Spring Break Ski Trip

Nat and Michael and Jack and Leo picked up Halle from Grandma’s house  Thursday and came to Silverthorne to meet us for a Spring Break ski trip.  my good old Sequoia is nearing 250,000 miles.  Well….we got about 2 miles from our freeway exit and started hearing an awful squeaking noise.  We weren’t sure we…

Ralph Retires

I had the BEST WEEKEND!!  About a month ago or so my mom called me and we cooked up a scheme to surprise my dad at his retirement party.  I booked my plane tickets and flew into SLC the morning of the party.  I took the Front Runner train down and my mom picked me…

Valentine’s Day 2019

This will go down as the year of the strawberry.  Halle and I are trying to earn some $$ to go see Carlie in Berlin.  So, we decided to sell chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s day.  It was a huge hit!  We sold over 200 strawberries.  Which is waaaaay more than we expected to get,…

Harry Potter Holidays

We had the opportunity to attend two really fun Harry Potter events this holiday season.  First up was the Yule Ball at the Longmont Museum.  I had seen this advertised last year but it was already sold out.  I made a note in my calendar in Sept so I would remember to register early.  I’m…

Christmas Eve Skiing at Brighton

It started out as a rough day.  We decided to expand our horizons this year in part due to Brighton’s Kids Ski Free policy.  It took FOREVER to get up the canyon and parking was a mess.  We finally got to the rental center, only to be greeted with a 1.5 hour line  WOAH.  Here’s…

Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas! What a fun day we had. Santa found us once again. And, once again, the kids slept in! They talked a big game about getting up at 5am, but we had to wake them at 7:45!Dash was our main present this year, and he was simply adorable.  He loved sitting next to the…

Nativity Night

Our annual Banks family Christmas party was pretty special this year.  My mom had helped me scan over 600 of Alan and Sharon’s old picture slides at the Family History Center.  Then, I pulled my favorite ones and made them into a photo book. All the members of the family included notes of love and…