Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Winter's End, stories of snow skiing and other wintertime happenings

Wrapping up our winter season with various celebrations and good times...

From start to finish, here we go!

New Year Fun...

We kicked into the New Year 2015, as a family, with a big steak and lobster dinner at a cowboy restaurant.  Titus named his lobster "Seabill", then happily ate it all.

At home, we toasted with energy drinks to stay wide awake until midnight!  Then, when the clock struck twelve, we did the silly grape tradition of putting one grape in our mouths every time the clock struck, until twelve giant grapes crowded our cheeks.

We also did a lot of birthday festivities with my Grandma before she went back home to Arizona.  She turned 80 this year!  She is beautiful!  We had a fun girl's day out getting pedicures and viewing Christmas lights, and going out to dinner.  The boys and I also took her out for a Mexican food lunch for her birthday.  Happy 80th Grandma!

Snow Ski Adventures...

After the holidays, we jumped right into snow ski season!  We tried to make it up to the mountain a few times this year.  After all, we DO live in Colorado!  

Our amazing friend, Derek, took the boys on the mountain for a special treat on weekend!  They loved every second of it!  And they all agreed that this trip was their favorite this year!  Derek taught them a lot and we are so thankful for him!

More mountain days...

Spending a day on the mountain with their school and with friends!

Daddy was able to come watch one weekend!  
This was a highlight for the boys! 

Kotah tried snowboarding this year!

And other randoms...

 We spent a lot of time at one of our favorite spots, 970 Muscle, this winter too!  I cherish having a gym that's a home instead of a business, athletes who are teammates instead of strangers, a place of power and change instead of a place of unfilled promises. 
Perfect progress happens here and I am absolutely grateful for this facility! Outside of my own home sweet home, there is no place else I'd rather be. 

Kotah killing it in the gym!

Celebrating one of our best friend's (Derek's) birthday, gym style, with pinatas, for muscle men to destroy! 

Outdoor winter hiking with one of my very favorites!

A special night out in the town...
celebrating as Derek received a very special community award.

Running with my youngest!

Breaking up the week with a spontaneous family dinner out to the Japanese Steakhouse!

Cameron spent a lot of time at his new robotics class!
 Here he is showing Chris the robot his team designed and built!

Oh and this happened...

Just a lil injury from playing with our puppy

But, I can still workout!

So many snowy and cozy minutes!
This is our Winter's End!

See also:

Colorado weekend winter getaways:
to Aspen

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