Once a year, the roads of many of my dearest loved ones converge in Salt Lake City. My crazy relatives fly in from all over the country to spend a few days snowboarding, eating and hanging out in a giant vacation home (there was a lofted bedroom above the jacuzzi/shower in the master bathroom…very weird but noteworthy?). We visit the Utah Bradshaw clan and shenanigans ensue. I spend time with beloved friends.
This year, we put Carter on skis for the first time; he was so excited. He skied an hour, took a two hour break, then skied another hour – it was totally worth it just to see him all bundled in gear shooting down a tiny slope. Andy can’t wait to get him on a snowboard.
I also strapped into my board for the first time in almost five years. I got in two runs on my own and one run with Andy. It was glorious!
I basically ate junk food, played foosball and watched the Olympics for the rest of the trip. Also glorious.
This is one of my favorite family traditions EVER.
Shenanigans with the Bradshaw cousins:
Baby Waby and Baby Wubbles loving each other
So much cousin love.
Little popcorn monsters
In a few years, this may be embarrassing, but they were so happy splashing in the bath together!
Boogie and Wubbles reading time.
Demsey taking care of everyone because she is the best.
Four-square in the living room. Because fun.
Uncle Chris and the littles at Antelope Island.
Skipping rocks at Antelope Island.
This one made a last minute decision to come out to SLC with us and it was the best!
Fun times with the Firmage family:
Lottie and Aila bonding.
One of my favorite families.
These two buddies relaxing on the bed.
Crazy Chen clan:
Chen cousins in the snow!
Baby Waby contemplates life in the snow.
Everyone attack Andy!
Chow! Loved visiting with her this trip.
Not feeling the snow anymore.
So happy this one decided last minute to fly in from Boston!
Watching Clone Wars in the movie theater.
Uncle Vince – trip organizer extraordinaire!
So many cousins!
David Agoo and Baby face off.
Get. Me. Out. Of. Here.
Much to his great joy, we took Dave to visit temple square.
Carter in heaven at the airplane museum.
Trip to the Ogden temple in the snowstorm.
He loved reading the “instructions” on every flight.
Skiing at Brighton:
First time on skis!
So much love.
The magic carpet was not moving…and he was too tired to walk up the hill!
My cool snow guy.
We hung out in the chalet while everyone skied.