Saturday, December 22, 2007

We Rode in A Wonderland Of Snow...

I love snow. I will look out my front window and watch it fall for hours. I think it is so beautiful....but really, I don't look forward to going outside into the cold. (with the exception of skiing) So when my family decided to go to Hardware ranch this morning, I wasn't that excited.



The Elk


The thought of getting bundled up into a million layers of clothes and STILL freezing didn't excite me, and that long drive didn't sound grand either. But, everyone wanted to go, and I didn't want the girls to miss out...so off we were.


Sienna trying to get her Shades on...

She got them...This is my favoirte Sienna smile. Isn't she a doll?



Princess Adyson



It turned out to be such a fun experience. The girls were so excited to be outside playing in the snow, and they loved the sleigh ride. Sienna loved to see the animals and just grinned the whole time. Sweet Adyson just wanted to pet the beautiful horses that pulled us. It was such a fun Christmas thing to do. I hope we make it an annual thing...but once a year is still enough for me!




Trav and I, don't look to close...I'm make-upless!

Our Family...don't worry...we haven't gained 'that' much wieght,

we have about a million layers on!


I have started getting butterflies in anticipation of Christmas. I'm like a friggin' kid. I stay awake at night thinking of it and picturing it in my head. I think my favorite part of Christmas is after the kids go to bed on Christmas Eve. I love the sneaking, wrapping, crazy night. When it is all over, I just lay there waiting for morning. I usually start to stir at like 5 and will probably wake Trav up by 6. (I'm really going to 'try' to hold out till 8 this year!) Christmas feels like a great distraction this year. We have decided NO cancer talk on Christmas! I will have to say that through all of this we have really SEEN the Christmas Spirit through so many acts of kindness. What is your favorite part of Christmas?

I'm loving actually having somewhere to hang my stockings this year!


8 comments:

Shelly and her boys said...

I'm totally with you on the snow. I like to see it out the window but hating being in it, especially driving. Holy cow that is a lot of elk, and the girls just look like little snow bunnies. I look forward to Christmas Eve night as well, I know I won't be able to sleep!

Morrell's said...

I love Sienna's big bright smile! What dolls they are! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Melissa said...

fun fun! Where is hardware ranch?

Michelle said...

How much fun. Wish we could have went. The girls look so cute. Cant wait for Christmas Eve.

Cynthia said...

Hi - I went to high school with your husband and just heard about your latest medical discoveries. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your daughters are so cute - It makes me excited as our first daughter should join us next month. Have a very Merry Christmas! Cynthia (Zollinger) Platt

Matt & Jill said...

I love your family sign. Did you make it? We are always thinking of you guys and hope you have a great Christmas!

Bre said...

I think it sounds like a great tradition! Besides the cold as well. Steves family loves to go to there and see the elk, this year they planned to go there for the "Boren" Christmas party but it wasnt open in time. We had our Party a little too early. I was not too disappointed to be quite honest but now seeing your pictures I think the kids would have loved it. Maybe next year.

Amy Johnson said...

It was definatly cold, but I think the kids had a ball! I would love to make it a tradition! :)