Oh, how I miss this past weekend already. It was so beautiful, so peaceful, so relaxing (except for the car rides, that is). Funny, when I'm away for a long period of time, I can't wait to get back home. When I'm gone for a short period of time, I don't want it to end.
Erik and I took my mom along for this trip (which was heaven sent on the way home especially as my sweet Anna turns into the devil in the car..."I stuck in here!" is her catch phrase) and we had a great time.
We went sledding, enjoyed each other's company, and I even went skiing after 6 years! Okay, so I was much slower than the last time. At first I was annoyed that Erik would mention that I had two kids since then. Then, it became my excuse as to why I was slow and sounded much better than saying I'm out of shape. It was nice for Erik and I to get away and actually do something together, alone! We rarely ever get the opportunity, and we need to make more time. I loved the skiing, the snow was amazing, but I think I loved the chair lifts even more since we had the opportunity to just talk and take in the amazing scenery!
The car ride took 6 hours (it's supposed to be 4), but we hit the storm at it's prime. We never stop for fast food unless it's a must. I think Anna has been one other time. This time, we told her we were going to McDonald's. The girl is so sharp, that an hour later, she sees the golden arches, points, and says, "McDonalds!" Are you kidding me? 22 months old, this girl makes me laugh.
Kieran watched Incredibles (I finally gave in a few weekends ago, I don't like the guns, but we've had a nice chat about the parts that make me uneasy) 2 times up and 3 times back. I think I can recite the movie if someone put me up to it. The one good thing about Incredibles, is that whenever I need Kieran to do something fast (as in clean up his toys, get in the car, etc.), I just call him "Dash" and he does things in warp speed-awesome!
On the way home, Anna decided that she was stuck. More importantly, she "calmly" told us, "I need to go to McDonald's!" I'm not sure I know how to respond to that one :)
All in all, it was a great trip. There's nothing like time with family. It's the best!