Tuesday, January 19, 2016


"Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, 
just the first step."
-Martin Luther King JR.

Yesterday we celebrated MLK day!  We woke up late, ate eggs and oatmeal, 
and ran around in our PJ's throwing pillows at each other.   
If by chance in your mind you are imagining an idyllic "PJ pillow party",
you need to push that out of your mind.  This was war and tears.
Mr. Nielson and I also set up a obstacle course using balloons
 and our kitchen swings.  
We had a few more tears, bad sportsmanship, and one of us ladies wet our pants.
We finished off the morning together on the couch watching a movie.
(Have you seen Temple Grandin starring Claire Danes....a must see).
 Very Hygge!

After the movie we drove up to Midway here in Utah, 
which is about 30 minutes from Fox Hill.
We visited the amazing Ice Castles with our good friends
the Binghams.  Our families match up almost perfectly and I
am pretty sure that Amy and I are really sisters.
We wandered around the beautiful ice formations, and several times
I felt like I was in that scene in Superman...you know?
It was gorgeous and my children were blown away by the different ice sizes,
shapes, and colors.
I had talked up Ice Castles to Lottie weeks before we actually went,
and she was convinced that she had been invited to Elsa's castle.
 Naturally she wore her Elsa dress, crown, and red lip stick.
Lucky for us, Elsa actually was there taking photos with other little girls.
When Lottie spotted the trio (Elsa, Anna and Kristoff), she began stripping her
coat, gloves, and hat to look just like the ice princess herself.  
But when I suggested getting a photo all together, Lottie absolutely refused.
So we wandered to the refreshment area for hot chocolate and warm cinnamon rolls.
Besides, Lottie's best friend Ada had frozen feet.  It was time to go.
I've heard that vising Ice Castles at night is pretty amazing too. 
 The light around the ice formations makes it pretty magical.
(Next year!!)
 Ice Castles information HERE