Has anyone been to Big Sky, Montana?!? This was a first for us and it was incredible! And cold!! The highs never got above 30 and it snowed almost every day we were there which was pretty chilly for these Floridians.
The trip was dedicated to skiing with our friends, we stayed in a ski in/ ski out home that was absolutely fabulous, but unfortunately Bennett (who was allowed to start ski school because he is 3 and potty trained) did NOT enjoy it. Not surprising… it takes him a while to warm up to new things, but he didn’t even give it a second chance. I’m hoping we can do another ski trip next year and try again, that way Remy will be able to join in on the fun and hopefully encourage Bennett to try. Although, I must say, Remy HATED being cold. Every time we went out and played he cried the entire time (see solo picture above ha ha ha!).
I took a lesson since I haven’t skied in over 15 years. I learned so much in that three hour private lesson than I ever did as a teenager. I feel like as adults we appreciate the time and energy it takes to do activities like skiing, so we pay attention better as to really avoid hurting ourselves ;). I didn’t want to go home with two very energetic little boys and a broken leg or hip! So, I was very attentive and felt like I got the hang of it fairly quickly. Now… I’m very slowwwwwww. This mama won’t be going down a black diamond any time soon. But, I did enjoy myself every day that I got to ski and cannot wait for the next time! Husband grew up going on ski trips with his family and friends, so he is a fantastic skier. He picked right back up where he left off and was feeling pretty sore after the first day going down blacks. He was super sweet and went skiing with me a couple of times and was super patient while coaching me down the mountains. Love him.
When we weren’t on the mountain shredding powder ;) we were hanging with our kiddos. We got to experience authentic dog sledding which was an interesting adventure. It was like a blizzard that day and the kiddos were freezing, so just getting them into the sled was a complete sh*t show. Everyone was staring at us like, get your kids under control and wipe the snot please. But once the doggies started running and as long as they were at full speed, my boys were silent and enjoyed the moment and scenery. It was so beautiful. I don’t think I will ever need to go dog sledding ever again, but at least I can check that off the bucket list.
Another day was spent traveling over to West Yellowstone where we actually got to drive through the outer side of the national park (gorgeous, would love to go back in the summer) and visited the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. The boys loved it! The wolves were stunning and so interactive. We only saw one bear and he seemed a bit old… but still entertaining for a few minutes while he moved logs around and ate. Highly recommend if you are visiting the area with small children, it’s nothing fancy but it was interesting.
Most of all, what made the trip so fun was going with some of our great friends and their kiddos. We spent many nights making dinner at home, warming up in the hot tub, and cuddling up enjoying the log burning fireplace with a nice glass of wine. We had a great time and hope to visit again real soon!