Due to owning a retail store, we usually need to stay pretty close to home around Christmas. Although it would be great to be with family, we always make the best of it and enjoy our time together. Some years we have hiked on Christmas Day, others we have gone on a snowshoe. This year, mainly because everyone received new hockey sticks and pucks, we headed to the skating pond. As it was the first time on our skates this season, we were all a bit rusty. We played a mean game of three on three. Girls v. Boys. The girls lost 5-1 but it didn’t help that one of the players sat in the snow bank and ate snow off of her gloves for most of the time:) There was lots of laughter and we all went home with smiles and some sore behinds.
Okay, I have tons of pictures and posts stacked up and not a lot of time to write them. Be patient with me; I promise to get to them. We have been busy with a move at our store, alpine ski practices, nordic ski practices, Taekwondo, decorating for the holidays, school programs, band concerts and much, much more.
Last Saturday, Alice had her very first (ever) nordic skate ski race. It was really cool for Scott and I because we raced downhill and this cross-country ski racing was all new for us. Imagine about 35 or so girls at a mass start, on skis….Crazy. Anyway, we were super proud of her. She did awesome, especially because she had only been to three practices this season (due to her skis being on back order).
It is fantastic to stand back and watch my kids. Whether it is a sport, a class project or instrument, they amaze me with their strength and determination.
Way to go, Alice! We can’t wait to watch you crush it at the next race!
Alice and her new middle school friend, Sadie.
Charging toward the finish line.
We are definitely on the countdown to Christmas. I guess I better start wrapping!
Yep. The Wescott crew headed out into the wilderness to find the perfect tree again this year. It is an interesting year for us because, as you know, we have a very large puppy. So with that in mind, I was pretty sure that a small tree would be good. Something that didn’t attract too much attention. Rosie will leave a small tree alone, right?
Nope. We got a large tree. I will admit that I did pick it out (BUT, with the idea that we would cut it down about 6 feet) and it is gorgeous. It is large. It looked a lot smaller in the wild. We don’t have a large home. And this tree takes up a good part of our not so large home.
Anyway, the trip out to find the tree was good. It didn’t take too long and we found it about 1/2 mile from the car. Nobody cried. All in all, a successful day.
My crazy crew with our not so small Christmas tree.