Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Skiing with the Scouts!

My Valentine's Day was awesome!!! We started out at 6am meeting at Central United Methodist to meet up with the group of scouts that were going skiing! Our family has never been skiing and I must say that it is a great time! We had a group of 19. This is the first real trip that we have been on with this troop. I haven't been as involved as I like to be since Bryce was born. We are trying to learn how to balance what the scouts do with having a two year old. We were really lucky this weekend and Grandma and Grandpa decided to keep him for us. It was hard for me because I have never really left him and then I felt bad for going to do something that was fun without him. After we got there I was okay because there was no way that Bryce could of done anything up there. 31/2 is the age that kids can start skiing. So we will make one more trip without him.

So, we went to Winterplace in West Virginia. They have a great program up there for scouts and church groups and I recommend it to anyone. The only thing that I didn't care for was the food. They arranged everything for us. We stayed at a Days Inn and it was a nice little place and the boys were very well behaved. (they are scouts, so they better be) Blake and I had our own room so it was a nice little getaway weekend. Steven decided that he wanted to snowboard. He did excellent. He barely took any of the classes and was able to stay up really good. He just couldn't stop very well. He would always just fall down. He regrets that decision now. Blake tried to snowboard but learned quickly that skiing might just be a little easier. I stuck with skiing and had such a great time. I hated the lifts, though! I am a weenie. Yep, I said it, a weenie. Since the kids were born I like to do things that do not involve anything were I could die. God and I had some talks while on those lifts. Thank goodness it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Although the lift did smack me in the back once and I fell flat on my face in front of everyone. Now, I have never skied before so I took a ski school class and the only thing that was taught to me was how to stop. I like to be in control and found it hard to let loose on those skis. I did okay, though. I skied mainly easy trails however, Blake and I did hit up two intermediate trails. I was very proud of myself. We did go back to ski after dinner Sunday night and boy was I glad we did. I didn't fall once that night AND it snowed the entire time. It was beautiful. The snow didn't stop until the next day when we got into Virginia on the way home. All in all it was a wonderful trip and can't wait until next year!!!!

Here is the group on a rainy morning getting ready to load up!

Here I am trying to take a picture on the way up but my lovely husband has such the sense of humor.

I loved the tunnels!

My husband was very entertaining on the ride.
Here is one of the tunnels we went through.
This picture was made out of the group picture. Sorry for the awful quality!
Jessica and I about to go to ski school.

And here are the boys on Monday morning about to pack up to go home. It was snowing and everybody was sooooo tired.

Here is Blake getting stuff into the snowy car.

And here is Blake when we got home. He was pooped!

We had so much fun but I was glad to get home to the baby!