sometimes we thing her middle name is "drama" she has brought so much joy into our lives!

Not only is she beautiful, she is the perfect first born...leader, responsible, independent, etc. We love her so much and are so proud of the things she has accomplished in her life so far. We know that she will accomplish many great things in the years to come, but for now she gets to enjoy....

Church dances, high school, youth conference, Especially for Youth (in Provo), skyping, and advancing into Mia Maids. May you enjoy this time of your life and remember always that your family loves you and you are a daughter of God!