I started to sing. Outloud. Crackily. Out of tune. I didn’t care. I was a bit discouraged and desperate. Getting down the mountain seemed hopeless. It was a loooooong way down from the summit to the base (4,000 feet). I was tired from 3 days of skiing with this non-exercised mom body. My legs felt like wet… Read More Muting the Whispers of Discouragement
Family togetherness is…well… togetherness at its BEST. And, worst. Last week, we took all the boys to Beaver Creek, Colorado snow skiing. We just love the Rocky Mountains! It was a dreamy, delightful, memory-making time. But, not without the reality of ugly moments. Moments of irritation and crankiness and feeling pressured with the expectation to have fun, fun, fun! I had… Read More A Week of Family Togetherness: Naughty or Nice?
My skin instantly recoils from the stark freeze of the mountain air. It is plum cold. Both my feet are strangley housed in robotic-feeling snowboots. The puffy, insulated snowwear is wrapped around my body. My head topped with a wooly scarf and a bobble-headish, protective helmet. I am ready. With 8 poles, 8 skies, and oodles of excitement,… Read More Day 17: How to Be a Southerner on Snow Skies