In celebration of Sasha's Gotcha Day, Sam's 13th birthday, and just because it's so gosh darn cool we rented a yurt up in Wanship Utah (halfway between Park City and Wyoming) for a few days of quiet family fun. It was the perfect getaway. Seriously. Perfect.
|WanYing and Mommy on the way up to the yurt|
|Daddy hauls up the last of our vacation necessities (more Pop Tarts)|
|We made it! Let the vacationing commence.|
|Our Kaz kid celebrates her 5th Gotcha Day in a yurt! Perfection.|
Not this family!
We spent the first couple of hours getting settled. This involved a lot of competition over who would get which bed followed by the obvious next step of luring/tugging/carrying the dog into the hard fought victory bunk.
Water Works topping the list. The girls really like Water Works (or "the pipe game" as it's called in our house) because it's a strategy game that they can play independently. The boys adore the pipe game because early on we established a rule that they are allowed to swear while playing this game (and only this game!). We'll do what it takes to get the whole family to play a game together!
Mistborn series (no spoilers, please, Ben and I are still working through the series!). And we all enjoyed taking turns reading Superfudge aloud. With siblings in Kindergarten and 6th grade, Superfudge ended up being the perfect book for our family - full of zany sibling rivalry and just a little tenderness, just like our kids!
|Steve tries out his new sliding snowshoes (nice job, Jamie, best Valentine's gift ever!)|
|Admittedly, the sliding snowshoes would be more fun with more powder, but we had a good time nonetheless|
Now we just need to figure out how to get the batteries to last longer than 20 shots in the frigid cold so we can make time lapse video that lasts longer than 3 seconds :)