Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lets Hit the Slopes!

Red River, NM.  January Martin Luther King weekend when we had a long weekend was the perfect time for a quick ski trip.  Chris, Tyler and I drove over and left earl on Friday.  Kevin, Amelia, AJ, and friend Alex flew up in the Cozy!  That way the kids didn't leave school until noon on Friday!

 We had 2 cabins!

1 bedroom of the kids cabin!!

 The full kitchen and living room of the cabin!

Kev and I had the efficiency!

The kids cabin from the outside, we are across the parking lot!

 I can live with this view from my porch!  Even though I don't like the cold!

 My front porch! Sit there and watch the skiers!

 Time to get skies and boots or a snow board!  

 This was Alex's first time to go skiing, it was all new to him!

 AJ was excited!!!

 Amelia is getting her boots fitted to her skis!

 Chris, my oldest is happy, he has his snow board!

They got to AJ!!!!

 So many funny hats!!!!  Oh wow! Don't look, but that is my camera shy son, Tyler standing next to Kevin, and he is SMILING!!!!!

Saturday morning, ready to hit the slopes

 NO, I don't ski!  Not after blowing out my knee 16 years ago!

 After a day of skiing and shopping everyone is ready for dinner!

 Amelia and Alex
 At Red River they do a torch parade down the ski slope on Saturday night.  The skiers come down holding flares!  Very talented!

 Tyler came down and turned to spray us with snow and in the process wiped out!!

 Ales, Amelia, AJ, Tyler, Chris, Carrie, Kevin

 At 4 when the slopes close, you can sled for 1 hour!

 Day 2 Alex had lessons on day 1, so now he gets to be with the family on day 2!

 Sleepy Amelia.....

 This must be lunch break!

 Does your family ski?  Where do you go? 


Sweet 16!!!!!

Hello blog-o-sphere friends!! :-)  Where has the time gone?!?  I can't believe it is almost August.  I'm going to try to play catch up.  It will take awhile, bear with me.  It has been an exciting year and busy, thus why I haven't blogged! 

So, on January 4th Amelia, my princess, turned 16!!!  YIKES!  I threw her a SURPRISE sleep over birthday party!  Yep, we got her good!  One of her friends helped me plan it and with technology today we got in touch we several friends.  School didn't start back until the 7th,  and we were so happy that we could have a big ol' celebration!

Amelia has friends that range in age from 12 to 21!!  I know that is quite a range,  unfortunately her boyfriend was out of town and couldn't make the eat/dance part of the festivities but one of her best guy friends did! 

I catered in On The Border for some good eats, some family friends were here and we had a B-L-A-S-T!!

Here are some pics of the evening!

Amelia received a special delivery!  Alex sent her flowers!

AJ and Bailey help me decorate for the party!  Yes, AJ is standing on a step stool on top of the pool table!  NOT my idea, this was Doc's! OI!!!

Taelor and Kelly

Amelia is in a little bit of shock!

 Taelor, Amelia, Bailey, Xavier~ who did not stay for the sleepover!!!!

 Now that's a cake!!!  I told the bakery what the plates looked like that I had purchased and this is what they came up with!  LOVE it!!!!!

 I made cupcakes, Amelia requested them!  She didn't know about the cake!!!  It was icing overload!
I sent food home with whom ever would take it.

 Happy Birthday to.......


 Getting a group picture with Dangling decor is not an easy task!!!!
Xavier, Amelia, MacKenzie, Ashley  back row
Taelor, Elyssa, Bailey, and KJ front row.

Present time!

 Dance Party!!!!!

This cracks me up!  How can Bailey dance and talk on the phone??!

phone pic
 Late night shenanigans!  We played Apples to Apples, the girls did prank calls to freinds, and then just laughed!

phone pic

phone pic

The morning AFTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Crepes, a Funk breakfast favorite!
phone pic
All in all I think Amelia had a great 16th birthday!  Now, I have 2 years to plan for AJ!  Hmmm, what to do for a boy????