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…

Advent 2018

It felt like we didn’t have as much time for Advent Activities as we normally do, so I went for quality over quantity.  Love spending time with this crew in the Christmas season. Dec 1 Scavenger Hunt.  I found a Harry Potter Funko Pop advent calendar. I had been telling the kids I couldn’t find…

Cornell Christmas Party

Many nights of Dec Josh goes to bed licking his chops, dreaming of Christmas Eve dinner.  Ribs and Cheesy Potatoes.  His FAVORITE!  And it lived up to every expectation.  So yummy.  My mom even changed up her recipe a little to make it Gluten Free for me.  She also went to Cravings and bought me…

Parade of Lights 2018

Parade of Light 2018 is in the books!  Blake and Max had an afternoon basketball game and we left for Denver right after they were done.  Our first stop after we drop our bags is always to the Club for sodas and snacks.  After that the kids threw on their suits and headed to the…