Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sledding on Gurnigel

So the other day was a beautiful SUNNY Saturday, so we could not let it go to waste.   Outside our own house it looked like spring—the grass was green and everything.  So we drove up to Gurnigel.  And it was just the most beautiful place to go sledding ever!!  (So Dad, warm up your scroll finger… there are a LOT of pictures.  Then again… aren’t there always?)
Jethro wore his ski boots and carried up his new skies only to realize once he got up there that Brett hadn’t adjusted the bindings yet to fit his boots, so he couldn’t ski after all.  Sad.
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I just love LOOOOOVE blue sunny skies!!!!
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Brett was the first one I saw coming down the hill after Orrin and I caught up.
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Orrin just wanted to sit in the snow.
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Cute nose-scrunch smile from my honey.
Hazel always insisted on sledding backwards.  :)
I love this sequence of pictures.  Here’s Jethro on the left, and Ethne with Brett.
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Ha ha—the look of terror on Ethne’s face!
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Nope, she’s alive!  Yay!
And still smiling.  :)
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Pretty silhouette of some people.
Pretty mountains behind Orrin.  (Yes, I left him alone to go up a bit and get better shots of the sledders.  Good thing no one careened into him.)
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She’s going with Daddy again.  Brave or foolhardy?
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Then I convinced everyone to come walk up the trail a bit and around the corner to catch a little more of the sun, which from where we were had already gone down.
And find it we did!
Talmage was annoyed that he had to stop sledding, and whenever he could get away with it would stop walking and go up the hill a tiny bit and sled down.  Have I ever mentioned that he is so cute?
We didn’t really walk far at all.  But man I sure loved the golden golden sun. 
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The bigger kids went back to the hill to sled, but Brett and Orrin chilled on their sled for a while, watching the sun go down and eating snow.
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Then we walked back to the hill and it looked like this.
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Everyone went down a couple more times.
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Do you see Talmage—the last man on the mountain, sliding down?
Then the clouds did this as we made our way to the van.
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It was such a great time, and no one even came home injured, which is pretty amazing.  Also, it takes, like, HOURS of work to get everyone and everyone’s stuff ready to go out sledding.   Or so it seems.  
But it was worth it.


Steve and Katrina said...

oh my that was a lot of pictures. It didn't seem like it when I read it in my reader but when I clicked over to comment and had to scroll down the scrolling didn't seem to stop:)

Anyway, beautiful pictures. I'm a tad jealous though because I LOVE sledding and everyone seems to be talking about it and we don't even really have to wear jackets here. I guess I shouldn't complain but I really do love snow. Love your pictures.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh - these photos of the mountains (and sledding) are gorgeous! So beautiful!!

I cannot imagine sledding in a more beautiful place.

- Jane from Maryland

Andrea said...

Why didn't you call me this morning? I sent thought after thought out to you--but you obviously weren't listening. I really need to figure out my magic jack password so I can call you again.

In the meantime--call me. Punk.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE sledding!! I wish I were there with you having fun in the snow! Looks like everyone had a great time and love the pics of Ethne....... I love everyones red cheeks! Beautiful scenery and especially the last one of the orange sky --- beautiful! Love you. Miss you. Mom

Kelli said...


Hi! How are you guys? What fun times and beautiful pictures! So fun to see your cute family :) I totally agree that it seems like it takes 'hours' to get everyone ready to go sledding/play in the snow! And then they come in and dump all their wet stuff once they are done! The memories are worth it though :)

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