We just got back from Jackson Hole. We decided to take the boys on a winter vacation (as their Christmas presents) and we all had a blast!
We stayed at the same resort I stayed at this past summer.
Watching a movie at night on the Ipad.....lots of laughs between these two brothers.
Ours was the top left cabin.
The creek right outside our room
See monkey boy looking out the window?
Trying to build a snowman....but the snow was too soft and powdery and it wouldn't stick.
Making a snow angel.
Lots of snowball fights!
Mmm, fresh snow tastes yummy.
Don't be fooled.....the moose isn't real. :)
Warming our wet boots up by the fireplace.
We took a sleigh ride through an Elk Refuge.
All tuckered out.
On Friday, we went dog sledding at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. This seriously is one of the coolest things I've ever done. Ever.
Getting loaded up in the sled.
Here we go!
This ride was exciting and peaceful all at the same time. I can't even describe it.....and pictures don't fully do it justice. All I can say is that this is worth adding to your bucket list. You won't be sorry.
Hudson and Cooper got a chance to "mush" or drive the pack of dogs. I was still in the sled so this is the best shot I could get.
The next day we went snowmobiling. Super cool too!
Natural hot springs.
Halfway through our tour, we stopped off at this Granite Hot Springs area. It was about 10 degrees outside......and we were crazy enough to get in our bathing suits and get in this water. It was really warm and relaxing! Getting in and out though was really cold. Such a unique experience- being in the water but being fully surrounded by tons of snow.
Our tour guide cooked us a yummy steak/chicken lunch and we ate our "picnic" in the snow.
More snowball fights!
Downtown on the square.
Cookies and hot chocolate while waiting to see Santa.
This was our first big family trip and it was amazing......everything we wanted it to be. I seriously love Jackson Hole so much (even though I think my favorite time is summer just because there is SOOO much more to do then) I didn't want to leave. Feeling very blessed to have taken this time as a family.....in a beautiful place. Now we are gearing up for time with family the next several days to celebrate Christmas.