Thursday, January 8, 2009

It feels like forever since I last visited the Blog World.  The Holidays came and went in a whirl and our venture to Ski Country was a success.  

Even with the recession looming over our heads, Santa was VERY good to all members of our little brood, even Miss B got presents galore.  The cherubs got most of what they asked for and Mr. P and myself even got a few surprises that were truly wonderful this year.  Mine included 4 1/2 hours of massage.  Yeah Me!   

We headed up North early Christmas Day and had most of the town to ourselves.  Unfortunately, that first day, the cherubs were not able to ski because we spent it buying new skis, boots, etc. to get them set for the season.  

As you are all probably aware, although Mr. P's recovery from last season's horrific skiing accident is coming along, he is still in no shape to slap the boards on and head down the slopes.  He is still working on standing for more than 15 - 20 minutes without excruciating pain.  My heart went out to him last week, as the cherubs were racing down the slopes with sheer pleasure and gusto, Mr. P stood longingly (or actually sat) staring up and whining about not being able to join them.  He was a very good sport though, and spent the days using his new tailgating grill setup to cook everyone a hearty lunch to enjoy at noon.  Cherubs would ski right to the car, wolf down their burgers, dogs, sausage or chicken and head right back out to ski.  It ended up as a big party every day, as mountain workers, other skiers and the occasional passers-by would join us for our gourmet, tailgate lunches.  It was quite fun.  

The only damper on the week was that we got quite a bit of icy rain and it was brutally cold.  One day the temperature was actually -7 degrees - WITHOUT THE WINDCHILL!  Can  you say frostbite?!  The cherubs reminded me of the little boy from A Christmas Story, all bundled up and barely able to move, never mind hold their ski poles, get on and off the chair lift and then tuck down the mountain.  It was very comical.  

Mr. P and the cherubs will be heading back up North this weekend for some more fun in the snow.  I, on the other hand, will be happy to stay home with Little Miss B.  I have packing to do, as the following week, we are heading off to sunny Florida, for a little break from what I think of as the misery of Winter.  Sun, here I come!  

I hope you all had a great holiday and that all of your holiday wishes came true.  And I wish you all a fun-filled, love-filled, prosperous New Year. 



Chris said...

WOW! You sure are having a wonderful time! That's just great. Memory-building. :)

I love fun in the snow! We are feeling deprived because we haven't even built a snowman yet this year! I can't imagine how my kids would feel if they actually saw a SKI SLOPE with all that snow! ;)

Have a terrific time in FL! :)

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