Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Merry Christmas!

James and Becca made a snow fort in the front yard.

Kevin P is in the very back with Korey right in front of him. Becca is over to the right. This is Becca and Korey's first time on a Blue Square run!

Becca and Korey on a Blue Square

Becca Lee

Kevin P on a Black Diamond


Kevin M on a Black Diamond

James throwing Becca into the snow pile. The snow was very soft.


Sorry we haven't had a new post in a while. We have been very busy with the holidays. Kevin P flew in on the 19th, then we had James and his mom here on the 23rd. We went skiing/snowboarding with James. Becca taught him, well I should say, he taught himself. She really wasn't very patient with him. She showed him how to buckle his boot on the board and said, "OK. Let's get on the lift!"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kevin is HOME!

We picked him up at the airport at 3am last night.
He had a long day after flyng from Madrid to New York for 9 hours, then hovering over JFK airport for 1 1/2 hours. Followed by sitting at the JFK airport for 8 hours. Before flying out, he sat on the plane for over an hour. But he made it! He is happy to be home, speaking and hearing English. We are going skiing tomorrow, so we will post pictures tomorrow night.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Becca's Christmas Choir Program

Becca is in the school choir. They had a Christmas performance tonight.
Here are a few pictures......

This is Mercedee from my class.
We thought they were cute, since their outfits are almost the same.
Becca is getting so tall. She is only in 3rd grade and Mercedee is in 4th grade.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ski Utah! The Best Snow on Earth

That is what the license plates say in Utah. I don't know about the rest of the world, but I can't imagine it being any better.
We had quite a snow storm here this weekend. We thought it would mess up our plans to go skiing/ snowboarding, but Sunday turned out to be BEAUTIFUL. Three feet of fresh new snow to ski on. This is the first time this season we haven't skied on man-made snow. It is quite different. More fluffy.
Becca is becoming quite the snowboarder. She went down the bigger lift after a small bribe of any dinner she wanted (she is so easy, she only wanted Subway). We went on that lift 6 more times. It is challenging to her, but she refuses to give up. We didn't take any pictures this time. We just wanted to enjoy the snow (sorry).
One funny story about Becca and the ski lift. She was scared that she was going to fall off the other side of the mountain at the top. I think that is normal for anyone who has never been up there. But the last time we went up, she never got off the lift! There is a little pile of snow and you are supposed to be ready and just slide right off. She said her feet never hit the ground so she started screaming. I thought she fell when she got off the lift and I turned around to check on her. She was still in the seat making the turn! Luckily, there is a man working the booth and he turned off the lift and had to go pick her up and get her out of the seat! She said, "Well at least I didn't fall!" I wish I had the camera.
Kevin P will be here this Friday and we are all going (Kevin, me, KevinP, Korey, Kurtis, Becca, and Andrew) skiing/snowboarding on Sunday. We plan to get a family picture (minus Heather, she doesn't like skiing) at the top of the mountain. We will take the camera for new pictures. All the kids have their own equipment for snowboarding. They can't wait to try it out. We gave it to them as an early Christmas present.
Becca has already used her new snowboard twice. She is ready to teach James when he gets here for Christmas. I can't wait to see him in the cold! The temperature was 8 degrees at the ski resort. Oh wait, James??? Are you reading this?? Maybe I meant 80 degrees. Honestly it isn't that bad if you have the correct clothing on.

Monday, December 8, 2008

More Snowboarding and Skiing

We took Korey, Kurtis, and Andrew snowboarding. Everyone did a great job. Becca got to try out her new snowboard. I actually got my feet out of the wedge! YEH ME! It has taken me a LONG time to get this right. I just needed a little more practice.
Look at me! No wedge!!!

The boys, getting ready for their lessons.
Kevin is so cool!

Korey, waiting to get on the lift.

Kurtis on the ground....again. Actually, Kurtis likes falling. He was quite good at it.

Kurtis is in front and that is me in the red jacket. NO WEDGE! YEH ME!

Andrew was a natural. He loves skateboarding so we knew he would like this.
Kurtis is so cool! Look at that flying snow!

Saturday, December 6, 2008