Monday, December 7, 2009

A weekend in New Harmony

My three favorite people
Madisen, Sterling and Emma
Snow bunny Madisen
Me and Justin
Madisen and Me
Got to love the pink headband that Madisen wouldn't wear so Justin did!
I think Tanner did the most sledding.
DeMille Family
Madisen sledding on her belly.

We took so much time apart last year fixing up the house in New Harmony Utah and now it is time to enjoy some weekends there. The kids were more excited about this weekend than our last few trips to Disneyland and this cost way less! We loaded the car up with all our recently purchased snow stuff including heavy coats, snow bibs and pants, gloves, scarfs and hats, Thursday and headed out of town. After a short visit at Grandma and Grandpa's house we drove the rest of the way up the mountain to our house affectionately know as "Harmony in the Hills". At our arrival Justin got our and turned on the gas, power and water and started up the heater in the house while the kids and I sat in the warm car. After about 20 minutes we went in to the house which by now was a very brisk 50 degrees. We quickly changed into jammies and snuggled down in our blankets to get warmed up and get some sleep. The next morning we dressed and waited for the Vivier's to get there. We then drove Cedar City for a quick bite to eat and a stop at the local Wal-mart for some sleds. Up the mountain we went to Brian Head for some sledding!! We found a spot at the end of a closed road and hike in about 100 yards to find a great little sledding hill. The kids had a blast. I thought for sure the kids would be done playing after about two trips up that hill but we lasted almost two hours playing and laughing as we all took turns sliding down the hill whether it was on a sled, our bellies or bottoms. We can't wait to go back. Maybe next time without the kids so I can learn to snowboard!!!


Nicole said...

How fun to have a place in new Harmony. It is so nice up there. Do yo have apple trees? The best apples I have ever eaten came from New Harmony!

Nicole said...

I forgot to ask about your new moon party. We saw a big group at Cheesecake with matching shirts. Was it your group? Did they say Team Edward and was Noelle Schwartzlander(sure that's not spelled right) in your group?

The Pea said...

So fun, I am glad you are enjoying the snow, I am not quite there yet and it is right out my front door.

The1stdaughter said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! And yeah, the snowboarding hubby is a huge snow boarder (has the whole entourage), but when it comes to teaching me he's a little impatient. So, maybe sometime we'll have to go together, you and I.

PS...I must have missed it, but do you have pics of your new place there? Love to see them!