Friday, February 8, 2008

Hittin the slopes...

On Sunday morning, we board a plane for Salt Lake City, UT for the annual Hall/Streeter ski trip out west. Last year, we traveled to Vail, CO for my first-ever skiing experience. I had two great teachers (my father-in-law and sister-in-law) on the first day and loved it ever since.
Many of you know that Matt landed hard after doing a jump on the first Black Diamond I ever skied down and broke his humorous into three pieces! He spent the second half of his vacation in Vail Valley Medical center where he got a 6 inch plate and 12 screws in surgery! He's got a huge scar to prove it. Well, I loved skiing so much that I was on the slopes while Matt was under the knife! :) Needless to say, there will be no jumping or tricks until we've paid that surgery off. Here are some pics of last years trip.

Clockwise from top left: Me and Shannon chattin on the slopes, Me and Matt on a peak, Matt being carted down the mountain in an emergency sled by the ski-medic, and Matt and his dad right after his fall (skis crossed in the background = mountain sign for HELP :)

Lilly, my favorite 3 year old (well, almost 3 year old) went on her first ski trip a few weeks ago. Paul and Kathy emailed me this picture to get me in the mood to ski so I thought I'd share it with you. I'm so impressed that 3-5 year olds can probably ski circles around a lot of adults.

Lillian Bruder - age (almost) 3
Remember that name. She may be a famous skier in the olympics.
She's a very driven little girl :)

I'll try and post when we're out west so you can experience 14 people in a house and skiing day-in and day-out. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Hey, just wanted to remind you to take your new camera you keep forgetting! ;) no more wish you could see it.