Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snow and More Snow



We've been away again enjoying our family with our annual trip to the snow.  I am sure that snow is probably the last thing many of you would want to hear about right now, but we always enjoy the trip.  I guess one can do that if you do not have to live in it.  There was a lot of snow this year which made for some excellent sledding for the children.  Of course they got a really big storm up there on Tuesday.  One of these years we may get snowed in up there.
 
 


I can never get enough of this view.
 
The adults had a little island to sit on while watching all of the children sledding.

WHAT is it????  First feel of snow.

Loving the ride.


Two man downhill.
 
The old folks.

#1 son and wife

#2 son and wife

#3 son and wife

Daughter and family
 
#4 son's wife had to miss the trip as she was down with a head cold so he would not pose for a picture by himself.  ;-(

 

I did manage to get a little bit of hand sewing done while we were driving.  I finally got the binding on my quilt that has been waiting for about a year.  I thought I'd show it in the mountains as well. 
 
 


A better picture of it in full view.

I'm linking this one up with a Lovely Year of Finishes.  I still have one more finish before the end of February to meet my goal for the month, but it may not get finished.   We have a dinner party this weekend to celebrate my mom's birthday.   
 
I have been doing a bit of other sewing, but can't quite show it yet......next post, I hope. 
 
All of you in the storm's path, stay safe.  It was a cold one here so I can only imagine what it will be like as it travels eastward. 
 
 
 
 

36 comments:

Nat Palaskas said...

Mary, this is beautiful! I love looking at your photos and try to guess before I read the captions to see which one is your son/daughter. On #2 son I was wrong, I thought his wife looks moor like you than him!
I just put the secret envelop in the mail to you sheeeeee!

Sheila said...

Oh it looks like a fabulous time, just to have this special time with your family while they are enjoying the snow , wonderful. I don't think I would ever tire of that view either , gorgeous!!

wackywoman said...

Beautiful and that quilt is gorgeous!

Lesley said...

Looks like you all ad such a wonderful time! Great pics of the families, the sledding, and of course, the quilt...gorgeous!

Jodi said...

love those family pics. Looks like your men outnumber the females, except for DILs. gorgeous quilt with the mountains as a backdrop! I think that storm is heading my way. Supposed to be a messy weekend here weather-wise, with two storms converging on us. ugh! Glad you had a nice time away!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic view Mary!!!! lovely family pictures too.

badlandsquilts said...

You have such a beautiful family Mary! And the quilt is so striking. I think it is great to venture out of climate for a bit! (May have to start a warm trip tradition here!)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great photos of your beautiful family Mary! Looks like a great location.
Love your quilt finish - gorgeous.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Beautiful family, beautiful views and beautiful quilt. Love it all!

Jessie Pope said...

I love all the pics of the kids!! They must have had a blast. Jack's face is classic in that last shot.

Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful views! Your quilt is also beautiful - the snow on the mountains make a perfect backdrop to it.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Beautiful family photos!

JJ said...

What a lovely family you have. I am enjoying the non snow weather in Washington this year but it isn't normal. I love your quilt it turned out very pretty.

Pokey said...

What lovely memories with you beautiful family, and a nice picture of you and you honey!
Your quilt sure is grand, Mary. What a nice setting for the photos of it, too. Congrats on the completion~
:-}pokey

Fiesta said...

Mary, beautiful snow, family and quilt.

Maria said...

Oh I do love your snow photos..
Cools me down....
Looks like such great fun. My favorite pic is of the bub on the polar bar sled..
Beautiful quilt too Mary...

Susan said...

Looks like it was a wonderful trip!

Terry said...

How wonderful that you can all get together like that. Love the quilt! :0)

Stephanie said...

Your quilt is as beautiful as your family. How wonderful for everyone to be together. I do love snow, as long as someone else has it. I like to see it from afar. But right now I'd take snow over the ice we got this morning.

andsewon said...

What a pretty place to be with some of your lovely family Mary! Nice to 'see' you and DH having a snuggle too!;-)Your quilt is very nice! You do such wonderful quilts!
Lola

Dorian said...

Lovely photos Mary, and what a great trip! How wonderful to get together with your family once a year for snow play :) Is this at Tahoe? Or where did you go? Your quilt is gorgeous too.

Barb said...

What a lovely family and sledding...that is sooo fun!

Shanna said...

What a lovely trip and lots of wonderful snow! I am happy for your completion as well, very nicely done!!

Vicki said...

That's the way to enjoy snow, on your terms, when you want to. Then when you have had enough you get to go home to nice weather. We are still in the snowy cold weather. I think the ground hog was wrong this year since I'm not seeing any sign of spring ;-).

Hilachas said...

Lovely finish. Those blues are beautiful. Lovely family as well. Isn't it wonderful to spend time with family away from home. I know you're enjoying yourself.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

You have lovely family, Mary!!! I love looking at your photos!! And Your quilt is simply stunning!!! I love it!!!
My best
Gosia (Debuko)

Edith said...

Beautiful quilt - and beautiful family. Thanks for sharing.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

The snow is beautiful, and you're right, much more beautiful when you don't have to live in it! Your finish is magnificent...glad you were able to get it done. Your family is made of many precious jewels.....thanks for sharing.....

Connie said...

I always enjoy seeing photos of your family and the backdrop is perfect! Looks like everyone is really enjoying themselves and great photo of you!

Candace said...

What fun! It almost looks like the Swiss Alps! How nice to be with all your children and grandchildren!
Cheers!

nancygrayce said...

Oh, what fun! Now that kind of snow might be ok! The baby sledding was too precious!

What a beautiful family you have.....sorry #4's wife couldn't be with you all...

Your quilt was even more beautiful in the mountain setting!

SewCalGal said...

What a wonderful time. Great opportunity to enjoy time with family and the beauty of nature. Thanks for sharing your photos and insights to your lovely family.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

You are absolutely right I have had enough of snow and want to see no more this winter.
I could take this though with the fun and sledging.
Great photo of the 'old folks' and family.

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

Eeeep what a great finish! Thanks for linking up sweetie!

Ivory Spring said...

I keep saying this, but you DO have the most wonderful family!

Lynne said...

Looks like everyone had lots of fun!