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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Last Days of Winter

We had a long weekend coming up and decided to spend the last days of winter at the family cabin in the Uintah Mountains of Utah. It's certainly a small real cabiny sort of cabin, but it does sleep a tremendous amount of people if you are organized about it. We decided to open it up pretty much as a free for all and let the kids invite their friends to come whenever they could arrange their schedules to be there.

It turned out to be such an adventurous weekend. All our children came, and they all brought at least someone to spend the weekend with us. Cory wins the grand prize, I think that over the whole weekend about 15 of his friends came and went during the time we were up there.

We had snowmobiles and sleds, snowshoes and snowboards, lots of food, games and movies to watch. We made treats and stayed up late, got up early and visited with each other. Best of all - none of the activities were interupted even once by someone's cell phone or a text message. I think everyone truly didn't believe they could exist for that period of time without contact from the "outer" world. We are kind of on our own up there with no regular or cell phone service. But we all survived and thrived on good food and good company.

So, what do you get when you put 16 people and 2 dogs into a cabin for a long weekend . . . .


(But we had a great time!)


Carolyn said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

Your photos made me miss the snow...more specifically skiing.

Victoria said...

Looks like so much fun... I love teenagers:)

Kate said...

I bet it was a great time. My parents have a cabin like that up by Park City and we just love all of us going there.

Carla said...

What fun! We are 'hoping' to move to a cabin set-up soon, and I am very interested in your layout.

Joy For Your Journey said...

That sounds like so much fun! Much better than spending spring break a part from each other like we are doing. I love being with all my kids and having a lot of people around me. What a wonderful memory. And to think you did it without cell phones! :-)

Reeses Pieces said...

So I think you need to talk my Mom into getting a cabin. I love family times up at cabins. Looks like you had a great time.

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