Family Traditions: Finding the Perfect Winter Getaway
Family traditions are fun little rituals that are passed down from generation to generation. They can be as simple as making your family's favorite jello salad for Thanksgiving, going to the movies, or traveling to see your relatives for the holidays.
Last year my family wanted to rent a cabin in the mountains. We have talked about doing it for years, and then we just decided to make it happen. We looked online and found several cabins to rent, picked the one we wanted, packed the car, and took off for a new adventure.
Choosing a cabin online is a little scary. We only saw a few pictures and weren't sure if there would be enough to keep all the kids occupied. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised. The cabin had a huge 4-queen bunk bed in one room for all the kids, a big screen to watch the football games, a large table to play games, and a tabogan run right out our back door. The cabin was deep in the Park City mountains and the snow and aspen trees in the area were magical!
Every day we packed the kids and their sleds in the back of our truck and hauled them to the top of the hill.
Each of them took turns sledding down the mountain and found ways to make their sled go faster. This was one of the highlights of the whole trip!
The memories we made at the cabin were so strong, that our kids have begged us to go back again this year. So that is exactly what we are doing. We went online and picked a different cabin in a similar area. We have created a tradition. We have packed our sleds, snow clothes, food, favorite games and sleeping bags. We love being together nestled in the woods, deepening our family connections, and building new memories.
This year we are looking forward to delicious food, fierce Phase 10 matches, hot tubbing, air hockey tournaments, and of course... sledding. I don't think anyone will be disappointed.
What are your family traditions? What activities do you and your family like to do together?
About the author:
Jill Greenlaw has a banking background. She gave that up 17 years ago when she got married and started having kids. She loved being a stay-at-home mom while raising her 4 beautiful children. A few years ago, Jill went back to work in sales. She recently joined the Mom It Forward team and is the Editorial Manager. Her interests include camping, motorcycling, boating, photography, reading, cooking and traveling. Put her in flip flops anywhere warm and she is happy.