Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Breck 2013

Although I need to be doing about a million other things right now, I wanted to stop and blog about our family ski trip to Breckenridge!  John Cole did not make the trip--I sure do miss him!--but I know he has been having a BLAST with Gran-Gran and Grandfather AND Nana and Pop.

This trip saw a lot of firsts for Preston.  His first commercial airplane ride.  His first trip to the mountains and most importantly his first time on skis.  Jeff and I love to ski.  Something about being on a ski lift looking at the wonder of God's creation really does feel like 'getting away from it all.' AND, I will admit (and I know Jeff agrees) whizzing down the mountain with the wind in your face and your skis ripping through the snow is pretty fun too!  So, we really wanted to take P this year so he could try it out and he did GREAT!  I was telling my Mom today I am kinda bummed we didn't get to stay one more day because P was doing exponentially better every day but I can only hope he has some muscle memory for next time :)

We had a great trip and P was actually quite fun to travel with.  You KNOW he never meets a stranger and he came home with not one but TWO sets of Delta wings and a trinket from the Pennsylvania national guard from an older gentlemen he struck up a convo with.  He always took time to speak to the kids he knew on the slopes--yes while skiing--because he just isn't going to let someone go by without speaking :)  He also now knows you can ask for extra cookies when the snack cart is brought down the aisle....

More later...but prolly not for a few days because moving day is SATURDAY!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fairy Tale Day

I will say that Fairy Tale character dress up day kinda caught me off-guard.....not a lot of EASY choices for little boys :)  However, I think the Mad Hatter may be one of my favorites and Preston REALLY liked it!  He was scolding me in the car this morning for "driving too fast and messing up his hat."  Love this precious age....and his school and teacher.

Hope all is well in your world.  Lots of packing/moving/selling/organizing still going on around here...but we for sure have a place to live after 1/26 so that's a REAL relief.  We will live in one of the finished Orchards homes while ours is being built.  We haven't even STARTED...and that could still be another month because the landscape architect is working on the irrigation plan, etc right now and wants to do another topography study on the our lot and the lots around it to make sure we get the slab/drainage right.  Soooo, we wait but I know it will be so worth it....

More later....headed to Breck early in the morning with Preston...can't WAIT!