We spent the morning x-country skiing. I debated on whether to keep our oldest out of school so that we could stay together as a family.
The debate ended when we crested the hill coming around Sovereign towards the Jungle trail and we saw this sight:
I had to lie down in the snow when JC exclaimed, “Nana’s light!”
Thank God for children, skiing, nature and Nana’s light.
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!