Saturday, January 22, 2011

Our skiing adventure: Part One

So a while back a big group of us decided to go skiing together. Most of us had never been and were all excited to experience this together. We decided to drive, which ended up probably being the best since we are constantly dealing with ear infections and going up in an airplane wouldn’t have been too much fun! My Dad was going with us (my mom had to work) so three adults and two one year olds (I refuse to say 2 year old yet) loaded up and headed north. We left a few hours before bedtime and drove through the night. It really worked out pretty well…well Madelyn had a few REALLY bad poopy diapers along the way. It involved a few changes of clothes and a plastic bag! Anyways other than that the girls did GREAT!!

Although we are the proud owners of a dual screen DVD player. LIFESAVER!!!


My good friend Kristi sold us their almost brand new one when they found out we were looking and they had bought a new car. Thanks guys! We love it and not sure what we did with out one.

The other thing that got us through the LONG drive was the girls new Magna Doodles…they LOVED them.

Both girls completely asleep holding them.



We got to Leadville, Colorado about 1 the next day. It is such a cute little town and they had TONS of snow. There was something like a 50 inch base when we got there.


Check out the icicles! They went from the roof to the ground.

I made Chris stop and take this picture.

IMG_8340 We didn’t ski the first day there, we just went and got our skiing stuff. The girls are too young to go to the daycare there, well they aren’t potty trained and they are supposed to be before you can leave them. So with 20+ people and a babysitter (Laura and Paige, who I wished lived closer!!!) we figured it all out! Thanks to everyone that took a turn babysitting, Chris and I truly appreciate it.

Chris and I getting ready to head out the next day.

IMG_0075 It was SOOO cold there and we were all bundled up! I don’t think I have ever had to wear that many layers.

Sweet Lily! Who I might add is an amazing skier! Much better than a lot of the adults.


My ski school buddies! Matt and Sandi (I have known this family since the 5th grade)


Ski school


Let me stop to say I believe this was the last picture taken of me upright! I didn’t do well in ski school…I hated it. I literally cried after it was over. Don’t ask why but I did. I would have been completely ok to take off the skies and never look back. I was done…at that point.

My Dad who had not been skiing in 25+ years and Chris went off on the ski lift while I was in ski school. While on the ski lift my Dad dropped his pole which landed down a black trail. OOPS! They decided to go ahead and try to go down. Chris snowboards and has been many times, he was fine but my Dad was going down a black after not skiing in forever and with only one pole!! Let me tell you he made it down but not with out falling and over an hour and a half later. I think he is still sore! He is ok but has a good story to tell.

My Dad

IMG_0084 After lunch Chris and my Dad convinced me to try the bunny slope.

Here is what it looked like…

IMG_0085 I had trouble with it all…I fell more times than I can remember. I was completely beat up and sore.

The girls were glad to see us when we got home but I know they had a great day with Paige!

With that many people in the house the girls got quite spoiled to getting what they wanted all week!

IMG_8223The girls had to help me eat after not being with me all day! those outfits will never be the same.

IMG_8242 There was always lots of games going on and the girls were never far behind to “help”

IMG_8244 The girls with Christopher


Issac trying to explain to the twins about the game…ha!


More Later!


Anonymous said...

I think it took me three trips to get the hang of it! (I didn't ski for the first time until I was 25!) You should join us in March! Plus, the later you go in the season, the WARMER it is! Hope our girls do as well as M&K did! I think we're going to drive, too, so we'll have to get some Magnadoodles!

Stephanie said...

I hate skiing too! I loved being there, but didnt want to go ski anymore! lol
Looks like a great time! So glad you had people there to help out!!

Anonymous said...

Did you ski at Ski Cooper in Leadville? We actually live in Summit County. I came to your blog through Suz's blog and have loved "watching" your sweet girls grow. Many, many blessings, Anneke

Elizabeth said...

Anneke, we did go to Ski Cooper! That is so neat, we LOVED it there and I am sure we will be back.

Romberg Family said...

I came across your blog through Savvy Little Women. I also live in Tarrant Co. TX. and have a daughter named Kinley! :)