Jeremy even taught me how to ski when we were in college........it took a lot of patience on his part and when I think back to it, knowing how much I really despise cold weather......he must have been PRETTY CUTE for me to have braved that blistering cold wind (I even made sure that I dressed in a cute snow bunny outfit and kept a smile on my face at all times)
Now, even with Jeremy's hurt knee, we can still give this gift of skiing (snowboarding) to our children. We hire a private instructor to board with them while we sit and sip hot drinks in the lodge. Grammy and Oompa come with us and the boys play cribbage while us girls visit and discuss important life issues. We have had the same instructor with the kids each time and we have grown to LOVE him like one of the family. His name is Nick
He is so great!! He is a wonderful, energetic, CHRISTIAN (Catholic like us) young man and the kids adore him. They really enjoy being with him on the mountain. Our kids will step outside their comfort zone....snowboarding, trusting that he know's what he is doing. He is so kind to them. They are great snowboarders because of him! We are so thankful that he has been able to ski with the kids each time.
We are blessed with all of the special people that Jesus puts into our lives. People that are GOOD for our souls. Who not only uplift us, but help us to grow in virtue through their example. Nick says that he really LOVES our family....and we really love him too
NOW........SOME BOARDING PICS
MORE SNOWBOARDING EXCITEMENT
Oh uh!! How should we end our great snowboarding vacation....
A very expensive 13th birthday present to show off to all of her friends!!
(Not to worry.....her Dr told her that she can still jump at her trampoline birthday party this coming Friday)