Everyone arrived happy and ready to go, and even though we brought tons of gear with us, we still wore our snow-loving smiles.
Our primary purpose in being here is, of course, to ski, which we do with great enthusiasm. Every February, all five of us wax down the skis, warm up the boots, and take a break from city life in the wilds of Utah. We often bring friends with us, since our little condo has some extra space, and it's fun to be able to share. This year, it's my little godson Nicky and his family. Nicky is skiing for the first time ever this winter, and I have to say he is looking awfully smart in his goggles.
But it's not just skiing. There's some creativity going on, too. I was astounded at what Sarah did, absent-mindedly, with an empty plastic cup in the ski lodge:
That's a little dish pretty enough to store jewelry in! I finally finished knitting a pair of slippers for her, too. They are very easy to make, and warm, but I don't love the pattern (from this book): it always seems to have a little hole at the toe.
I hear there's more snow back at home - everyone is complaining about it. When you're in Park City, though, there's nothing to complain about when it snows. You just sit by the window and watch it fall -
- and then, when you're ready, you head outside to enjoy it!
Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy Presidents' Day. Stay warm, and remember your helmet!