As soon as we arrived, we set about decorating the cabin. I brought up a few of my favorite Christmas decorations from home and used what was available in nature. Our tree is a bit sparse because we cut it down in the woods behind the house in a snowstorm. It seemed a lot fuller when it was full of snow! Once we added some lights and homemade ornaments, it was perfect for us. Here we are dragging the tree home by snowmobile.
The gazebo down by the lake is always decorated so simply and beautifully at Christmas. I take this picture every Christmas season and it never gets old.
learned that I really enjoy being a mom to older kids. These guys keep me laughing all day. Spending the day with them is the best gift. Here we are all bundled up taking a break on our ride on a hill overlooking the lake.
We spent the week playing in the snow, shopping a couple of after Christmas sales and playing board games. We even fit in a trip to Vermont that I will talk about in my next post.
Now that's not to say that we don't get on each other's nerves once in a while. A week in a remote area with no internet access can be difficult for us all at times. I watched some excellent movies on my iPad to escape (thanks so much, Netflix, for letting us download content now). But overall, we have a great time together and Billy and I know our family is better all year for the time we spend in
the mountains together.