22 February 2017

White Christmas Eve

We went from swimming in an outdoor pool in Vegas to a full-on blizzard when we drove six hours north to Park City, Utah. We woke up to a much different scene on Christmas Eve than we did the previous day. What a difference twenty-four hours can make.
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It had been two years since we'd seen snow and after locating every piece of snow gear necessary, we headed outside first thing in the morning.
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I'm sure Crew didn't even remember what snow looked and felt like since he was only one when we moved.
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His older brothers got him up to speed on the art of snowball fights.
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Finn slept through the first introduction to the snow, but Nash and Blake settled right in.
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We got to work building a snow fort with cousins.
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We found the perfect molds for making round ice cube blocks. We all took on different jobs to construct the fort.
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Crew and his cousin Sterling made the cutest duo, gathering the snow from all over the yard.
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Blake packed the snow into the molds and Nash and I flipped them onto the structure and filled in gaps.
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With all that teamwork we had a fort in no time at all.
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While the fort was being built in the backyard, a snowman was simultaneously being constructed in the front yard. The older boys and their aunt and uncle all pitched in to build the cutest snowman I've ever seen.
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Crew couldn't get enough of that snowman. We went out to visit his new friend a few times throughout the day.
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We were so happy we made the trek from palm trees to pine trees because there's just something magical about a white Christmas.


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