Monday, January 25, 2010

the weather

last week it rained. and rained. and rained.
it was pretty amazing.
there is nothing like a good three days straight of raining in arizona.
it rained so much that i think we already surpassed our rain totals for the whole year of 2009.
its going to be a good year.

jack and ava appropriately requested some hot chocolate to go along with their rainy week.
its not very often that we get to enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate living in arizona.
but this week was a little taste of winter.

and to top it off, we even had tornado warnings.
i don't even think us zonans even know what a tornado is.
perhaps its lots of wind that blows all of the trees down on your street and scares your babysitter so much that she cancels on you right before you head out the door to hit a temple session on ward temple night.

that satan works in mysterious ways.
but we showed him and still managed to scrounge up a babysitter in seconds and drive through pouring rain and large gusts of winds to make it all happen.

however, we sure are enjoying the weather.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

ava the sailorman

ava has been eating her vegetables.

and she has the muscles to prove it.

too bad she got duped by her parents into thinking that it is vegetables
that builds muscles rather than meat.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

a winter wonderland

durango, colorado 2009-2010

(the snowy roads of colorado)

we had an exciting road trip up to the mountains of southern colorado with my family.
we were driving great through arizona and new mexico, but then as soon as we entered colorado a massive snow storm hit and sent us sliding all over the place.
we were stranded on the side of the road for over an hour and eventually said a little prayer for help and were able to make it back to a nearby town were we spent the night.
the next day, still snowing, we cautiously drove up the mountain again and were able to find snow chains when we got into durango.
this allowed us to make it up the rest of the way to durango mountain ski resort.
i am soooo glad i don't live in the snow.

or at least that i don't have to drive in it.....

we arrived.

jack and ava couldn't wait to play in the newly fallen snow.
ava the "snowmaid".

we rung in the new year.
happy 2010!
jack was all geared up for ski school. 20 layers later.
ava and kayda.
the next couple of days were crisp and clear.
jack loved ski school.
his instructor said he was fearless and that he couldn't stop calling him "coach".
eden seemed to enjoy the white stuff as well.
minus almost dying on the icy roads, it was one unforgettable trip.
at least next time we will be prepared ;)