Wednesday, 31 December 2008

The Brighton Cabin

Christmas night we made a last minute decision to drive up to the Flamm's cabin at Brighton Ski Resort. It wasn't the brightest thing we have ever done considering that there was a blizzard outside. Lucky we care-a-vanned up with Cody and Michele. We were about 5 minutes away from the resort and our car got completely stuck. We just kept spinning out. Both Brady and I were pretty freaked out, but we were about to side slide in the Solitude Ski Resort parking lot where we left our car for the night. We pack in the other car and still barely made it up. The snow was sooooo deep since the lot hadn't been plowed. It was an interesting hike up to the cabin from the car as well. Normally we have a snowmobile come pick us up, but the snow was too deep and the runs hadn't been groomed yet. With all our gear and MILLIE we finally made it to the cabin. although it was a sketchy night we were all grateful we had headed up the night before since the canyon was closed for part of the day and we had the resort basically to ourselves. It was an awesome was to end Christmas. We are so blessed to have such a beautiful oasis in the mountains.

Ms. Millie owning everyone in Candyland

Our little Snow Bunny

Millie's 1st time skiing..she lasted about .2 seconds

Nancy and Kim

Baby Linc and his Nana

Millie and Seiya
(Seiya is an exchange student from Japan and Millie LOVES him)

Hannah Abbie Millie

(Hannah did a great job skiing this year and Abbie has mastered the mountain)

The Boys
Cody, Andy, Brady, Bryan, Artyome
(Artyome is Bryan's friend from Russia. He is here visiting for a few months)

Baby Linlcon



lindsay Roscoe said...

Way to go Amelia!! The snow stuff and getting stuck actually sounds like fun!

Princess P said...

Ahhhh! I haven't played candyland forever.

The Church's said...

Oh I love Brighton!! I can't believe she tried skiing, that is so cute!! Looks like you guys had a good Christmas!!

Danalisa said...

Glad you made it up ok...looks worth it! I love that Millie is skiing! I learned when I was three too going with my dad between his legs. Still have fond memories of those yellow plastic skis. haha Hope Millie loved it too!

McCall said...

you are CraZy for heading up the canyon in that storm! it was insane... but it sounds like it was well worth it for the skiing the next day!

i loved all the posts - merry christmas - it looks like you all had a great holiday!

Hinton Family said...

So fun! You finally posted! It looks like you guys had a blast for the break. Now let's play! k

jill said...

Looks like you had a fun Christmas!! That would be so scary driving in a blizzard up the canyon. My favorite part of Christmas is looking in my stocking too. I told Joe when we first got married that he HAD to do my stocking!!!

Shelly said...

I love the pictures at the cabin! We had a blast with you guys!