We spent our first Christmas in our home and I loved every minute of it. There is something about staying home for the holidays that made it so magical. Every year we travel back east for a couple weeks, and that has always been a good time. But it was so much more magical starting our own family traditions and to not have to haul or skimp on presents due to traveling across the country. It was a total win-win situation and we were so lucky to have some of our family come stay with us this year.
The week was nonstop fun and full of activities. Almost everyday the entire Bird clan would wake up early & go skiing. I stayed home one day with the little ones cleaning etc. wishing I could fast forward to next year when I get to join the fun.
Holland was pretty upset and she even called my mom. She told her that the girls always get “weft” out and she wanted to ski. So we went to the ski shop, got Holland some new skis and boots and I did something I have never done while pregnant, I skied, after squeezing into my ski gear that is 🙂 Never in a million years did I ever think I would, but after being left out for 4 seasons*, I was determined to get out there with my family.
*they were not consecutive seasons
I was very carful and stuck to the magic carpet and bunny hills, we would occasionally go to the base of the mountain to catch a lift, because the kids felt so-o cool on them. We normally have a ski helmet and goggles for Briton, but we could not find them all week. He wore them four-wheeling and we just found them last night, so he too will be sporting a helmet. I, as well, will be joining the helmet crew soon. I am all about safety first. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask 🙂 I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas & have a happy New Year!!!!!