Well, if you read my last post, you know that we were debating whether or not to go on with our trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico, last week because Aaron became ill right before we were supposed to leave. After taking him to the pediatrician, we were informed that he did, in fact, have a very very mild (and very early) case of "regular" flu, but the doc said that by the time we got to New Mexico, he would no longer be contagious. So, we decided to go on with the trip (especially after both boys started wailing when we told them we might just go home.)
So, we arrived in New Mexico last Friday night at around 8:00 p.m. It was a VERY long drive, but we made it there, and it was beautiful. The cabin we stayed in was up in the mountains and had the most amazing view. There were mule deer grazing freely all around us. There was snow on the ground, but not so much that it made it impossible to drive. It was just....beautiful. One of the days we were there, I went and sat on the back deck, facing the other mountains around us, and I was just amazed at how quiet it was there. Nothing but the occasional sound of a bird flying by or the snow dripping off the roof. Just so incredibly peaceful and quiet. Wonderful.
Aaron rebounded very quickly, and we all had a great time. The best part was taking the boys to the snow park. They had man-made snow hills that you could go down on in inner-tubes, and we had a blast! We also took the boys bowling, which was Aaron's first bowling trip. He absolutely loved it! It took the ball like a whole 2 minutes to make it down the lane after he pushed it, but with the help of gutter guards...he did really well. :)
I'm glad we decided to go. It was quite a task getting there, but it was well worth it. The kids had fun despite all of the obstacles, and it was just nice to get away for a while. I can't wait to scrap all the snow pictures!!! :)