Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ski Racing

This winter, A decided that she wanted to try Ski Racing.  Some of her friends from school were going to try it as well so Jon and I agreed that it would be a great thing for her to do.  It reminds me of when I was a kid just a tad bit older than A is now and I would spend my Saturdays going to Ski Jammers.  This was not for racing but basically ski lessons all day long at different moutons/hills around the area.  It helped me to become a better skier and I do not regret that at all.

I took a "few" years off of skiing while having the kids and raising triplet babies but by luck of the draw, my brother won a silent auction to rent a house in Steamboat, CO and we decided it was time to get the kids into skiing.
Look at that smile!

We all now enjoy skiing and some of us snowboarding.  We live close to a ski hill and our kids seem to meet up with their friends at least once or twice a week to ski.  They also just joined their school's ski club.

We are proud of how hard A has been working on her ski racing.  She seems to really enjoy it and she was so proud that her first race ever, she had both sets of grandparents, Mom, Dad and K their to cheer her on.  She ended up with 7th place and was so proud.

Every Saturday we bring her to the hill for 5 hours of practice.  She has never complained and she really enjoys it.  As a family we all enjoy it and we continue to return to Steamboat year after year for a little ski vacation.  This year for Christmas, I received a new pair of skis and boots and they are AWESOME!  I am so excited to have some new gear.

Saturday A and I are off for another race.  I can't wait to cheer her on and also put my new gear on and enjoy some skiing myself.  Such a great sport and activity.  We are blessed to have the opportunity to ski so close to where we live.  So as my kids would say....."Shred On"!

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