Monday Night Fun

Monday evenings are usually pretty quiet around here but last night we were b.u.s.y.  Paige had her first basketball game.  Unfortunately, only three out of seven players showed up for the game so the ones that showed played for the full hour.  They worked really hard and were tired when it was over:)


Mason had a taekwondo test for his yellow belt as well so we hustled right from the game to his testing. He did great and knew all the moves in his form. He is really enjoying this new activity and taking it very seriously.


And now it is Tuesday!  I hope you all have a great day!


Another Weekend, Another Nordic Ski Race…



Alice and a teammate waiting in the chute for their start.  They were one and two to go (every 15 seconds).



I love this picture of Alice.  This was the face she made after she came through the finish.  She left it all out on the course and we are so proud of her.  She is definitely getting faster and is really enjoying nordic racing.




Sam had an alpine race on Friday but Scott and I both had to work so we were unable to see him race.  He had a ton of fun, stayed up on his skis and had a pretty good course time.  We are hoping to get to the next race and I can get some pics.

Happy Saturday,



It’s a new year!  Everybody loves a fresh start.  January is always a time for us to sit back and take a deep breath.  December is a busy time for most but because the holidays is our busiest time at work, it seems like we don’t get a chance to really rest and reflect until after the New Year has started.

This year….

I want to take better pictures. I am going to use some Christmas money and take a photography class.

I am going to buy less processed and make more homemade.  Hummus…salsa…nut butters…falafel…

I am going to run two half marathons.

I am going to put my phone/computer/iPad down and play more with my kids.

I am going to start lifting weights, along with running (well, I am not getting any younger).

There you have it, in writing:)  

Happy New Year!  May 2015 be full of joy (and some wine…).


(obligatory grandparent picture)


Happy New Year!!!!!

As usual we had a pretty low-key New Years Eve.  Our dear friends came up to the county to ski so we were lucky enough to spend the evening with them.  We had a quick (but not quiet; seven kids) dinner at our house and then we all headed up to Copper to watch the fireworks.  It was super cold but we warmed up with some hot chocolate/cider and watched a great show.  The next day we all skied together at A-Basin.  It was another cold, blustery day but skiing with friends made it all worthwhile.  We had a ton of fun, laughed a lot and froze our tushies off.



These kids have been friends for most of their lives.




Love my friend and running buddy!  It was so fun to catch up:)