every christmas break, we head to oma and opa's in nevada. they live in an awesome house in carson city, amongst the beauty of the sierra nevadas. we're always hopeful for a white christmas. this year was anything but. when we arrived, it was freezing, hitting the single digits at night. by the time we left, they were having record-breaking temperatures in the 60's. and i think they also made a new no-snow record. but, we had such an awesome time there as we always do. so here's a bit more of what our 10 days, with family in nevada, looks like...
seeing lots of deer.
tons of tree climbing.
i can't get enough of sky's dirty rolled up pants.
the older cousins, having some time away together.
meeting and playing with new friends. ryder's the only boy cousin, so it's nice that he got to meet a couple boys, from the neighborhood.
the hill, where they spend hours playing.
quite the duo.
the life of the party.
going on a hike.
it took linus a few days to recover from the hike, but i think he had fun.
someone turned seevn and had a bowling birthday party. we had a blast and definitely plan on bowling as a family more often.
we celebrated his birthday (on his birthday) at home too.
siblings (minus wendy and thomas, who couldn't make it this year).
all of us. i promise oma a group photo every year.
i love that my kids have this time at oma and opa's every year -- time to run, play, explore, climb, hike, camp. and i love it that they're now old enough to spend a few weeks there in the summer too. so many joyful memories being made.