Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Soldier Hollow!

Here we all are after getting done tubing. It was CCCCCOOOOOLLLLDDDDD!!!!

They even had "little" tubes for my "little" guy! Sorry Kolby! I meant to say BIG guy!

Trying to give Jake a quick start down the hill! Wooosh!!!

Jake thought this was just about THE coolest thing!


What a fun night we had! The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was hosting a sledding nightat Soldier Hollow. We have been looking forward to this for over a month now. It was in the evening from 6 to 8 and they even fed us dinner!! We had never been there before so we didn't know quite what to expect from it. Well! How cool is it that we got to go tubing down a 1200 foot sledding hill and didn't even have to climb back up! There was a motorized pulley system to do that for us! We just grabbed our tubes and sat down in them and the pulley did the rest!! The hills didn't look all that steep as we were being pulled up them, BUT!!!! We got COOKIN'!!! It was so much fun to see the boys so happy and hearing their squeals all the way down! I think I  heard a few from Josh as well! ( Sorry honey!) After about an hour, we went inside where we had sandwiches, chips, a Fuze drink,( has only 2 carbs in it!) and cookies all provided by the JDRF. Then, they had a raffle and gave away some cool prizes. They really tried hard to make this event a fun one and to make these kids with Type 1 Diabetes feel special. They never called our numbers but Jake got a really cool ski hat because he was diagnosed within the last 3 months so he was happy about that!  We tried to take pictures of all of us being pulled up the hill but it was kind of dark and our camera is not the greatest thing ever. (I tried to fix the "red eye" in some of them if you were wondering why we looked so scary.) And, the temp outside was a toasty 17 degrees so that didn't help with our frozen faces! But it was so much fun and it is such an amazing organization to put together such wonderful fundraising events for us! Cant wait for the next one!

7 comments:

Pati Nanni said...

its amazim, in my state ( Ceara/Brazil) the the temperature is above 20ÂșC lololo.. i never see snow but this pic are amazim!!!bless all

Karen said...

That is looks so fun! Man I wish I could've been tubing with you. I can't believe you lasted an hour though in that cold. I would've been so freezing! I'm glad you guys had a fun time! :)

Texas Turleys said...

That looks like so much fun!! How did you guys stay warm for so long? :) What an awesome thing that the JDRF do for the kids!!

Birrell Family said...

Josh is a squealer? That is a way fun place to go... it does get pretty cold up there though. Don't you love how they can so easily pull us up the hill? Sledding will never be the same! Glad Jake is doing good.

{leah} said...

Looked like you had so much fun!!! I haven't been tubing in so long. I dont' theink the boys have ever been.

The Foulgers said...

What a fun night for your family. How cool that they pulled you back to the top of the hill. Although I have to say I'm freezing just looking at your pictures!:)

Thomas Family said...

I love that Mandi!! What a great event. You all look great. :)