If you follow me on instagram (arichardson79) then you saw an abundance of happy snowy pics on there over the weekend. We had the BEST time in our local mountains and I wanted to share some more pics with you :)
We picked up Noah from school on Fri at 2pm and got right on the road. Typically, in good weather, the drive to Big Bear takes approximately 2.5 hours. It had been raining all day and the temp was low so we knew it would take a tad longer. BUT - we had no idea that it would take us close to 8 HOURS to get there. Yep. Brutal.
Before it got too snowy, this happened.....
It took a while to get them on just right, but luckily the kiddos and I were warm in the car while the hubby did all the hard work (did I mention how much I love that guy)......
(that's him in the side mirror. Brrrr.)
All in all, we knew we would eventually get there so we just had to relax and make the best of it. Most of you saw on the news about that crazy ex-cop shooting up Big Bear. We knew of this going in to it and although it wasn't ideal, based on what we knew of the situation, we felt we would still be safe and didn't want to cancel our happy weekend.
When we woke up in the morning on Saturday, we had a fresh coat of white fluffy snow on everything. It was truly magical for this SoCal girl. So white and quiet and sparkly. Just beautiful.
Our first stop was "Magic Mountain" Snow play area. Time for some tubin'!
There was a cool "magic carpet" that would take you back up to the top. Sort of a lazy-tubers dream. Lol.
The kids had a blast!!
We had a GREAT time zooming down the hill and ended our day out with yummy pizza from a local pizza joint. YUM.
After we got back to the cabin, we found a cool sledding hill about 50 feet down the road. It was awesome!!!
There were even traces of Christmas around the forest...
Hayden was our sledding champ. She would bomb the hill with no fear and a HUGE smile on her face. SO cute to watch!
Occasionally she would end up like this.....
My brother after a not so smooth landing. Lol.
I even bombed the hill a few times (pardon the butt shot)
After a loooong day of sledding and playing, it was time to soak in the hot tub :)
Noah and Hayden both said this was their favorite part of the trip :)
After a yummy homemade dinner, we finished up the night with some smores. Yum.
The next day, we did some more playing in the snow, sledding, and having FUN!
Happy hump day everyone :)