Mason’s class finished up their science unit today with experiments that they have been researching. Every child researched, planned, wrote about and followed through with a different experiment. One teacher, 15 scientists, 15 different experiments, all working at the same time…wow!
This past weekend the kiddos didn’t have a ski meet so we were freeeeeeeee! Sam had an awesome day at Keystone with four of his friends. I love that he is now old enough to ski alone with his buds. He has fantastic friends and I am very comfortable with leaving them to ski for the day. Of course, they are fourteen…..so I am sure they are not totally innocent:) While Scott got some work done, Alice and I went to the middle school to watch Ellie’s basketball game.
In the afternoon, the Young’s dropped their kids at our house and the adults headed to the Frisco Nordic Center for the First Annual Frisco Brewski. It could not have been a more perfect day! We skied around the nordic center, sampling beer and laughing til we fell down (mostly me). Scott, of course, crushed us all on skis! It was a fun day. Everybody at the brewski dressed in costumes, ranging from Big Bird to Stormtroopers. Here are a few of the pics taken.
I was slightly outnumbered by these Spartans, but believe it or not, I got more Chippewa call outs!
I think it was the cape:)
Happy Tuesday! Looking forward to another beautiful day!
To all the moms out there…can I get an AMEN? Not only does every activity overlap in January but we also have to contend with snow and cold (Brandie, you are one of the lucky ones, my little Cali friend). Actually, we love the snow but it does add a degree of difficulty when you are jetting from one place to another! And it has been COLD here. Last week I was so tired of working out inside that I braved the weather and Rosie and I went for a short nordic ski. It wasn’t too bad as long as you kept moving! Thank goodness I started out uphill.
This past week all four kiddos had nordic skiing after school. Mason had karate and percussion club and Paige had her first basketball game. I was a driving fool. Or a fool driving? Whatever.
Sorry about the awful basketball pictures. I took them with my phone and those girls won’t stop for a picture. I can’t imagine why?!?? Paige is #1 in red.
Mason lost his battle with sleep and was out the entire drive to the middle school nordic ski race on Saturday morning. It’s okay because he was just recharging his batteries for the day. I do have a few pictures of the classic ski races but they are on Scott’s phone and he is currently skiing uphill with Sam and Alice (by headlamp). Sam really enjoyed his first classic race and skied so well! Alice has improved so much and she had a great race too.
This morning Scott and I got out for a beautiful ski tour on Vail Pass. It has been snowing here for about three days and the snow if fantastic. As we skinned up, the snow was up to our knees and coming down was so much fun because it was just so deep! It was a fun ski date for sure! We are surely counting our blessing and being able to live in the mountains is definitely at the top of that list!!
There isn’t much to say except that I do take some pictures with my phone. The kids take about a 1000 times more but those are usually weird selfies with funny graphics. Here are a few pics I snapped from the good ole’ I Phone.
Sam wasn’t excited to see Star Wars….at all.
It’s been a little bit chilly around here. We’re hoping it warms up. Soon.
The selfie stick is pretty fun. Rosie even got in on the excitement.
Scott and Sam in their first uphill Skimo race. Go up, ski down, go up again, ski down. Go up….well, you get the point. And they do this at 7 am on a Tuesday morning!
Mason and mama waiting on the others after a long day of skiing at A-Basin. He is still smiling and that is so good!
We had our first middle school nordic ski race yesterday. It was ridiculously cold (like 18 degrees cold) and blowing. Sam has decided to race nordic this year instead of racing alpine, which has made our life soooo much easier. Because most of the alpine/downhill races are on Fridays, Sam was missing a lot of school and schoolwork. He made the choice to focus on his academics. He is still learning to skate ski so he didn’t finish as well as he would have hoped. Alice had an okay race but her fingers and toes were frozen by the time she finished and let’s just say that she wasn’t a happy camper. Overall, it was a fine first start to the season. I am praying for a warmer next race!
Alice’s final push into the finish.
The middle school boys start. Sam is in that group of boys. Spandex and below freezing temps don’t mix well!
We came home and warmed up by the fireplace. After dinner, we headed back out into the frozen tundra for (my favorite day of the year) the Spontaneous Combustion. The day each year that the town of Frisco burns everybody’s Christmas trees in an enormous bonfire. The town ends the night with fireworks. Love it!!!
It has definitely been awhile since I have been here writing. I apologize to my family and friends who like to follow along with our life and happenings. I decided to take a break before the holidays for a few reasons but mainly because I was just getting tired. This was the first holiday season in 14 years that I was working out of the house during the day, five days a week. It was most definitely an adjustment for me. I didn’t feel like I had the time to get anything done well. With that thought in mind I made the decision to give up a few things that traditionally I had done in the past (i.e. Christmas cards) and make time for some things that I could get done and do them without resentment or stress. So, this blog got dropped for a couple months and that is okay. I have been writing on and off here since 2008. Recently, Alice and I went back and read all the post from the very first until now. We laughed and I cried too. Of course, I mainly have focused on all the fun and adventurous things we have accomplished over the years but there were some hard moments in there too. Overall, we realized that we are so blessed to be living this full and awesome life! We have seen and done amazing things, even if you count numerous trips to the zoo, hikes and school events. Thanks for reading and waiting on me. I think I am back:) Maybe not quite as often, but back nonetheless. Happy reading.
Pretend this was our Christmas card…Sam (14), Alice (12), Paige (10) and Mason (8)
We had a wonderful December. It started out a bit stressful but ended with a lot of relaxation and much needed time off. Thank you to my parents, who could see that Scott and I (but mostly me) needed a break and time to finish some last minute shopping, took the kids to their house for a few days. They had so much fun. They ate out, went to the zoo, watched Christmas movies and ate more meat and dairy than I care to know about:) I am going to give you the December highlights in pictures. Enjoy!
So, the selfie stick might have been the gift of the year at our house. Instead of giving presents, we decided to have a cousins tubing afternoon and it was such a good decision! Mason (of course) was the
ham star of the winter program at school. This year, we bought our tree but hopefully next year we can continue the annual Christmas Tree hunt. The Werschkys braved the tourists and came to Frisco. We had a wonderful day celebrating…including ice-cream and Elf. Mostly, we stayed in our jammies, read lots of books, threw 100’s of snowballs, skied and spent wonderful time together.
Tonight we will celebrate the end of the season at the Spontaneous Combustion. Everybody throws their trees into a big pile and the town lights them on fire. We end the night with fireworks. It is one of my favorite days of the year!