Feb 20, 2013

Christmas in Sun Valley

We just returned from a GREAT trip to Sun Valley (this was written in January and never posted...woops). 

The boys and I flew from Lewiston to Boise there and back.  Josh drove with all of our luggage.  It was so worth the money.  The boys did great on the plane.  We were the last ones off the plane when we landed in Boise and the pilot let Brendan go up to the cockpit and sit on her lap...pretty cool!  These pics are really dark but they give you the idea.  Brendan thought it was neat but I don't think he knows exactly how special that was.

Brendan also was able to go skiing for the first time.  We took him to little ski hill right next the Sun Valley Resort called Dollar.  They have a really small little hill with a magic carpet.  Brendan did a great job and had a smile on his face the entire time.  It made it even better that Josh's cousin Amy and her son Dirk (only 4 months older than Brendan) and husband David were able to join us.  Brendan loves to be with Dirk.  One of the highlights of being in Sun Valley is being with David, Amy and Dirk (we are very thankful for them).  Dirk and Brendan went skiing again the following day at another small ski hill in Hailey.

While in Sun Valley Josh and I were able to go skiing one day with Kerry.  Karen was so gracious and gave up her day to spend time with the boys so we could go.  They had a fun Grammy day.  Once you ski and Sun Valley you are spoiled to be able to fully enjoy anywhere else.  The snow is always good, the sun is almost always out, the lift lines don't exist, the runs are long, and there are so many runs you don't have to ski the same one unless you want to.  It was a very fun day.  Thank you Kerry and Karen for making it happen for us!!

It is always fun to spend time in Hailey.  The boys loved being with Grammy and Grandpa J and were spoiled by all family.