Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Weekend Away...

We packed our suitcases and headed off on a little last minute adventure this weekend.  And by last minute, I mean we booked a room Saturday morning and left Saturday afternoon.  Yup, that's what we call living on the edge, folks! WITH two kids, mind you.  I know we're crazy like that.  Lucky for us my parents are WorldMark owners, which means we get the extra perks as well! We were able to get a suite at Eagle Crest for $40 per night.  Win-win in our book! I had checked Friday afternoon and nothing was available, but when I looked again Saturday morning there was a cancelation and we were able to get two nights in a row.  It was just what we needed in life and a generally a vacation in January doesn't really exist for basketball coaches (or their families)...  

And an even better WIN was the sunshine we experienced!!!  It wasn't smokin' hot (48 degrees) and we didn't float in a lazy river in 80 degree weather, but we soaked in the rays, nonetheless, and played freeze tag on the playground, went for walks, drank yummy coffee, ate lunch outside and attempted to keep this ca-razy 17 month old's head above water in the kiddie pool so he wouldn't drown! No joke.  And no, there's no evidence of this or he would probably be laying on the bottom of the pool.  This kid is fearLESS! 

All kidding aside though, I had a dream the first night we were there that both my kids drowned and I realized the next day that it was a horrible foretelling of just how fearless Emmitt is.  He had to of drank almost 16 oz of pool water over the weekend (three trips to the pool) and was constantly pulling away and dunking his head completely under water (on purpose and on accident) and every time he'd come up coughing with a giant grin on his face.  We tried putting a life jacket on him and he freaked out because he couldn't stand up... it was way too relaxing, and we tried putting him in a baby floaty, which resulted in another huge fit - being contained is not his style.  Hopefully he'll be learning how to swim ASAP as he gets older and I will definitely be earning my share of gray hairs over the next few years...or decades... Please, say a prayer!!!

Alright, but really, other than the pool experiences our weekend was wonderfully relaxing!!! Matt's parents came over for dinner on Sunday night (they live in Bend). We slept in (because 7:30 is sleeping in when you have kids), took a huge family nap and enjoyed the sunshine.  

Did I mention it was super sunny?

Fellow valley-ites, what is with this fog crap, anyway?!?!  

Hey Mom, I'm a little too cool for pictures, so snap it fast...

Madi's new best friends! Remember these, Kari? See this post for pictures of Madi the last time we were at EC!

She's totally crazy!!

I could go on and on and on about Madelyn's "picture" faces.  Let's just say she definitely inherited her lack of picture taking skills from me... But, seriously, I just couldn't resist this face!!!

Emmitt, on the other hand, is like a sweet little angel-baby in pictures and then a crazy-little-monster boy in real life! Aw, I just love my kiddos!

He gives me this look way too much! 

Here's the eyes and the sweatshirt, Ramie! =) Love it!!!

Thank you Eagle Crest, you were just what we needed.  We came home in time for Matt to go to practice on Monday afternoon and not 5 miles before we hit Stayton, the sun disappeared, the temperature dropped almost 15 degrees and we were suddenly thrown into a solid gloom of icicles.  It's been much easier to enjoy this frosty day after escaping to some sunshine for the weekend!!!

Bring it on January!!!


  1. Looks like SO much fun! Fog crap? Yes, we are so very tired of it around here! I would rather have the rain, and that's saying a lot!

  2. All of it sounds WONDERFUL. Well, except for near drownings, of course. (Cooper is like that in the bathtub...she likes to stick her face in and blow bubbles but often ends up inhaling a bunch of water and doing some serious choking and spluttering.) Love the sweatshirts. :)

    I'm glad you were able to get away and have such a great time. I'm inspired... :)