Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February in New Hampshire

Two long winters in the Upper Valley have helped us realize that this is a very typical February....

 sled rides, and snow eating
snow tracks, and happy faces,

sad boys when it's time to come, and rosy rosy cheeks from that bitter cold,

 ski jumps in the backyard thanks to dad...he would literally go out at 7:15 in the morning to practice
s'more making, and ice sculptures....

winter break = ski camp for Damon

February = hot chocolate from King Arthur Flour for me

and don't forget the rosy cheeks for this guy. This kid loves to ski. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013


An all time favorite photo
My Valentines

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Ski Lesson...For Me?

Lots of pics...well....because we are cool. 

My dear friend, Maren, and I....we, uh... well we both grew up minutes, yes minutes from multiple ski resorts on in the Rocky Mountains of Utah.  Greatest Snow on Earth Utah,  Yet, neither of us ever skied until January 2013, in Vermont.  (I put skis on once a few years ago, but I say it doesn't count because I don't feel like I did a thing except attempt to walk around in them)

 There was a great deal at Sugarbush Ski Resort for first time got a full lesson, and chair lift pass for $29.   We  agreed we had to do it.  Together.

the only time either of us part was that she was just standing there not moving, and lost her balance.  

aahhhhh!!!!  A real chair lift!  

Maren was killing it by the end, and rode the chair lift at least three times....I on the other hand, rode it once, and was literally terrified, scared for my life, and swore that if I went any faster that I would end up with a broken limb.  (Apparently I wasn't even going that fast, but I swear it felt so much faster!)

Overall, it really was a super fun day.  I'll definitely feel more comfortable next time I take a lesson.  :).  and Yes, there will be a next time.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Backyard Adventure

This is what we do on Sunday afternoons, in January, in New Hampshire.....wouldn't you?

 I'll never get the obsession with sticks.