Although there have been posts on my blog I have been absent for a week of winter bliss.
Take one family, add in another well-loved family and have a week of awesomeness.
I read 3 books, finished a project (you’ll see that on Monday) and started a new one.
In between that we have massive snow fall – whirling, swirling, enormous flakes of stunning silent snow.
The kind you wake up to and the outside is covered. If you are Flip you spend the next 2 hours playing in it even though it is only 7 in the morning!
A trip to Aoraki (Mt Cook) which is NZ’s tallest mountain and oh gosh a rival to any of the amazing sights we saw in Europe.
Tobogganing – Bounce’s favourite part of the whole trip ‘going on the boggan by myself’ (that’s boggan, not bogan!)
Flip and The Atlas had an awesome day in the snow – ski lessons and using the poma for the first time (Flip) and some great snowboard runs (The Atlas)
Hot pools in the snow – I have to say it is a little disconcerting that the life guards/pool attendants are completely in ski gear and we are making our way about in togs – it just seems so wrong.
Ma n Pop joined us some days too.
It was such a special time.
We did this last year too and we couldn’t believe how the skill and confidence had grown in just a year.
It is so amazing to be able to enjoy such a beautiful country.
Such awesome boys.
And to have the means to do something so amazing.
We are privileged beyond words.
I’m glad to be home though, with a mountain of washing and unpacking looking at me.
(maybe that’s only fair when we’ve had such a special time away)