Ryan had the week before Christmas off, so we spent ten days in Idaho with his family. It was such a great time. I am going to let the photos do most of the talking as I recap the highlights of the week:
*Sled hill in the backyard! Gordon came home early from work one day and announced that he was going to build a sled hill and a snowman for Noah. Best Grandpa ever!
*Annual trip to the family cabin in Sun Valley! We skiied and snowboarded, played games, ate delicious food, drank hot cocoa, and sat around the fire chatting.
|I love this beautiful town.|
|I bought Noah's ski sweater long before he was born. |
(I bought it the weekend that we met Katie for the first time and found out that Noah was a boy!)
I knew it would be perfect for winter days at the cabin. He looked so cute in it.
|Ryan had a blast snowboarding with his dad, Tanner, and Cole for several days.|
Derek and Alli joined them for one day too. Noah and I stayed at the cabin. Maybe when we go back
in two years we'll get Noah on some skis!
*Sweet Baby Kate! Nate and Ash surprised us by showing up at the cabin with Kate on our last night there, and then they came with us to Pocatello for Christmas. Noah wasn't sure what to think of the little peanut at first, but then he warmed right up to his cousin. I was addicted to her from the first moment I laid eyes on her and held her as much as possible throughout the weekend.
|"Mom, can I touch her?"|
|Christmas Eve cuties!|
*Christmas morning! Is anything better??
*And the best part of the trip??? Noah's bonding time with his aunts and uncles and his wonderful grandparents!! This little boy is so blessed with so many people who love him.
|Ice skating with Uncle Cole|
|Shopping with Aunt Sara|
|Books with Aunt Ashley and Uncle Nate|
|Uncle Derek and Aunt Alli gave Noah an awesome set of toy musical instruments|
(so much cooler than what he got from his parents!).
|After his long day of snowboarding, Uncle Tanner willingly shared his Peanut M&Ms with Noah (after biting them in half). That is true love!|
|Admiring the tree with Grandpa|
|Bedtime stories with Grandma|
Notice the dog and the blanket! :)
|Christmas Eve with the two grandbabies|
It was a Christmas that we will always remember, and we are grateful!