Last Saturday, REI was having a free snowshoe day up by Mt. Hood. You could rent snowshoes for free, plus they had hot chocolate and bagels. My sister called and wanted to try and go up, since she was interested in purchasing some snowshoes. So we decided to make a fun day out of it and bring the whole family. I had a friend who was nice enough to lend me some snow pants and coats for some of the kids. It ended up being pretty warm and most of the kids ended up taking their jackets off and playing in their t-shirts. We started off on the "bunny hill", letting the kids go down that a few times and then informed them that we were headed off to a real hill. They grumbled, but ended up flying down the steep, long hill and loving it. Claire was the first one to decide she was done, I think the rest of us could have stayed another hour or so, but when a 2 year old is done, we're all done. On the way home we stopped at Calamity Jane's. This is the same little restaurant that Brent and I ate at on our honeymoon 10 years ago. We had the best burgers and the worst dessert ever! I think the hot fudge sauce was rancid, (That's probably why it was on the daily special board) but it's the first time i've ever sent back a brownie sundae!
Brent and the kids spent a good portion of our time there playing "I spy" with the dollar bills stapled all over the ceiling of the place (see pic below). It felt good to get out and be active and we all had a great time.