Just what we need…

Craig emailed me today with the best news I’ve heard in a while…news I really needed.

We’re off to Lake Tahoe for three days later this month.  I’ve been dying to go since I wrote about all that it seems that our kids are missing out on.

We haven’t made the trip to the snow since I was pregnant with Matthew and Katie wasn’t yet three years old.

We’ll play in the snow for a couple of days and we’ll spend a day taking turns visiting the spa.

It’s been too long since we’ve gotten away as a family and I am counting the moments until we leave.

This will be Matthew’s first trip to the snow and I can’t wait to see his face. Katie says she remembers it, but I’m not sure if perhaps she is just remembering the photos of it. Either way, she’s excited.

We so need this.

These photos are from our last trip to the snow…


  1. Galit Breen theselittlewaves.com/

    Yippy! I love being a first commenter (How childish can I possibly be, right?!)!! I love get-aways and have many, many fond memories of Lake Tahoe! I am so very glad that your beautiful family is taking some time get away together. That, my friend, is priceless! XO

  2. Tracie fromtracie.com

    The first time a child sees snow…it is so special and so magical.

    What a treat!! Y'all are going to have so much fun!

  3. Yuliya shesuggests.com/

    I am completely biased of course but I think this is the best post you have ever written (ok ok maybe I mean the best news you've conveyed)

  4. jfarelyn

    so excited for you!!! love a getaway :)

  5. Kelly momgotblog.com

    Have a wonderful time!! Sounds like you will …and I like that a little pampering is also in order (as the tags suggest!)

    I am reminded of a post you wrote about a playdate and letting the small moments skip by because you worried of taking the picture or blogging about it the fun day….

    I hope you leave your computer home, and get totally lost in the weekend and your family. :)

  6. Nancy C npoj.blogspot.com

    That's wonderful! Enjoy it!

  7. You enjoy every single moment of it. You deserve it!

  8. Wow! Good for you! I can't wait to take DD skiing for the first time. She was a bit scared of the snow last time she saw it lol. Have a fantastic time :D

  9. Klz

    Chubby cheeks are why kids need coats – for cuteness.

  10. Nancy

    Sounds like a lovely getaway. Of course, for us readers, it means (I hope) a brand new batch of photos!

  11. CDG

    Have fun the snow! It's nice to be reminded that it's not humdrum for everyone. We're impatiently awaiting green grass and milder temperatures here.

  12. What a wonderful getaway! Ryan and I are going away just the two of us, in May, but I am dying to get away as a family. We'll do something this summer, but after seeing this post I want to do something now! (hmmmm, if I wish hard enough, money will just fall out of the sky, right??)

    Have fun! I can't wait to hear how much fun they have in the snow. And I hope that you get to enjoy the pedicures and facials suggested by your tags :)

  13. Yay!!

    So excited for you.

    We got almost trapped in the snow when we were in Portland last year. Last time I've seen the fluffy stuff.

    Plus? SPA!!!!

  14. Sherri

    Oh, you'll have so much fun! I love getting away just the four of us, and I look forward to it each and every time. Katie looks like a little angel in that coat!

    Have fun, my friend….need pictures, please!

  15. Solo has only been in snow once – when he was five months old! i'm sure he would go nuts over it now – i'm jealous – have a blast!

  16. We are heading to Mammoth as a family in the middle of March. Can't wait. It's the one vacation we've taken every year since my husband and I met. We kept going through pregnancies, nursings, baby-boots, and toddler ski school.____Now, my kids are black diamond skiers (WAY better than I am) but I LOVE to be with them on the slopes. And I can only hope that as they get older, my children will still want to go to the snow with us. We've made memories they will have forever.____So enjoy your time together. I know you are all about special memories

  17. You will be counting down the days until mini vacay time!

    Have fun and take lots of pictures!

  18. Cheryl @ Mommypants mommypants.com

    Think you could get katie some boots this time? It's, like, snowy there.


  19. Sounds wonderful!

  20. Peggy

    I hope you get a big ol' snow storm while you are there so that you can have the full effect of a "snow trip". It would be nice to enjoy the snow without the shoveling!
    It is going to be just beautiful there. Have a great time!

  21. Kristi liveandloveoutloud.com

    What great news! It'll be nice to get away as family. But why the snow? Why not some tropical island? That way I could leave the frigid temps here in Missouri and tag along with you. Just an idea… ;)

  22. Tonya lettersforlucas.com

    That sounds wonderful – both your last trip and the one coming up! I love Lake Tahoe. Have fun and be sure to share some photos. xo

  23. Yuliya shesuggests.com/

    What's more childish than wanting to be first? Pouting because you were first and then the blog mysteriously ate your comment…that would be me :)

  24. Yuliya shesuggests.com/

    Ok your blog ate my comment, and I was FIRST. Where is my conciliation prize? I had originally said that perhaps I was biased but I thought this was your best post yet…sigh

  25. A getaway of any kind is a good thing, although those of you on the west coast that are wanting snow, just come visit me. ;)

    I am just happy that you are going to be able to get away and have a good time,. to "make some memories" :)

  26. Megan-Best of Fates bestoffates.com

    Have a FANTASTIC time!!!

  27. andygirl

    snow baby! gah!

    have a great time. I can't wait to see the photos!

  28. Pop

    Here I am hoping Old Man Winter takes a hike and you're going to travel TO snow?

    Hope you guys have a wonderful trip! D1 loved snow – until she touched it.

  29. jessb27

    Oh, so excited for you. I don't have to tell you to have an amazing time because I know you will!

  30. I love South Lake Tahoe! I've been there once to ski at Heavenly and it was! Have fun!

  31. Ashley thethriftywife.com

    How exciting! Have fun!

  32. gigi kludgymom.com

    Good for you! I do love family vacations!!!

  33. tulpenelefanten

    Have fun!!

    I got married in Tahoe, in the Summer though…. that place is gorgeous.

  34. Yay! So glad you guys get a little snowy getaway! I just did a post last week about how much I miss our trips out west skiing (we haven't been since before our oldest who is now 3 1/2). Hope to return there soon! Have a great time!

  35. Hutch bawesomeinstead.com

    Tahoe is one of my favorite places ever. Rivals San Diego and Boston as I constantly change the order of my Top 3. You all will have such a great time and can't wait to see the pics!

  36. Well, have a great time! I love family get-aways…we normally go somewhere warm…since we have a lot of snow!

  37. Melissa confessionsofadrmom.com

    LOVE Tahoe! Have a most wonderful time and a well deserved break.

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