January 11, 2017


i know a lot of us out there are like...hey snow. you can stop now. for real. 

but for us? it just hasn't affected our family the way it has others. we don't have kids in school. we don't live in the city so any sort of plowed road is a luxury. i'm ALWAYS stocked up on food because we live so damn far away (nearly a 40 minute drive to the nearest grocery store). oh...and my farmer grew up in a different small town where it was the regular to have snow dumped on them...like feet and feet and feet. he used to go out with his buddies and try to get stuck in the snow. (#smalltownliving) so...he's basically the best snow / ice driver ever.

what i'm saying is this - snow...keep on coming! our idaho mountains haven't seen snow like this in a long while, and it's such a treat.

we left the sloppy farm roads two days ago and headed up the mccall. we got sawyer on her very first set of skis and she did great! russell had kaye with the backpack / leash and i just skied with sawyer between my legs. the very best part? neither girl wanted to stop...until after our fifth run sawyer informed me her little fingers were cold. and they were...since she insists on only wearing her fleece mittens...not the new hestra mittens we got her for christmas.

and kaye - our sweet girl. after skiing she informed my farmer and me that she wanted to go skiing again, but this time without the backpack. and honestly...this sends my heart right into nervous palpitations and i want to say no...but in all honesty, she's ready. and sawyer's probably ready for the backpack. oh mercy.

so we're going to have another few runs today and finish with some delicious hot cocoa...and not go out again after lunch...because that was our one mistake yesterday. we did the one thing we knew we weren't supposed to do - one more run.

always stop skiing when your children are happy. don't talk them into going on the big chair and then we'll be done. ummm...lesson re-learned.
skiing to the other lift...when we should have stopped.


  1. We had the best time on our ski trip! I saw so many parents with the backpack and I was blown away...I definitely am not that great of a skier! haha

  2. Skiing with kids terrifies the crap out of me! I think it's because I was raised in Georgia where we don't have snow, so I never have gotten super comfortable on skis myself. I used to get so mad seeing all these tiny kids whizzing by me on their skis. I mean, jeez!!

  3. How fun! I want to get the kids on the slopes, but need them to be able to be in ski school without us there, since we don't know how to ski, only snowboard. We thought skiing would be easier to learn so we need someone else to teach them. So fun for you guys though!

  4. I love that you guys take the girls skiing, that is awesome. They are gonna be Olympians since they are starting off so young. Ha!

  5. Where do you guys ski over there? We hit up Sun Valley last season and it was great. My hubby loves Schweitzer and Silver Mtn as well but we haven't been there in years.

  6. Props to you momma! I'm a terrible skier so I am blown away by your skills! Way to go.


  7. Great pics. Looks like you had lots of snowy fun.

  8. That looks like SO MUCH FUN! I'm dying to take my family skiing. It's just so far from NW Florida!
    Waltz Me To Heaven

  9. please tell me how you get her to wear mittens period. emerson rips them off as soon as we get outside

  10. Aww, this looks like such a fun day!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes


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