We got to spend the weekend with most of my family in Leavenworth. It was so fun, but very cold. It hovered between 1-9 degrees the whole time we were there. We tried to have fun outside, but basically ran from building to building the whole time. The place we go is called the Sleeping Lady, and it has a bunch of little cabins, some lodges to hang out in, and then the most delicious food imaginable. We went last year with Luke and Lindsay, and talked more people into coming this year. It's so fun to go and be away with family and enjoy the snow.
Here are some shots from our little cabin. Emma was obsessed with the ladder to the loft and climbed up there as many chances as she had (under adult supervision). Then Shane started to tell her that there were bugs up there, so she'd be a little more hesitant to climb up. Jake & AJ roomed with us, and it was so fun. They were very patient with our little miss attitude. :) Emma is reading Shane's "Dracula" book here. For the most part, she slept really well and even ate pretty well. She's such a picky eater, I was relieved she enjoyed the food.
We took Emma's little sled and went and found a mini-hill on the resort's property, where she got to sled. She did a great job, and pulled/pushed the sled back up the hill all by herself. She had fun being dragged around in her "snow stroller". It was so COLD! I spent most of the weekend looking like this! Not the most fashion conscious, but it kept me warm!
Tom & Jamie, and Pete & Becca couldn't make it, but everybody else was there!
We then spent some time in downtown Leavenworth. It's this cute little town in the middle of the mountains, that looks like a Bavarian village. There's a little sledding hill for the kids, and then a million shops and yummy restaurants where you can eat all kinds of German food. At lunch we had everything from burgers, to schnitzel and bratwursts. Yum-O!
The rest of the time was spent eating yummy food, relaxing, playing in the snow, and enjoying each others company. Overall a fantastic weekend! We almost got stuck there due to a storm, which honestly, I wouldn't have minded too much. I feel relaxed and ready for Christmas to come!