Monday, January 21, 2013


I often forget American Holidays.  I found out late Saturday night that this was a "4 day weekend" - which for us means Sunday afternoon and Monday off. ::snort::  It was a pleasant surprise. 

My crazy family loves the cold. They love that tingling feeling just before their toes go numb...and they could think of no better way to spend the day than out in the snow.  I do remember having fun when we went cross country skiing at the we headed for the base's golf course. Free skis....and we were the only ones on the was beautiful. 

I love having young adults in the house! 
I missed my work out this morning. Michael assured me it wouldn't matter as I'd get a workout skiing...but I REMEMBERED the way I ski...not much of a workout...lots of falling and hefting back up.....I remembered the snow shoes the kids got me for my birthday when we lived in Anchorage. I should have remembered these much sooner.  Turns out I got a MUCH better workout than those gliding. I'm hoping I can move in the a.m. to chase the PCOC preschoolers. ::snort::

I wanted a photo of everyone ready to go! 

Sort of a slow start

For both of them...Stacia was more concerned with the fashion of it all at the beginning. 

Everyone was doing great by the end of the day. I heard a couple comment we should do this more often - and I have a plan. Since I have to be in Tuesday mornings...and I CAN drive on base where the roads are plowed....why not bring everyone in, spend an hour or two skiing or sledding, buy groceries and errands and be ready to come home at the COB day.....not every Tuesday but once or twice a month? 

We were ready for lunch at Lakeville Grille and I enjoyed my veggie calzone - no cheese - VERY MUCH....the kids asked about sledding and so we took them to the sledding hill. We plan to rent some snowboards so they can teach themselves.....I think this would be deserted on a Tuesday afternoon. 

The kids were ready to call it a day. We dropped them off at home and Michael and I headed to the beach. How I love the beach. What a blessing to be living on an island nation. 
The ocean is fantastic in EVERY season! 

Sun sets behind the snow-covered sand dunes

The younger two are playing wii. Michael and the older two just finished a game of LIFE. I made green jello with gummy fish in it, and fishy index cards....prepping for PCOC in the morning.  I just heard I have a conference call at 11 p.m. tonight....soooo......

It was a wonderful MLK day. 

Choosing Joy!
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