Wednesday, March 14, 2018

"Our Mountain Range"

The San Fransisco peaks are visible from far away - almost 90 miles from home.

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

The drive back from Las Vegas took us by the Hoover Dam,  and we did stop and marveled at the new bridge and the impressive dam. The low water level was evident on the side of the lake.

They are Back!

We traveled back to the Las Vegas last weekend to pick up the boys. We took advantage of the time and did a bit of home furnishing shopping and some food shopping at Trader Joes on our way. The boys arrived safe and sound, albeit a bit tired. They had lots of memories and stories to tell us of their first solo flight. They are growing up.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Lukas and Noah were given an opportunity to do a work project in Florida with the Order of the Arrow - the Boy Scouts National Honor Society. They had a few days to regroup after friends visiting and through hard work managed to complete all their school work and pack their bags for a week in the sun. 

Since the most fitting itinerary was out of Las Vegas, we packed up the car and headed west.  

The boys' plane departed at midnight giving us plenty of time for a swim in the pool, a quick nap, and a big Las Vegas-style buffet dinner before going to the airport. 

Noah is barely awake, not sad that he is leaving.

Taste Test

Look what we found at Walmart on Saturday morning? Inside, new tastes of Cokes and outside Girl Scout cookies - great travel food for our long car ride.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Snow = Skiing

The snow is finally arriving and we are enjoying it! On Wednesday, we got about 4-5 inches of snow. The boys hunkered down and completed their school work so that we could go and enjoy the snow on the slopes. Lukas and Noah completed their last ski lesson and we tackled some of the bigger, steeper slopes together. A fun way to spend a spring break Friday.

Never Too Old

This is how Lukas and Noah spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon.