Monday, January 14, 2008

January 4-7, 2008

Rather than buy gifts this year, Susan and I decided to treat our kids and grandkids to three nights and four days up the mountain. We chose a large home up at Big White to rent for the 12 of us.

What a gorgeous setting. The snow was deep and lush – the trees, as Madeline said were like brides dressed in white lace for their weddings.

The grandkids all took ski lessons and had a ball skiing, snowboarding and tubing. But best of all was sitting around the table as a family. Kelly took breakfast, Kristy, lunch, and Susan and I prepared dinner each evening. It was a restful, exhausting, refreshing and fun week together.

On Sunday afternoon we got in our cars and headed home – back to reality. Monday morning work waits!


Caroline said...

What a great idea! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time, making memories together as a family.

Things are well in Vernon. Hope to visit maybe some time in the spring/summer.

Take care,
The Gilbank Family

Kori said...

Hi Barry & Susan,
It's great to see pictures of your family.
I stumbled across your blog after stopping by Caroline's blog. It's a small world afterall :)

Roger & Kori
(Jim & Carol's Nephew)

michelle said...

wow!daddy!!! i wish i had discover earlier this way of leaving comment,and to see all the family pics!!! thats very wonderful get together indeed!!!!