Ok, I'll admit it, I was a little stressed out when I first found out that we were heading up to a cabin in the mountains, the day after Christmas. We do after all live in the desert, so we don't own a lot of snow gear or any for that matter! But luckily we have some good friends that we could borrow from (thank you Jensens, Churches and Sonerholms) and a couple thrift stores that actually had snow gear (surprisingly). A couple of things that we did learn for future snow trips: 1. Rain boots are not the same as snow boots. 2. If you buy hats and gloves specifically for a trip you should make sure that said hats and gloves are packed! 3. Our mini-van does NOT do well in the snow. Overall we had a GREAT time!!! Thank you sooooo much Uncle Paul and Grammy for getting the cabin and helping make some wonderful holiday memories!