I am one proud mama today. My big boy skied so well this weekend and qualified for the US ski mountaineering team. He now has the opportunity to ski for the US team in Switzerland in March!!! Sam has been competing in skimo races for about five years and he really kicked it into high gear about a year and half ago. He started training with a coach this season and has grown by leaps and bounds. He had the world qualifiers in his sights all last year and we are so excited for him to see out his dream:) This is a “getting up before school, driving to the mountain and skinning up in the dark” kind of accomplishment. Nice work buddy!
Back to work and school tomorrow!
It’s been really fun exploring our new neighborhood. Just north of us is a golf course that offers free Nordic skiing in the winter (on groomed trails) and has a killer sledding hill. The kids and I spent an hour checking out this crazy hill. The sledding hill is so long and fast! Of course, in true Wescott fashion, the kids had to blaze their own paths….
We are loving this winter break and kinda sad to see it ending…
Each day is a blessing.
We made it. Everybody is now capable of going uphill! See ya later lift lines🤪
It was a cold but glorious day in the backcountry. Few bad days when you live here.
Deer Creek, Montezuma
12 pictures for 12 months of fun.
Last year at this time, I prayed that 2018 would be a better year. We struggled through 2017 and it was hard to see the light but, Thanks be to God, 2018 made for a fun, adventurous and sometimes tough year. Looking forward and praying for 2019.
Happy New Years!
This is a busy week in our little county. We are overrun by tourists. There is lots of traffic and everywhere we go is packed. We thought about skiing today but with it being a Saturday and a crazy week, we opted for something different.
Our little pond across the street from our neighborhood was a perfect spot for a fun morning together. And we were the only ones there! Unfortunately, Sam couldn’t join us because he had ski practice. We enjoyed a competitive family hockey match and skated around for almost two hours!
Happy Saturday, friends!
We have had a busy weekend of skiing. Sam had a couple ski mountaineering races and Paige has two Nordic races. Whew! Lots of driving for Scott and I this weekend! Here are a couple videos of our kids. We are so proud of how hard they worked!!! One more race for Paige tomorrow.
Here is Sam at one of the transitions in his long race today. He started out really well but had trouble with his skins and fell back. He was hoping to qualify for the world skimo championship in Switzerland but that didn’t happen today.
This is Paige’s first classic start. She had a great ski and qualified for the semifinals.
Have a great night!
I finally learned this year…to take the day off on my birthday! It was a great day. I read my book, Christmas shopped, went out for lunch and took a long ski. Everybody but Paige was gone on the night of my birthday so she and I ordered pizza and watched a movie.
Here’s to another year around the sun.
We are getting a lot of snow this November. It’s been fun to see the inches and feet pile up. Mason and Alice love to play outside. They built a huge snow-woman, threw snowballs and stayed outside until their fingers were numb.