Goodbye Feb, hello March!

We are digging out, or better yet the sun is out and melting it all away.  Early February brought winter and tons of snow. I don't mind winter if there is snow.  Almost 20 inches over one weekend. We don't pay for a plow, instead we snowblow and shovel. Our long driveway can be completed in about 2 hours with the 4 of us. 

Among the routine of work, school and life we got out a bit. Below are a few pictures form the last 2 months. Details below each pic. 

Spring Attitash ski day! Nic was in lessons and Chris is not yet cleared to ski from his hip replacement. 1/2 day in 55 degree weather, second half of day in downpour. 

Spring Attitash ski day! Nic was in lessons and Chris is not yet cleared to ski from his hip replacement. 1/2 day in 55 degree weather, second half of day in downpour. 

Dogs loving the snow, Scout more than Lucy. :) She tolerates it. 

Dogs loving the snow, Scout more than Lucy. :) She tolerates it. 

Chris and I are both pros with snowblower. Chris even repaired it a couple of times. 

Chris and I are both pros with snowblower. Chris even repaired it a couple of times. 

Inside shenanigans. 

Inside shenanigans. 

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Celebrated a birthday and the big V Day.

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Bus stop. Here, kids are required to go to school in snow gear. They can go out for recess unless it's below 20.

Cold days as the snow melts away. Nic is a ham.

Cold days as the snow melts away. Nic is a ham.

The start of College tours with Andrew. He successfully took the SAT. Lots of prep.

The start of College tours with Andrew. He successfully took the SAT. Lots of prep.

Day at the Museum of Fine Arts and surrounding city walk. Boston 2017.

Day at the Museum of Fine Arts and surrounding city walk. Boston 2017.

Snow hikes with the dogs at Steel farm.

Snow hikes with the dogs at Steel farm.

2016-2017 happy new year!

But first let's recap the last month of 2016 ... We decided, at the very last minute, to book flights to Utah for the Christmas holiday.  We were all super excited to go and see family and it was a wonderful jampacked trip. We packed very few clothes and lots of Christmas gifts. While in Utah we attended family dinners, skied Alta and Snow Basin, church, visits with grandma's and cousins, and the movies. We even snuck in food you can't get in Massachusetts a.k.a. Cafe Rio.

We came back mid week and still had plenty of holiday break here in Massachusetts. Leslie was kind enough to take the dogs for our impromptu trip. We drove up to retrieve the dogs and had a nice lunch and afternoon catching up with Leslie and Billy. 

For New Year's Eve, Chris and I headed into New York City to see Phish at Madison Square Garden. It was a 3-1/2 hour drive there. We waited in line and scored show posters and really enjoyed a nice long unique concert. After the show we headed to promptly home, another 3 1/2 hour drive back. New Year's eve drivers are nuts and we won't likely do that again.  Plus, all nighters are harder and harder to do, I like sleep . However in all and as expected, it was awesome!

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