Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mountain Time

We made a quick trip to Ruidoso, NM after school was out and before Christmas. Our kids had not ever seen mountains before, which seems wrong when we only live about 4 hours away from some!

It didn't snow while we were there, but we did get to see some when we went up to the Ski Apache slopes for the "Parade of Torches" one night. Here is some video of the skiers coming down the mountain holding torches while real Mescalero Apaches play the drums in the background. It was really neat. (and COLD).


Who knew there were polar bears in southern New Mexico??

We decorated our first ever gingerbread house.

Finished product.

Brad made sure no early bowl games slipped by without at least some score updates.

Nothing like hot tubbing in the mountain air!

Kilian was pretty obsessed with keeping the fire going. He did a great job of collecting pine needles for it.

Lucy models some winter accessories at the cabin.