Saturday, January 15, 2011

Com'on it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride...

I'm one of the leaders of the girls' in our church's youth group. The Young Women and the Young Men have had a yearly tradition of driving into the mountains, to a darling little farm, and they hope on horse-drawn sleighs for a magical night under the stars. There were 3 sleighs jingling (yes, the horses even had jingle bells!) down the moon-lit, snow-covered path...we were lucky enough to see a herd of stunning elk...and ended up at a cozy fire where we enjoyed donuts and hot chocolate :) I love our youth! They are so much fun, and this was such a fun wintery activity I got to enjoy with them! (It was a bit too cold, other wise I would've had Adam & Brooks come, but they stayed home where it was nice and cozy warm).
{on the farm they had these sweet dogs running around, and they even joined us the for the ride}
{Sharon, Melissa, me...fellow Young Women leaders...love them!}
On our way up to the mountain we drove by a Maverick gas station...I instantly thought of college up at BYU-Idaho and going their just to get their hot chocolate. It is SOOOOOOOOO good! Who ever thought gas station grub could be so good? ;) They have a creamer station so you can jazz up your drinks with vanilla, hazelnut, caramel, and other sweet flavors. I told the girls that were in my car that we'd get some on our way home. They loved it!!!
So seriously peeps, if you have a Maverick near you, go & get their hot cocoa, it's change your world :)

9 comments:

Angela Brian said...

wow you must have a fun ward!
+ those dogs are too funny!

i am jealous that you get to rock it with the young women!

primary sometimes feels like a run a sunday day care. :)

Eva Marie said...

this looks very rewarding and fun

b. lee said...

looks like u had a fun; splashin; nite * cheers 2 being a rockin' role model & having a good time while ur at it * I wanna go on a sleigh ride thru the snow :D sweet stuff!

Lauren said...

wow!! You are the coolest Young Women's leader!!! :)

Alli said...

That sounds amazing! I've never done anything quite like that. Sounds like it could also be a romantic date idea. It's a great idea for a youth group too. I would love to see some elk but they're just not in our area. I did see two deer on the way back from DC tonight which is strange because it was a populated area...

Thanks for sharing these moments with us (and you have some ah-mazing photos to go along with your words). Glad you had a good time!

Shalyn said...

I wish I was in Young Womens- I bet your girls LOVE YOU! And if I am not mistaken, it was a Maverick gas station that you, Kinzie and I met up at the first time we got together in Utah:-) Good memories!

Shalyn said...

Oh ps. You ROCK that red lipstick- I so wish I could pull that off!

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

what a fun activity. I bet they loved it.

Ashley said...

HOW FUN! I love all of these pictures!! And how cute are those little doggies!?

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