February 15, 2014

Sierra had her ski race today. It was warm, and the snow that was falling was heavy and wet (very atypical for our region), which made for fairly sticky racing conditions. Even so, she placed second in her division with a race course time of 34.28 seconds! You know what the most incredible part about … Continue reading February 15, 2014

February 14, 2014

It’s another powder day here in Pinedale! Manlegs and I hit up the resort and made fresh tracks all morning. Since our schools let out early on Fridays we picked up Turbo and headed back up to the hill to take some runs with her before it closed. She was pretty hyper. I mean, it’s … Continue reading February 14, 2014

February 13, 2014

Man…I really hate Valentine’s Day. I always have, and I can’t forsee any reason why I always won’t. If you know me, this probably isn’t surprising. For one, I’m a cynical and beautifully realistic person. For two, I just don’t really get too jazzed up about holidays in general, except Thanksgiving, which I love. I … Continue reading February 13, 2014

February 12, 2014

Today I strapped a snowboard on my feet for the first time in probably 5 years. While I am a fully capable snowboarder, I am more naturally a skier. It’s quieter in my head when I am skiing. There are no exclamation points of panic. However, in getting Turbo to venture into new things, and … Continue reading February 12, 2014

February 11, 2014

We’ve had to do some serious rearranging of Turbo’s schedule since she is now pursuing snowboarding in addition to her skiing. This is not easy, but it’s worth it. Look at this kid’s schedule…this is our everyday, you know? We wouldn’t change a thing. Happy Trails, Laura   Continue reading February 11, 2014

February 10, 2014

Well, we’re watching the women’s downhill portion of the Olympics, and Julia Mancuso (who Turbo idolizes) is getting ready to run. Turbo: “How fast is she going to be skiing?” Manlegs: “Probably at least 70 miles per hour, maybe faster.” Turbo:”…” Manlegs: “What are you thinking?” Turbo (squares her shoulders and looks very determined): “I’m … Continue reading February 10, 2014

February 09, 2014

One of the hardest things to do is to go outside of your comfort zone, or box, as I like to call it. We humans like our comfortable settings, and it can be so, so difficult to break through that wall and push ourselves into something new. It’s hard. It’s even harder to get your … Continue reading February 09, 2014

February 08, 2014

Still snowing! White Pine (our local ski hill) was EPIC today. Turbo struggled because she just doesn’t weigh anything, and so the powder won, for the most part. As long as she stuck to the black diamonds she was okay (although she informed us that she still did not go fast enough), but any of … Continue reading February 08, 2014

February 07, 2014

It’s been snowing for the past week, and Josh has been gone. But today….ohhhh, today, we actually had a day off together and we went to the hill. Josh hauled a couple snowboards up and I took my skis and we played in the powder. It was knee deep and just amazing. I took a … Continue reading February 07, 2014

February 06, 2014

You know what’s pretty awesome? Picking your kid up from her competitive swimming lessons and seeing the coach dancing because she is so excited about Turbo. You know what’s even more awesome? Having your kid’s coach tell you (while dancing) that she wishes she could make us sign a contract like in college football that … Continue reading February 06, 2014