Friday, January 2, 2009

Tahoe Fun

We went to our time share at Northstar for a few days and had the most incredible time. Poor Dave has a pinched nerve or herniated disc (we aren't sure which yet) so he wasn't able to enjoy anything, but I took the kids and did everything possible! We made s'mores in the firepit, went in the hot tub, swam in the heated outdoor pool, skiied, watched "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" in a private 18-seat theater, went out for dinner, ice skated, played tons of games, watched "Wall-E", finished the Book of Mormon, and had whipped cream , with a little bit of hot chocolate :)!! All in two days!
A rare moment with Dave out of the condo, with high hopes that the hot tub would make him feel didn't.
In the incredible 18-seat private theater, enjoying popcorn and hot chocolate. All four of the kids loved skiing, especially because of the sunny weather.

Mom and Alaina at the top of the Zephyr Lift.
Becca is a little daredevil and only had a few falls. She had a great attitude!
Ryan and Alaina took a little break to build this snowman while Andy, Becca and I went to the terrain park.
The Skiing Sisters.The girls and I ice skated while the boys played with Andy's new phone and waited for our table.

We had dinner at the Rubicon and brought Dave some pizza. Ryan didn't want to be in the picture, but you can still see the top of his head.

We had the best weather and made some great memories. I don't think I have ever been so grateful to see a parking garage (I have a little phobia!) as when I saw the signs saying "lot full" and "paid parking lot full". We drove right up to the garage and were happily greeted with "Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Bain! Take any spot and we'll take your things up to your condo for you." And they did. They brought all of our ski equipment to the Ski Valet and in the morning they met us at the lift with it, so we didn't even have to carry anything! Amazing service...they even popped popcorn and brought it to us in the private theater. The kids were in heaven, especially since they could operate the movie on the huge screen and replay all of their favorite scenes. And their in house masseuse didn't have any time available after the lift closed, so she gave me a massage during the movie. What a perfect way to end a fun family trip. I only wish Dave could have enjoyed himself, but we think he is on the mend now, after 4 doctor visits.


Amy W. said...

Cute blog! Sounds like a Heavenly Trip! I'm impressed you did all that in two days.

Cathy said...

Wow! What a great vacation! Sooo spoiled! I love it. The skiing looked great. Hope Dave gets to feeling better. What a bummer of a trip to have to miss out on all of that fun.

Heidi McMillan said...

What a fun trip and great Christmas traditions that your family has. Thank you so much for all that you did for our family in these past couple of days. Every aspect of the funeral was perfect and we are so appreciative of your family and the examples you are. I LOVED your lesson today. Great Job Dayna!!

HMichaelsen said...

Thanks for the link to your blog. I can't believe how grown-up your kids look - and how blonde Ryan still is! Loosk like you had a fun break!

jhoopes said...

Sounds like such a fun trip!! And I don't even ski!!! :) I wanna come next year! :)