February 17, 2014

a weekend with my valentine(s)

friends…do you ever have those days when your chest feels full…like maybe it's a little hard to breathe?

not from anxiety, but from pure happiness? 

that's how this valentine weekend was for this farmer's wife. 

my little girl and my farmer…i cannot get enough of them. 

i'm a little more than a little obsessed. and i don't think it's a problem. (maybe when kaye gets older…but for now…i'm obsessed.)

even when she cries for every picture ever.

this time i thought i'd outsmart her with two animal crackers.

she outsmarted the smart, evidently. 

in this family…we don't believe in crying (lie) so we loaded up our turtle and hit the road for the ski mountain…we FINALLY have snow. 

and when there's snow, you find some hipster glasses and take duck-face pictures. 

farmer and i have been tossing around whether or not it was a good idea to set our little gal on skis this year. 

i mean…they say "if they can walk, they can ski." plus, turtle is athletically gifted (i just know it).

we couldn't do it,  but can you imagine the amazing pictures that would have provided me? plus it would have been the most adorable blog post…a 15 month old on skis. i swoon. 

so instead farmer and i got on skis and our gal jumped in the backpack. 

i'm not sure if it was the snow in her face as we skied down  or the wind or just the new sensation…but she kind of whimpered. not such a fan this day. we'll try again, i'm sure. 

for being the best little gal on the mountain we decided to grab some lunch.

there isn't a corndog our turtle has met she hasn't liked. big fan.

farmer and i lucked out after lunch and farmer's mom was able to snatch kaye away for some play time while we snuck off for a few runs. 

 even through the sleet, we had a great time.

and those skis farmer got me for christmas? they are absolutely dreamy.

happy monday. i wish i was skiing. 


  1. Looks like true Idaho skiing weather! Was that at Soldier?My sister just got my niece up on skis for the first time at Sun Valley this weekend. I swoon at how cute she is in those little tiny boots!

  2. Your family is adorable! I've never been skiing but am hoping to give it a try now that we live close to a ski hill in Wisconsin. Glad you had a great Valentine's Day!

  3. You have the cutest family ever! :)

  4. What a fun weekend you guys had!
    And Kaye with her foot up on the table? Such a diva! ;) love it!

  5. Awwww how adorable?! It looks like you had an AMAZING weekend you lucky thing :-)
    Missy xx

  6. what a great weekend!! you seem like you have such a great family!

  7. Sound like so much fun! I grew up skiing in Tahoe and am struggling in Chicago because we have the snow but no mountains!

  8. I laughed out loud at the pic where Kaye is putting her foot on the table. One of those things..not overly funny that just tickles your fancy like you're insane.

  9. Love this! So would you believe it if I said I've NEVER been skiing? You guys make it look so fun, but I just can't figure out what is so fun about it. I would just rather be in the lodge drinking hot toddies (there is a lodge, right?)

    And K is adorable! Glad my kid isn't the only one who won't pose for a good pic. I mean don't they know we need material for the blog? Sheesh. She and I would get along. I too love corndogs...and putting my foot up on the table during dinner. We could be besties...

  10. I for one would enjoy a post full of pictures of Kaye on skis!!

  11. I never tire of the "chest full" feeling! You described it perfectly :)

  12. What a fun weekend! I bet Kaye would be the cutest ever on little baby skis! The hubby would love to live that close to a ski mountain, but well, Houston is Houston...

  13. Looks like a great weekend. I fully agree if she can walk she can ski :) Please send some of that snow to Tahoe!

  14. oh man, looks like a fabulous weekend! so jealous that you live so close to skiing...SW Missouri doesn't give us much opportunity to ski and I definitely have the bug!

  15. Looks like a fun weekend! My son loves corndogs too :D He always wants one wherever we go.


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