Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas: Part 1

Every year for Christmas we drive up to the White Mountains to spend the holiday with our families in Eagar and Springerville. We are lucky enough to have both families in the same area.

As soon as I turn the calender over to December I start to crave snow! The rest of the year I love the sunshine of Arizona but I want snow in December. So I spend the 3 weeks before Christmas anticipating our trip to the mountains and praying that we will be blessed with a white Christmas.

We took a whole afternoon driving up to Round Valley. We stopped in Superior to see the red caboose. Simon LOVES anything to do with trains and we know how much he loves this caboose. We normally just drive past it so it is a special treat to stop and see it up close and personal.
We left our jackets in the car so Simon is turning into a popcicle. We snapped a photo and ran back to find our coats.

To make the trip even more exciting for our little engineer, we stopped at the big steam engine in Globe.

Have you ever driven around the back roads of Globe? It's full of stomach-dropping hills that I wouldn't want to face on a snowy day. We drove around looking at the old buildings and enjoying the ups and downs.

As we approached the outskirts of Show Low it started to snow! And it snowed, and snowed, and snowed! All the way to Round Valley and all night long.
Cabrena left a couple of hours after us and she had to stop in Show Low because the roads were too snowy and dangerous. Our Superheroes (Jeremiah and his dad) drove to the rescue! They made it to Show Low and helped drive her car back to Springerville.

Look at the beautiful snow! This pic was taken as the snow was just starting to stick to the ground. It was breathtaking!
Snowy, snowy snow! I love snow! My dream of a White Christmas came true!


Niki said...

Hey Jennifer! I found your blog a long time ago, but never have posted a comment. I'm a blog snob...

Love the pic of snow. I, too, wish for a white Christmas every year. Glad we got it this year!!

*lindsey said...

hey, we stopped by that red caboose for the first time too! Koy decided (without asking!) that it would be a good thing to pee on...yikes.

Si and Ry

Si and Ry