My parents and us went up to Alpental Ski Lodge at Snoqualmie Pass on Christmas Eve to get some family pictures taken. It was the first time we've had new family photos taken in over a year and a half.
Just to show how some of us have grown (and others have gotten smaller, eh hem ME), here's a comparison from Aug 2011 and Dec 2012.
I think this next one is one of my favorites...
The old wooden skis were some that were left in the garage of a house that we rented last year and the owners didn't want them, so we got them. They were so cool and the perfect props for our photos. And the wooden sled we borrowed from some friends - the boys LOVED it. We are now going to have to find one kind of like it.
And then here are some "outtakes"...
Above - we had to make sure the boys had plenty of time to run around (to keep warm) and also get wiggles out. Otherwise we got pictures like this one:
We had warm chili, rolls, cookies and water. Tried to heat up water for hot cocoa but couldn't get the lighter to work, and forgot matches. Whoops.
At this point the boys were pretty much done...
It was a really fun day. Even the part where we tried to drive up an icy hill and my dad's truck (with all of us in it) started sliding backwards at a pretty fast speed. Thank goodness for the "runaway truck ramp" we found. Whew. We were all a bit worried for a bit.
It was a fun adventure for Christmas Eve, and just perfect. Full of warm fuzzies and happy memories for sure :)