Sunday, December 16, 2012

Trip to Tahoe

End of October, early November, Matt asks if we have anything happening December 12-15. I couldn't think of anything off the top of my head, so without looking at my calendar I said no. So he booked a place in Tahoe so we could get away from the tasks and craziness of home and go play in the snow during this Christmas season. A couple of weeks later, after the condo is booked and paid for it dawns on me that I am already hosting the Relief Society Christmas party at our house during that time, and it has been announced and word is spread. I can't go. So Matt
 and I decide he should still go and take the kids and I can use this time to get a lot done, especially without a 3-year-old in tow all day.Then Maya realizes that her very first band concert is also during that time and she wants to participate. So, new plan - boys will go up on Wednesday and have some mountain man time and Maya and I will drive up on Friday after her concert. Turned out to be lots of fun. I have to say, it was hard to make myself drive up to Tahoe on Friday. Wednesday and Thursday had been so packed with activities and errands and CPR recertification and Relief Society parties, and teaching piano lessons, etc., that I didn't get to really enjoy any quiet, no children around, time. Honestly, if Maya hadn't stayed home with me and been so excited to drive up Friday afternoon, I would've skipped Tahoe altogether and waited for them to come home to me on Saturday. It's good for me to have a chance to miss my children sometimes, right? But Maya was with me with her heart set on going, so we drove up.
It was so beautiful. December is the only month of the year that I miss the snow. It just doesn't feel like Christmas without it. As soon as January 1st hits, I love the mild California winter weather. I love complaining that it's "so cold" at a whopping 50-60 degrees outside. But in December, I wish for snow and dream of a white Christmas. Tahoe helped that. The mountains and the lake were gorgeous.

We had a great time throwing snowballs and sledding and watching movies next the fireplace.

And I loved the excited hugs and kisses I got from Seth when I got there because he missed me so much. I love being a mom!


Chris or Katie said...

Sounds like a fun pause from the business of December. Sometime we will have to meet up for something like that.

Becky said...

Such cute pictures! I totally get you on the free time aspect. absolutely relish any time I get alone to myself without kids, because it's so rare. But really, there isn't too much that compares with those little hugs you get when they see you again. (Even if it's just from returning from the hall during Sacrament meeting. They act like it's a long awaited reunion.)

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