More Colorado Video

These belong on the first snow day, but I forgot to post links…
Selah’s first sledding run with Emeree: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chrKUMKbobg

Asher tells me about the snowmobile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUy1SUyMFWg

And Jesse had some pretty sweet pictures of the first day on his phone to add:

   The kids getting a special cockpit your from the pilot on the way there:
 
Snow angels!!

   
    
  For not being snow kids, they were pretty comfortable: 
This was within minutes of going outside – their first attempts at snow angels. 

Asher: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrEhhPjKgMA

And Selah (with direction from Hannah): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQPKUDOGs78

And a gorgeous sunset to end the day:

  Oh, and proof Jesse and I were there too – enjoying (yes, I mean it!) the cold!
  

Day 2

  Having your personal travel guides each day of our trip was pretty amazing – were lucky they didn’t give up on our tired kids and cranky adults…or is that tired adults and cranky kids?  Either way, day two was spent running around Colorado Springs which is pretty awesome too.

We took the kids and walked/drove a bit around Garden of the Gods – which was gorgeous.  An attempt to take a family picture with everyone looking in the same general direction with a relatively normal smile resulted in about two dozen ‘almost good’ pictures.  Here’s the best of the bunch:

   
   
(At least the scenery is nice!).  The kids had fun, and attempted to ‘sled’ in any little patch of snow we ran across (indicating the success experienced the first snow day!). 

   
    
    
 It was also our last day with Hannah, which for Selah was so bittersweet.  She’s been looking forward to that trip for months – not caring much about snow or Colorado – but pining to see her favorite friend.  Luckily they slipped in a sweet little ‘date’ with Magic Town (a sort of ‘seek & find’ art gallery/museum-ish place) and some Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory dessert.

   

  

  

  

 Just like every day there, couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day or people to spend it with.  I’ll sound like a broken record, but we’re so thankful and don’t take a single blessing for granted.   

  

  

 More snow coming up!

   

First First Snow

I’m pretty sure my kids had THE best possible first snow experience. 

   They had never so much as held an ice cube probably, and so Colorado pretty blew their minds because not only was there SNOW, but there was Hannah and the rest of the amazing Jacobson clan.  Even hanging with their bunch would have been a blast, but Ms. Kelly (aka Hannah’s Mom) had multiple tricks up her sleeve and planned the absolute best possible week we could have imagined.  The hospitality was out of this world and we are grateful they are part of our ‘chosen family’!  Lucky us!  😉❤️ 
    
 First up was a trip to a cabin with their family in Fairplay.  Not only was there killer views on the way AND snow, but there were the bonus elements of snowmobiles, sledding, and kiddos around Selah’s age.  

   
    
   I’m not going to lie, I was worried about the snow clothing situation.  Not only about the warmth part of it, but also getting and keeping it on the kids who I can barely get to wear pants and close toed shoes on school days.  Kelly thankfully outfitted our kids and to my surprise, it all worked out more perfect than we could have imagined.  Plus, they were adorable!  I mean, those little bundles of huggable puffy jacket cuteness were too much.  It completely changed my view on cold climates, I’ll tell you that much!
   
    
   And Sey, my social butterfly made fast friends with Emeree (I could be spelling that completely wrong), Hannah’s goddaughter.
  My favorite line of Selah’s was, ‘Mom, Hannah is like my fairy godmother, too, right?’.  Can’t beat that sweetness.  Or our very first snow experience.  And more to come! ⛄️