Sunday, April 3, 2011

Our First "Cousin Weekend"

This past weekend The Great White Hunter and I headed west to Frasier, CO to spend a weekend with his sisters, their families and his (3) cousins and their families. All and all there were (13) of us snuggled in a very nice cabin in the woods. We spent the weekend sledding, skiing (well some of us), hot tubbing, drinking, eating and of course watching some Final 4 action.
Friday evening we all arrived and enjoyed a very delicious pizza from the town of Frasier followed up by some hot tub time and then bed for the evening. The next morning TGWH and I was the lucky couple to cook breakfast. Everyone enjoyed homemade cinnamon rolls from, of course, the Pioneer Woman cook book and a couple of Longhorn Casseroles from, of course, a Kitchen Keepsakes recipe book. Everyone enjoyed it very much and I got the best comment ever that my cinnamon rolls tasted a lot like the cinnamon rolls you get at the State Fair. (Side Note – For those of you that know what I’m talking about here know that is really one of the best comments anyone could make about cinnamon rolls.) Some of TGWH’s cousins headed off to Winter Park to ski while along with his sisters, the kids and the husbands TGWH and I headed to the local kid’s sledding hill. We all had a blast sledding down this little hill for quite a while. Even Courtney, TGWH’s niece, did a solo mission down the hill which ended in a complete wipe out and a killer snow rash on her face. But, without hesitation she asked to go again along as her dad accompanied her. That afternoon TGWH and I headed to Granby to visit one of his jobs, had a nice lunch back at home and then tried to take a nap which was interrupted by Allie Face, TGWH’s niece, wanting to honk our noises. Saturday evening we enjoyed an amazing Mexican fiesta prepared by Jenny and Tracey, TGWH’s cousins, and then settled in to enjoy some great socializing with everyone. This morning we woke up to egg’s Benedict prepared by Linda with a little help from everyone and then we headed home. It was an amazing weekend with a fabulous bunch of people. This former single girl loves the family she married into and is looking forward to the next “Cousin Weekend”. 


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