Friday, April 24, 2009

Trading Kids and Whistler Fun

My mother-in-law frequently watches my kids and yesterday and today she needed me to watch hers.  So as of yesterday, I can add "goat-sitting" to my resumé.  Jenny was somewhat of a runt when she was born so Margo (Mike's mom) has been nursing her back to health.  My responsibilities include taking her out to run around in the backyard every so often and attempting to bottle feed her every 3 hours.  My kids and Dakota think Jenny is all that, so watching Margo's kid has been a breeze!

After our super successful (and a little crazy) youth fundraiser dinner and dessert auction last Thursday, we tucked the kids in bed at Aunt Sar's house and Mike and I headed to Whistler (in BC, Canada) for a weekend of skiing.  Mike has been skiing about 5 times in the last year, but it's been probably 15 years since I've hit the slopes.  Needless to say I was a little nervous, but totally excited at the same time.  I'm happy to report that in two full days of skiing, there were no major wipeouts!  The weather was grand, the slopes were not too crowded, lunch at the top of Whistler and Blackcomb was fantastic, and we thoroughly enjoyed the company.  

Resting my legs

Riding the Peak to Peak Gondola, what a sight!  I kept thinking about how much my Aunt Lisa would be freaking out...she hates heights.

On our last run Friday, Mike and I had the mountain to ourselves.  Do you see any other skiers?

A view of the Village from the top of Blackcomb.

Stay tuned for Hawaii posts!  We fly out tomorrow for 9 days in paradise.