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Friday, September 03, 2010

.And this is why we moved to Colorado!
all of us with a ski pass in hand.
I don't know if I have ever seen Jeff so happy.
yi, yi, yi - as a New Mexican native
I sure hope I can catch on to this skiing every Saturday thing!

Do you ski?
Any tips?

31 comments:

Mindy said...

tips?.....don't take 4 little kids all by yourself to teach them how to ski. (David learned the hard way :))

Barb said...

That is wicked awesome. Skiing is absolutely my #1 favourite family activity. Bar none.

andrea said...

We also have season passes and ski every Saturday through the winter. It is the best family activity. Tips--definitely sign the kids up for a few lessons. They will be skiing circles around you in no time.

Jill said...

I have never been skiing so I'm clueless, but how fun for your family!

Kendra said...

Make sure YOU take lessons and battery socks and handwarmers in your gloves are a lifesaver! Have fun!

Amy said...

Avoid trees and face-planting. :)

Nora from Chicago said...

Buy a really cute apres ski outfit and hang out in the clubhouse. Think "mommy time".

LJ, DC and ML said...

OH boy. I'm totally with Nora on this one. Let Jeff and David teach the girls. Have fun!!

michelle said...

Wow! What a great family activity!

When we lived in Denver, my dad was a big skier and was always trying to convince me to go, but I was afraid. I finally went with him and loved it. Then we moved to Pittsburgh. I went skiing there with some friends and hated it. The skiing in Colorado is way better and way less scary because the slopes are so wide!

Price Cream Parlor said...

I would enroll them in ski school. And, if you are new to skiing, do it too! Our family does snowboarding. And, being the only girl I wasn't about to be left home every weekend! So, I had to man up and learn! Now, with that said, my 7 yr is better than I am now...but I still go.

Lessons
Lots of snacks and lunch in the car as the lodge is too expensive each week
Helmets!!

Good luck, have fun! These are great memories indeed!

Laura said...

My very worst mother moments are when I try to teach my kids how to ski...so yes, lessons are a must. Have Fun!

Laura said...

My very worst mother moments are when I try to teach my kids how to ski...so yes, lessons are a must. Have Fun!

Juli said...

Ski school. Drop the kids off and pick them up 2 hours later, after you've had a little black diamond time with your hubby. Also, snow boarding is actually easier for some kids - you don't have to worry about crossing your tips. I've found skiing to be a great family activity. Even if you don't say a word to each other on the slopes, the lift is good talk time.

By the way, I'm so jealous that you're in Colorado. I miss New Mexico (though Australia is fun too.)

CAW said...

Love to ski- in the powder (MT, CO)
not the ice of NC so we have not taken our daugther- she is 6
if you are extending an invitation we might take you up on your offer- hee hee

The Trammell's said...

Can't wait to come visit! Love you guys!

Nora from Chicago said...

What?

"Moguls" aren't Donald Trump and Warren Buffet?

"Black diamonds" aren't valuable stones on a ring or bracelet?

"Lifts" aren't alchoholic pick me uppers or things that short men put in their shoes?

Dang! I don't think I like this "skiing thing".

"Ski PASS" That's a phrase that I can relate to!

Brittany said...

I absolutely love this picture! You guys are the cutest!

Marie said...

Oh, that is so exciting!

Charlotte said...

You know, I grew up in Denver and have never once been skiing. . . . I fear I may be an imposter.

Elisa said...

Get a good book and enjoy the fire in the lodge...thats what my mom did!

Anjie said...

Skiing is super fun and a great couples and family activity. You will love it. Take lessons at first. Lots of adults do and it is the right way to start. Husbands are NOT good teachers!!

Miss you and hope all is well. Your house looks darling!

crystal said...

"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn."

That is my skiiing advice, & if you can quote the movie I will send you homemade mint brownies!!!

Nora from Chicago said...

"Better off Dead?"

Nora from Chicago said...

Just reread my post. I was responding to Crystal - the movie, I believe is "Better Off Dead". THAT is certainly not my tip or suggestion about skiing!

If mint brownies are involved, please send them to Pink and the Pinkettes!

My idea of a balanced meal is to always eat 2 of something - - so believe me, I do not need to eat 2 mint brownies!

JENNIFRO said...

Tips??? Update already!

Tasha said...

I haven't been skiing since college. This winter I am going to take a couple of lessons. I would say lessons for the little girls. It will be well worth the money. I tell you Kristi, you spread this infectious thirst for life and make me want to soak it all in. Thank you!

Jill said...

Oh Kristi, will you ever blog again? Please, oh please?!

Scott & Tami said...

Great party today....you are too cute!!! So to really enjoy skiing in Colorado....and not be stuck in traffic all night, Scott and I would leave at 6 or 6:30ish and be there when the slopes open, then leave somewhere between 1:00 and 3:00....especially when we had passes cuz we didn't feel like we had to stay the whole day. Hope you LOVE it!!!

Deb said...

you're not done with the blog world, are you? oh where are you???

Claudissima said...

hey were did you go? s,kiing???

Price Cream Parlor said...

HELLO!!!? Have you already started your ski season?
WHERE ARE YOU?
YOU ARE MISSED!
COME BACK!