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.


Lemme said... guys are freaking world travelers!!! you need to update more often...i can't get enough. are you guys going to jakes wedding?

jill said...

geez...looks like you guys are doing some serious relaxing and vacationing. Lucky! My brother in law is at whistler this weekend, I think scott and I need to take a weekend up there soon!

have fun in hawaii!

Linda said...

I am totally jealous. You guys are having way too much fun. Hope Hawaii is wonderful! Enjoy the sunshine for all of us here in the Northwest!

Jen said...

Serious travelers you two. And how do you ski with your camera? You must have taken a little point and shoot. Have fun in Hawaii. I wish I was going this week.

KellyAnne said...

WOw, helmets and all huh?
Looks like a way fun time. Hope you're enjoying the Hawaii sunshine about now!

genevieve said...

It looks like so you guys had so much fun in Whistler. It is so beautiful up there. I love the pictures of the goat. Your kids must have had so much fun.

cat said...

are you busy or something? i keep checking back for posts of hawaii!
i am excited to see pictures (of what we missed out on!)