To say that I've been waiting for this particular ski season a long, long time would be a bit of an understatement. You see, I grew up in a Colorado ski town. We had a four-day school week (yes, it's true!) and students got free ski tickets on Mondays when there was no school. From as far back as I can remember, my parents and my brother and I would load up a backpack of high-carb snacks and spend our long weekends on the slopes. It's one of my most favorite memories of childhood, and it's something I wanted to recreate for my own kids. And as soon as Hayden arrived back in 2001, I started calculating exactly how long I would have to wait to strap a pair of boards to his feet and turn him (and his future siblings) into little ski bums.
And this year, it happened. We officially started skiing last year, but with Riely limited to the bunny hill (and wearing a harness to keep her from approaching mach speed while descending it), and Hayden ready to tackle the greens and blues on the bigger mountains, we rarely got to ski all together as a family. Mike would take Hayden up to the more advanced terrain and I'd let Riely tow me down the beginner runs. But the first weekend skiing this winter, after a few practice runs to hone the snowplow skills of Miss R, she finally ditched the harness and we began life as Skiers of the Big Mountain. It looks very official when I capitalize and bold it, no?!
We even ventured outside our home ski turf and spent a weekend in Steamboat Springs at the beginning of 2011. The kids were awed by the gondola and sheer size of the ski area (it's much, much larger than our normal stomping ground of Sol Vista) and it was such a blast to spend time with them in what I consider my "natural habitat!"
Of course, I had to make a page documenting the event (and I used the February Jenni Bowlin kit to do it!) So here ya go!
We Ski | supplies: Bazzill Basics cardstock in Powder, White OP and Java + October Afternoon School Eraser paper + Sassafras Woodland Whimsy alpha + Doodlebug buttons + Basic Grey brads + Jenni Bowlin label + Fiskars scallop scissors + Veteran Typewriter font + misc clear buttons
I fussy-cut the snowflakes from the October Afternoon paper because I liked them on a white background (rather than the yellow they were printed on). This also gave me the chance to stack them and add dimension by adhering them with foam squares.
Hope you are enjoying your wintery Wednesday!