and then down came the snow. bucket loads of it. the drive home was definitely more interesting.
all i wanted was our cozy room, a bottle of wine, a pizza, and a movie. i'm a brat and i got my way. :)
by the time this trip is over, i'm going to be in fabulous shape. the wii is still kicking my butt. skiing is hard work. i'm not sure why there are no elevators here, but the extreme stair climbing (in boots) is doing good things for me and my legs. combine all of those with the altitude adjustment, and voila!
yesterday as i tromped through the blistering snow (i’m seriously not being dramatic), i started thinking about those hikers who got stranded on mt. hood a few years ago. after 10 minutes of weathering the elements, i decided that would totally suck. not my cup of tea at all - i will never attempt to climb a mountain.
but i love, love, love to ski. it's so quiet and peaceful and it's the perfect way for me to clear my mind...1000 tiny footsteps at a time.
our drive to ski this morning was a lot more interesting than yesterday, and i would stop every fifty feet to take pictures if i could be certain that nobody would honk at me or give me the finger.
there is this pretty little stream that follows us up the mountain every day. it's still running and all of its rocks are covered in snow...the branches that bridge across it are dusted with snow, too. no promises on one of those pictures, but i'm gonna try.
as a bonus on this morning's drive, we had an impromptu session of 'worse case scenario'.
'what if a rock fell on us?'
'what if a tree falls on us?'
'what if our car slides off the road?'
'what if a mountain fell on us?'
to all of these, i answered, 'we would call 911.'
'why is 911 strong and we aren't?' she asked innocently and sincerely.
why can 5 year olds pose such vexing questions on a regular basis?
needless to say, the girls are having an absolute blast. cee is like a puppy in the snow. every time we try to walk somewhere, she stops and drops into ‘snow angel’ position and starts flapping her wings, laughing hysterically the whole time. i’ll try to get a picture of this, but she’s quick. this smile doesn't do nearly enough justice to her feelings about being in the snow for a few days.
jay is kind of over the snow and would prefer to be curled up in front of a warm fire with some popcorn and a bowl of fruit. when i picked her up from ski school today, she was almost in tears because she was so tired. and cold. and her little cheeks were lobster red.
i feel just about as tired right now as she did then. my little ones are sawing logs, and i'm not far behind. good night!