McCall Weekend Getaway 2014

This past weekend we visited McCall, Idaho, where we were greeted with blue skies, sunshine and roughly 2 feet of powdery white stuff. We rented a beautiful house with my sister’s family and her sister-in-law’s family.

(P.S. If you missed my video post from last years trip to McCall, check it out here). Here’s a peek into our weekend trip. It was a nice break from all the fog and smog we’ve had for what seems like the past month. We haven’t seen the sun for a loooong time.

Next time I think I’ll leave the laptop at home. I’m constantly battling my blog-aholic nature. It’s just hard when you love what you do and it doesn’t feel like work…

McCall Winter Carnival 2014

Here’s a look at the place:

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We played a-lot. This was the best part; being in the fresh mountain air with my boys. My son loved being tossed into the snow. He’s so brave and adventurous. I live vicariously through him (because I myself am a homebody/weany).

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We ate breakfast in but dined out otherwise except for evening snacks such as spicy guacamole or spiced honey roasted almonds. Both of these snacks were lovingly made by my hubby and are awesome ideas for any vacation!

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{Do it and see what happens:}

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The finished product: (Actually I made the cheese crepes at home and brought them with me for a fuss-free breakfast)! Genius? Oh stop šŸ˜‰

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It’s great to vacation alone with just the Mr, my son and I, but what’s super awesome about going with a group is the kids have a great time together. We also toured the town, admired ice sculptures, found ponies and caught a parade.

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Here’s the lot of us šŸ™‚

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And the two of us:

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What are you doing to get enough sunshine this winter?

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  • February 13, 2014

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. Family get aways are the best. Totally love your hair up;)…. Reply

    • Natasha
      February 13, 2014

      Thank you! šŸ™‚ It’s always up for work; faster and easier šŸ˜‰ Reply

  • Mariya
    February 7, 2014

    Your website is a blessing, especially if I need a good Russian recipe last minute and I either cannot remember and/or cannot get a hold of a family member. We’re expecting in July and I’m secretly hoping it’s a girl so I can name her Natasha! Love the site thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      February 7, 2014

      Awww. Sweetest comment ever šŸ™‚ Congratulations! I’m so happy you like the blog! Reply

  • Jill Williams
    January 29, 2014

    What lovely photos of you and your family, glad you all had a wonderful time, Jill Reply

  • Beautiful getaway. I love your hair up, gorgeous šŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      January 29, 2014

      Thank you Inessa :). Reply

  • Liz
    January 29, 2014

    Thank you. Enjoyed all your nice pictures. Have a Super-Duper Day! Reply

    • Natasha
      January 29, 2014

      Thanks so much Liz šŸ™‚ Reply

  • Gayane Gavin
    January 29, 2014

    Sorry I was trying to comment it wouldn’t work.. So I star again.
    Hi Natasha! Can I just say how adorable you are?? I don’t know how I came across with your website but it caught my eye (may be because of your name since I know Russian):) Your site looks great! And I watched couple of your video tutorials and I was so impressed!! I saw you guys were talking about the weather…I live in Michigan and 3rd day no school! It’s a record! The temperature has been like -5F or 1 degrees here! I am so sick of this cold!
    Anyways your pictures are awesome and looks like you had a great time:)
    PS: I love your desserts:) Reply

    • Natasha
      January 29, 2014

      Thank you so much for your compliments šŸ™‚ as far as the weather, yeah you definitely have it worse! That is painfully cold! Reply

  • Luda
    January 29, 2014

    You look so different (in a good way)with your hair up- I almost didn’t recognize you but it looks great! Lovely photosā¤ļø Love your website! Reply

    • Natasha
      January 29, 2014

      I guess I’ve never worn my hair up in any pictures on the blog. I wear it up to work all the time. šŸ™‚ Reply

  • January 29, 2014

    Your photos are so beautiful. Davids Hat is so cute! You and Mr. look very nice in the last, portrait worthy šŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      January 29, 2014

      Thank you so much my dear šŸ™‚ You’re so sweet! Reply

  • January 28, 2014

    Natasha what a great vacation you have there, I really want to go to now lol šŸ™‚ great pictures thanks for sharing!!!! By the way purple looks so good on you šŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      January 28, 2014

      Awwww thank you! It also happens to be my favorite color šŸ™‚ Reply

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