We stayed in Lehi with my brother, Jim's family. We had a lot of fun hanging with them and their 4 kids. Even though their oldest 3 are girls, my boys get along great with them. And my twins love their cousin, Bryce, who is just a couple of months older than them. One day with went to a park to go sledding. Living in Arizona, the snow was a big deal to my kids, especially the twins.
Lucy, Chase, Sadie, Mia and Brayden
I had to put a picture of Mia in her awesome hand-me-down snow suit! Great colors!
Tanner had seen a cartoon where the kids make snow angels. He was pretty excited when he finally got to do one of his own.
The Triplets! We called Tanner and Riley, along with their cousin, Bryce, the triplets. There were never far apart.
Skiing at Sundance
We went skiing at Sundance with our 3 oldest kids. Matt, Chase, Mia and I skied and Brayden snowboarded. Brayden and Chase were looking forward to trying out their new snowboard and skis they got for Christmas. Because Mia hadn't ever skied before, we weren't sure how she would do and tried to get her to stay home with Grandma. She would NOT give up and we decided to let her come. She pretty much spent the entire day on the tow rope, but by the end of the day she really got the hang of it. We had such a fun day with cousins and aunts and uncles from the Haslam side and the Martinez side, along with Matt's dad.
Our family before hitting the slopes. Sorry Mia that you're cut off!
With the Haslam cousins.
Brayden with his cousin, Parker. They were the only snowboarders of the family.
Chase at the top of the mountain.
Grandpa Martinez with Mia (demonstrating a very wide snowplow) and cousin Morgan.
Lunch with the Peterson's
We were able to meet up with some of our best friends from Louisville, Lisa and Steve Peterson and their 4 boys. We looked forward to being in Utah at the same time and actually getting together. Even though we weren't able to spend much time with them, it was just like old times.
Lisa and I.
The boys had a blast spending time with Jackson and Dallen. Chase was so excited to see his "best friend", Jackson. They are so much alike and love to see each other. By the way, they are drinking root beer!
Matt's parents rented a great house for the week. It had 7 bedrooms, a pool table and even a hot tub. The kids loved jumping all over the bunk beds and playing pool. Now that we live out west, we don't get to see the Martinez cousins very often. The kids had such a fun time hanging out with each other.
Tanner with Grandpa Martinez
Grandma Martinez entertaining some of the little kids.
Hanging out with the Haslam Family
Sometimes it's a little crazy when you have to juggle both families at the same time, but we were able to have a night with my family. We had dinner and afterwards played games and played Christmas songs on chimes. The kids really got a kick out of the chimes.
My niece, Sadie, and Brayden led us in the chimes.
My sister, Jen, and I.