Sunday, February 17, 2008

What the...?

We found this in our mailbox the other day, and it left us quite puzzled. Pictured is exactly how it came--on a half sheet of white paper, blank on the other side, with the first side having a semi-copied section of what we can make out as a section of BYU Magazine. Notice how it says "fees due 50 cents" at the top and "Penalty for private use to avoid payment of postage, $300" next to it. 50 cents to who? For what? This is literally what we have, and we have no clue as to what it is and what we're supposed to do with it. Any ideas? We honestly can't even conjure up a though of what it could be.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Our Weekend in Tahoe

Aaron and I have been feeling like we just needed to get away and we thought "What better place than Tahoe?" My great aunt has a cabin there and she kindly let us use it for the weekend. We left Friday after work, stopped to rent Aaron a snowboard for his first snowboarding adventure, and drove 2 hours to Tahoe. When we got to the cabin it was absolutley covered in snow.

Look how deep the snow is! It is way taller than the car. The driveway is at an incline so it was difficult to park the car, and we noticed it slid back a few feet on its own sometime saturday night. That could have been really bad.

We had to forge our way up the driveway and walkway in the dark, only to discover that the key we had didn't work! It was too late to do anything but go to a motel. The Travel Inn was the cheapest one we could find. It's not too bad, right?

About to leave for the slopes

We went to Heavenly Ski Resort, which was just around the corner from the Travel Inn. Unfortunately it took us about 30 minutes to get up the road to the parking lot, and then we were directed to park along the street which had hardly any parking. We had to hike up the hill to the lodge and we were exhausted by the time we got there. We spent about 15 minutes getting Aaron oriented on the snowboard and then we went on the lift for Aaron's first time.

Can you believe the view from the chair lift? That is Lake Tahoe in the background.

This is the beginner hill where we spent our day.

This is Aaron trying to stay cheerful with the thumbs up after another nasty fall. He was definitely getting the hang of it by the end of the day.

Here we are enjoying the lunch break and our expensive food from the lodge. Can you tell that Aaron had a painful morning from the look on his face?

We love snowboarding and can't wait to go again!!!

We were able to get the key to the cabin from one of my mom's relatives so we went back to the cabin after snowboarding. We had a relaxing evening (after figuring out how to turn on the water and light the pilot light) and went to dinner at Carrow's and then we watched a movie. Sunday morning we slept in late, made cherry coke snow cones and built a snow man.

Then we watched another movie before we had to pack up and head back home. It was so fun and relaxing-we can't wait to go back!


We had such a fun time when Anna, Chris, and Kayden came to visit the other week. Look at Anna's blog for details but here are some cute snapshots of Kayden.

Auntie Em and Kayden-this was the best one we could get with him smiling

We can't wait til they visit again!