Annual Family trip to the snow cabin

In February, we took the annual trip to my sister-in-law’s cabin up in the Sierra Mountains. Like every year, we had a blast. But this year, we had a houseful! My oldest brother, Dean came with his wife Christina and their girls Katie and Jojo. Kim and his wife Lisa, along with ALL their kids – Taryn, Sarah, Paige, and Alec were there. My parents, and Dave and I. That made for 14 people!! Taryn, Dave and I slept in “Siberia” – the room off the garage which is located below the main level, so it was freezing cold. Everyone else slept in three rooms upstairs.

The stairs are always a hit with the kids – they hang off the banister like monkeys. We got this great picture of the whole gang. Like the Brady Bunch, they tell me? I don’t know. I’m too young to have watched that show. 🙂

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Amidst all the excitement, we also celebrated Jojo’s 5th birthday. We had a pinata in the garage, presents, and one of Christina’s famous cakes. All presents were some shade of pink or purple, and there was a lot of Barbie stuff! All the adults ate dinner before the kids and when we all raised our glasses of wine for a toast, I announced that Dave and I were going to have a baby! It was a surprise for some and we all got a laugh at me holding a BIG glass of wine as a newly pregnant woman.

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When we arrived at the cabin on Saturday, it was as warm, dry and bare as the desert. On Sunday morning, we awoke to

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several inches of freshly fallen snow, and it was still coming down. Nearby the cabin is a sledding hill. We made a thousand trips up and down the hill, on sleds, inntertubes, and tobogans. It was great fun. Even Alec took a few runs down the hill right in his snow suit (pictured right).

We look forward to next year!

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