Sunday, January 27, 2008

the cabin...over Christmas break.

Growing up, my Grandpa Thompson owned a cabin outside of Cedar City. Every year our family would vacation there. It is a place of so many great memories for my family. It has so much character (its pretty 70's), but we would spend our days outside hiking, fishing, playing in the stream, chopping wood, and having an amazing time. Shannon posted a bunch of pictures from when her family was there this summer, if you want to see how amazing it is there.

When my Grandpa passed away, he left quite a large sum of money for his children. My parents decided to honor his memory and give their children something he had given them. They found a beautiful cabin about one hour away outside of Oakley, Utah and bought it for us.

I don't think our family could begin to thank my parents for the cabin. It is our place. When I was single I went almost every weekend for 2 months. Jayson and I honeymooned there. We've been there very often since. We love it there, and we love it best when we can spend time with family there.

After Christmas, several members of my family were in town, so we got together for a few days at the cabin. It was classic Livingstone...

Delicious food...


Oh Heck... (this is the Livingstone game. We play lots of games, but we ALWAYS play oh heck)



and the kids played together. Here Ian, Mae, Josh, and Sara watch Shrek on the laptop.

The next morning we took the snowmobiles up to the sledding hill. This was our only run all together, because Mae just wasn't having it.


Ian and Sarah B. sledding.

A few days later, we got together at my parents house. We did the usual...eat, play games, hang out and have a good time. Being together was enough of a celebration to merit one of those amazing chocolate bomb cakes from Costco. I think we pawned it off on Allison and tried to sing to her for her birthday, but she wasn't having it. The cake was mmmmmmm.....

It was so much fun having you guys around for a few weeks. Thanks for making the trek to our neck of the woods. Don't you think we should have a reunion this summer?

4 comments:

janae said...

Aren't cabins the best?! My aunt and uncle had one up Big Cottonwood when I was a kid (so only an hour away from Sandy), and when my parents got back from the mish they bought theirs just outside Heber. We love it!! Its such a fun way to bond as a family. I still think it is ultra cute that you guys Honeymooned at yours. How romantic!

The Jorgensens said...

I'm SOOOO jealous seeing those pictures...I am dying for a Utah reunion...I need to figure out a way to get out there this summer. A summer here w/o a trip to Utah sounds absolutely boring and dreadful. I think I'd die...

k e n d r a said...

yes!!

Shannon Bousfield said...

You know it doesn't take much to entice me to throw three kids and a dog in the car and drive 12 hours!

Do you have any more pics from sledding? I don't have any and I want to post SOMETHING on my blog about the fun we had. I still haven't posted anything since before Christmas. And I STILL have Christmas decorations all over my house. Someday. Someday I will be the organized person I want to be.