Winter Family Fun

29 Dec

For the first part of our holiday celebrations we met my parents and brother in Leavenworth – a perfect Bavarian town in the mountains that looks like it’s straight from a snow globe  It was so beautiful and the best way to kick-start our Christmas holidays!!

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After exploring the town we stopped by a local brewery for a couple beers. . . and everyone got in on the action 🙂

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Finally we headed back to the hotel and took some evening pics by a little fire …IMG_3985 IMG_3986 And this little bunny played with grandma and grandpa . . .IMG_4002 It’s SO hard to be a baby!

The next day we got up to go skiing — grandpa started the day by falling on ice and getting a (minor) concussion, so we had a bit of a slow start because he went to the emergency room to get checked out. Although we definitely worried about him, it was nice to have a slow start to the morning.  We took some pics around the hotel – the snow was so beautiful!!mama and nikita

Finally we got up to the ski hill and we slowly got into the swing of things. I haven’t been skiing for probably 10 years and hubs hasn’t been since childhood and that was on the streets of his Ukrainian town, not a proper ski hill.  It was amazing how quickly we remembered what to do!

Hubs is afraid of heights and he was TERRIFIED of the chair lift. But moments after getting off, he wasn’t lookin’ so bad…086 089 with my baby bro097I didn’t look so bad myself 🙂

We got in a few good runs before they closed for the day–we thought there was going to be night skiing so we were a disappointed to find out it began the next day. Now we’ll have to find the time, money, and a babysitter so we can go again!!

After skiing we headed back home with my family in tow – they spent the next 5 days with us to celebrate Christmas. It was wonderful to just hang out with them and Nikita had an amazing time playing–and learning new things (like walking!!). More soon!


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