Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Celebrating 2014

The girls have been talking about how much they want to learn to ski for a while now. A few months ago we decided to book a trip to a local ski resort. We left on Sunday and came back today. The girls never saw a ski slope.

The wind chills during our trip rarely ventured into positive numbers. It was cold, so cold that I'm not sure the heat in our villa ever turned off. Daddy said it turned off a few times, but I can't confirm it. Rather than ski, the girls spent their days in one of two large swimming pools. They had so much fun in the pool. Sometimes we joined them for a two against one volleyball game. Other times they made friends with other kids staying at the resort.

We did manage to spend a few hours outside on New Year's Eve. We made it to the sledding hill, where the blond twin went up and down and up and down until we finally pulled her off the hill. She wanted to sled more, but it was too cold. The brunette twin lasted about 1/2 hour. She spent the rest of the afternoon in the lodge.

New Year's Eve found us at a family party in the main hotel. Fresh snow fell all day, so we decided to use the shuttle service. The snow and ice on the hills was beautiful, if treacherous. The girls lasted until 11:00 p.m. We celebrated the East Coast New Year count down. Right after that the girls decided they wanted to go home and get into their warm jammies.

Just before Midnight we counted down to 2014. The four of us hugged and kissed and cheered the new year. The girls were thrilled that they stayed up to ring in the 2014. We were thrilled that it was finally Midnight so we could all go to bed. We ended 2013 with a fun party and brought in 2014 as a family. It was the perfect way to bring in a new year.

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