The Perfect Weekend

February 6, 2012

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On the radio the other day they were discussing the movie “Ground Hog’s Day”.  They posed the question, “if you could live one day of your life over and over, which day would you choose?”  You couldn’t choose the day your children were born or the day you got married.  I had a hard time coming up with a day that I wanted to live over and over.  What does your perfect day look like?  Well guess what?  Now I can answer that question.  I would want to live this weekend (especially Friday into Saturday) over and over and over again!

A Little Background:  Do you remember the HUGE Blizzard of 2003?  We started a tradition that year.  My dad was working out in California and we didn’t want my mom to be stuck at home by herself during a blizzard.  Also, Julie and I were both pregnant and thought it would be best if we were all together.  So in March of 2003, the Luebckes and Lords all headed over to the Coombs’ Party Palace for the duration of the blizzard.  It was AWESOME.  We got over three feet of snow over a several day period and we had fun playing games, watching movies and shoveling (done by the boys of course, the girls played the pregnancy card!).  Ever since then, when the forecasters predict a big snow, we pack up and head over to the Coombs house.  Of course now there are 5 more kids than in March of 2003!

So what did we do on Friday morning as soon as we heard school was canceled?  Yep….packed our bags and headed to Nana’s house.  The kids were so excited to play with their cousins and have a sleepover.  It is so fun to create these memories with our kids!  I am so thankful that my family lives so close.

What did my prefect day look like?  We started the day by hanging out and chatting.  The kids played some wii and did some electrical experiment with Bapa.  Chris had to work, but the rest of the adults played The Settlers of Catan (Cities and Knights version-which took about 2 hours)…..and guess who won (yep me.  I am EXTREMELY competitive so this again adds to the perfection of the day).  Then we all headed to the hot tub, complete with dares to go and run around in the snow.  We had an amazing dinner together and then settled in to watch a movie.  The kids played in the basement so we were actually able to watch an entire grown-up movie (I wanted to type adult movie, but didn’t want you to get the wrong impression).  I can’t tell you the last time the 6 of us watched a movie together that had more than a G rating.  We watched Red (PG-13).  It is a really funny movie.  I just love Bruce Willis.  The night ended with a stroke of genius on my part.  We introduced the kids to the game of Sardines.  We turned off all of the lights and I headed out to hide.  The other family members paired up (so none of the kids got scared) and tried to find me.  Once they found me (hiding in the secret room behind the TV), they got to hide with me.  It was so fun being all squished together trying not to giggle until the last pair found us.  We repeated this several times until it was bedtime.  The kids had a blast, but I think the adults had even more fun.  I am sure that this will be a new Blizzard Tradition. 

The next morning, Chris and I headed out for a morning run.  We never get to run together and it was so nice to be able to spend time together in the beautiful, quiet, snowy morning.  Definitely a highlight.  After the run, Chris headed out to Best Buy with Dad to pick out a new TV for the kitchen for the SuperBowl and Nana and I took the kids sledding.  The sun came out and it was a blast.  Then we came back to the house for another quick hot tub.

Alas, it was time to head home.  But the fun didn’t end.  We relaxed (after shoveling our driveway) and then I got to go out with the “Corner Girls”.  We had a blast having dinner out together and chatting about motherhood and life.  It was a great time! 

What a great weekend and it wasn’t even Sunday yet!  Sunday consisted of church, more sledding and a Super Bowl party at……you guessed it, the Party Palace.  All in all, an amazing weekend of fun and family.  Here are some pictures of our weekend.

Experimenting with Bapa
“The Office”

Catan Anyone?  Watch out, Lisa is competitive!
Bare Feet?  On the way to the hot tub!

Too bad they aren’t having any fun!
When you need refreshment, you need refreshment.
Wearing cousin Noah’s, hat
Dan drew the short straw of climbing on the roof and clearing off the Dish
Awww..a nice picture with Nana

Hey Nana, what are you doing with your right hand?

Oh, that’s what you were doing!


Check out the Gnome hat!

Look how high that snow bank is!

Sledding buddies

Sledding buddies

I have heard of heads in the sand, but heads in the snow?

I had to get out from behind the camera for a second

It was REALLY hard to get back up again!

Measuring the snow for a school assignment.  13.5 inches at 5 pm on Friday.  By Saturday Morning it was up to 17.5 and it had already melted a bit.

Tanner’s eyes are almost always covered by the hat.  How does he see anything?

Oh, the chunky

Makai catching some serious air!

Walking home from the sledding hill

JJ didn’t really want to go down, but laughed all the way down (until he got a face full of snow at the bottom)

So he got carried back up like this while crying.
Getting a football hug from Uncle Dan.

  I hope all of you had a GREAT weekend too!

The Perfect Weekend

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  1. Kristin says:

    Makai catching air and Chris fetching refreshments…priceless! Love it! Glad you guys had such a great weekend, Saturday night was a blast!


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