New Year's saw us with both sets of grandparents in Colorado, at our usual stomping grounds in Snowmass. What an unusual occurrence in life, that both sets of grandparents are similar enough, pleasant enough and flexible enough to spend holidays together a week at a time, on a repeated basis. Thank you to four amazing and generous-spirited people who love us. (Readers, do you know any other families who do this? Where both sets of in-laws spend holidays living together in the same house for 5 days and get along well?)
We love Colorado. Another gorgeous, stunning place God made.
The scenery was, as always, nourishing to the soul.
We can't say as much for the snow. This is the trail we take to get to the main slopes. It was officially closed (no-brainer), but open to those of us accessing the resort from that direction. Not much fun. Bushes, ice, dirt, and a few downed trees from a wind storm (higher up the slope). The regular slopes had more rocks than we've ever seen, but as long as we stuck to the recently groomed slopes, there was enough artificially-made snow to make it worth it.
Thankful to Grandma, still skiing at 67, that she could take this family photo of us, skiing together again after Jason's first semester of college.
Jason tried out snowboarding for the first time - he really liked it and ended up doing 4 days on the board, and only 3 days on skis. You can see the Maroon Bells
in the background as he buckles in at the top of the Elk Camp area.
Below are three generations of skiers - my mom, my husband, and my son. I'm there, too, just behind the camera :-) We also got some good shots of the three generations of directly-descended girls skiing together: my mom, me, my daughter (Facebook only). Fun.
It's been so very lovely to have all this time with Jason, 5 weeks off after 4 months away. He goes back January 23rd. I'm enjoying each day. There - now the blog is caught up, no longer stuck forever at October 2011! I've brought it into 2012! This year will mark 8 years of extremely variable (but existent) blogging habits!
Posted via email from K's Café