Monday, January 25, 2010

Brighton in the Winter

The kids had Monday and Tuesday off for MLK day and a teacher work day so we took the opportunity to go up to Brighton for a couple of nights. We drove up Sunday evening after dinner and got setteled into our room at the Brighton Chalet. Gary, Wyatt, and I played games while the others went to bed. We got up the next morning and had breakfast at Silver Fork Lodge. After breakfast we dropped the kids off to go sledding (G&W took snowboards while Kaitlyn had a sled) for a couple hours while Rick and I tried something new.

This was a first for us and it was not as cumbersome as you would think. We walked around Silver Lake (yes, the same lake we rode our bikes around just 5 months ago). The trail was about 1 1/2 miles and took us a little over an hour. It was so beautiful with a light snow falling and was very peaceful up in the trees. We could see people nordic skiing (xcountry) over the lake. I might have to try that next time. That looks fun too.

Taking a break and enjoying the view of the mountains!

That night Wyatt and Gary went nightboarding at the resort. Rick was going to go but decided to hang out with me and Kait. The boys came back totally drenched (because it was snowing the whole time) just grinning from ear to ear! They had a blast! This was Wyatt's first time boarding and he picked it up really quick and stayed right there with Gary the whole time!
I love these little trips! It's fun making memories with the fam!


  1. Wow! That looks like so much fun. Good to know snowshoeing isn't as hard as it looks... we might try it sometime. Looks like you guys had a great weekend!

  2. This is actually Havelah. I LOVE how cute you and Rick are together...I want to do more things like this with Adam...including the taking a break to make a heart. I love it. You guys are good examples to us!

  3. Hey, way to go on getting out and making the most out of a few days off! Looks like you guys are always up for adventure!