Roderick and I got to enjoy Christmas at his parents new cabin in the mountains. SO much fun! It's at about 9000 ft which is a crazy height for our sea level bodies. The cabin is "in the middle of no where." Pretty much everything has to be brought up the mountains with us. We were able to spend Christmas relaxing and having a good time with most of his family. (His step brother and his wife are expecting a baby boy on Jan 24th-or they hope sooner- and had been given doctors orders not to go that far away from a hospital.)
We woke up to a fresh "dusting" of a few inches of snow the next morning. We went snow shoeing -first time for me! It was so much fun and SO beautiful. Had I not been so bundled up I would have had a lot more gorgeous scenery pictures to share from our new digital camera - Yes, Merry Christmas to us! (Yeah for bonus' and gift cards!!!) I only snowshoed for an hour or two... Roderick went for much longer, but he had a blast.
It was such a fun day! Unfortunately, it ended a little different than expected. We were supposed to spend all day Saturday -today- in the cabin and then come down tomorrow Sunday for church. As previously mentioned our bodies are used to sea level and the 9000 ft plus extreme exersion did not agree with my poor husband. He has a good, or should I say bad, case of altitude sickness. (Despite having drank tons of water and even some special tea that is supposed to help!) The best thing to do with altitude sickness is to get down from that extreme height. He was so sick and needing some sort of relief. Sooo...at midnight we found ourselves creeping down the mountain back to 5000 ft with a Very sick husband. Today he's feeling a little better, despite getting hardly any sleep last night. However, he's still barely speaking, only answering with nods and not really eating. Poor guy!
On the positive side as we were coming down the mountain we got the amazing news that our friends Natalie and Thad had twin boys. (They did not know that they were expecting twins, but she was carrying so big a lot people were wondering.) The boys were really big for twins with both of them well over 6 pounds - almost 14 pounds combined weight! They were also born on different days, one on the 26th the other the 27th! So as soon as we get my husband well we get to go see a couple of newborns!
Hope your Christmas has been fun, and maybe a little less adventurous than ours! I've been taking TONS of pictures so I'm sure there will be several posts on our adventures in the future!