Saturday, January 15, 2011

Skiing, 2010 and 2011…

January 14th, 2010…Mike and I went Skiing.


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January 15th, 2011. Skiing with Mike.

We had a blast and last year I fell once, this year twice. We did try the moderate loop, after finishing up our normal loop, so that means lots more hills up and down. I do fine up and on straight and level but coming down, well not that great. The weather was perfect and yes I did say moonlight skiing in my last post but I had the wrong month that’s next month but look here, it is sorta like moonlight skiing.

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I so love skiing with Mike. I love that he has so much to say when it’s just us. The life questions, the what if’s, the what now’s. And then lots of quiet too.

Here’s a couple just great pictures of the trails.

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Cross country skiing is sure a calorie burner. We went for better then 2 hours and according to myfitnesspal I worked off 1299 calories. I hadn’t eaten that many but that’s okay.

I have to tell you about my rescuer though. The first time I fell I could of probably gotten up on my own when I got back on the trail but here comes Mike and bends down and picks me up, like a sack of feed. I smiled and just went on. The next time I fell it was into a hole where a tree was blown over. I was going down the hill praying I wouldn’t fall on my left shoulder and up ahead was the hole, right on a corner and we met. I was on my right side, thank God, a limb stuck in my snowsuit with me, and upside down and backwards in the hole. My skis were going the opposite way I was but I got turned over, sorta, before here comes Mike. He takes his ski’s off, climbs down in my hole and proceeds to pick me up again. It’s so cool to have your son be able to pick you up. I’m not a feather weight by any means but I know last year he couldn’t of done that.

Like I said almost one year ago, if you have kids, go and do something with them. You will never regret it, ever!!!

Take care my friends. Have a terrific family Sunday. One day a week we make sure it’s always a family day. Jim and I go out to breakfast while Mike sleeps in. Then we get home and do something that all three of us want to do. Sometimes it’s just to watch a movie. Sometimes it’s working together, other times it a building project. Tomorrow is going to be snowmobiling. Mike wants to pull me behind his sled on my skis. Jim wants to watch and laugh. We’ll see how that goes. I love my guys.

God bless you all


Jess said...

Looking fantastic! Keep up all the hard work! I'm experiencing ski-envy right now. :)

als said...

You do look fantastic, and like you were having a great time!!!

I gave you an award! :D

Beth said...

What a great post. Sounds like a total blast! Great pic of mom and son, and great reasons to stay on track with the plan.

Enjoy the snowmobile! I'm so jealous!

Carolyn said...

Oh how fun and what a workout! Gorgeous pictures too.

Wii Fit & A Bet said...

You look so happy! I can really see the difference between this year and last year!

Maude said...

Those pics are just beautiful! I'm really jealous of all your snow..well, sometimes. This being one of them! I really love to x-c ski. Have fun!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

What a fabulous day! Your son is so handsome and how cool that he can rescue you pick you up! That must feel great! You have such a wonderful family and I can feel the love you have for each other. Thanks for sharing your pictures and about your day. :)


Anonymous said...

I'm sure this is a new awesome camera you're using- the pictures are just better and gorgeously clear!

There is so much love in this post, I was just smiling ear to ear through it all. Sounds like Mum and me, too. Family time is such a blessing! Enjoy your snow mobiling!

Anne H said...

Very lovely snow pictures!

EmptyNester said...

We had a nice family time with Birdie yesterday. It's always nice to have moments with our kids no matter how many are here!

Mike is going to make someone a great husband---it's obvious in the care he has for you. Does he have a gentle spirit?

The pictures are beautiful and the amount of calories burned makes me want to visit for about a month! LOL

Michele said...

What great before and after pictures!! What a kind being, Mike, is. You are so lucky.