We had an absolutely stellar morning on Sunday. It is incredible to be skiing together as a family. JC leading the way. CC skiing on his own and being pulled behind the Chariot. OC enjoy his snacks and watching his brothers under his blankies wearing a pair of snow boots he wasn’t too sure about.
Spontaneous pictures before we started off:
Zipping down the hills:
Going down the Jungle Trail. CC’s first time. He was wondering if the tiger was real. Nope they are all painted cardboard sweetie!
JC and I even ventured through the fresh powder to hit the animal trails. We even saw some tracks. Does this look like rabbit?
One last look at the ski:
After the ski, we went to visit mom and dad. Here’s what I wrote after visiting them.
Life is about sun and darkness, health and illness, and living life with every privilege, challenge and blessing we are given.
We’ve had a few hurdles to overcome lately! Do you get that impression?
One of our barriers to jump over has been our cars. More than once in the last few months, I have left my interior light on which has cause my battery to die. Just over a month ago, right before my mom’s surgery in Vancouver, my husband was in a car accident.
This morning we woke up with my husband’s car leaking fluid, probably related to the accident. He then was planning on taking my car, but my car had a dead battery! With stealth speed and a positive attitude, he managed to maneuver his car into position, jump my car and then get to work! Whew!
This left me to first bike ride JC to school, then down the other way to CC’s preschool and now back home. We will do everything in reverse in about an hour.
We did it all with a smile on our faces in the -10° weather.
Here are the boys ready to go:
Here I am on the path to CC’s preschool. CC and OC are in the chariot bike trailer.
All I could thing about as I rode was mom’s words as she walked out of the hospital yesterday and she breathed in the cool crisp air: “ahhhh, that feels good!” I agree Mom!
I have skied since I was a child, but I can’t say I loved it. I have memories of whining alot when I skied… oh that’s where our three year old gets it from!
Since having our oldest, almost six years ago, I have been cross country skiing and loving it. My great friend, Diana, got me into you, got me organized, and inspired me to train to climb to the top of the mountain. Now there has been no turning back.
Being a mom of boys, the reason that I love cross country skiing, is the exercise I can get when my boys are having fun too! I pull a chariot that my boys can ride in or I can “drag” them behind on their skis. Fresh air, white snow, beautiful mystical trees, sunshine above the clouds, who can ask for more?
Now we even has a dog trail so the whole family can have fun while exercising.
I really believe that cross country skiing is one of the best family activities I know. Everyone sticks together while going at their own pace. We often have Nana and Papa joining us on the trails. Also our lodge serves healthy snacks: granola bars, sandwiches, soup… no french fries in sight!