Jamin invited Stacia to go cross country skiing a few weeks back. We were in the midst of the New Year's storm when the date for their planned outing arrived.
It's been a long time since any of us have gone cross country skiing. The last skiing, I remember is around the golf course on Misawa Air Base, Japan and along the coastline in Misawa.
Allie isn't quite up to a sport which may include falling. One of us needed to stay home with Grandpa so I sat this one out and Michael went with the kids.
Michael said it was nice to be out there.
While they skied, we at home had our own visitors. Cy, Carrie, Livie and her cousins, Etta and Ellie, came by. It's always nice to catch up with CyRi. They are looking for a home to buy preferably in Eagle River where their church is. This is a tough time to be a buyer in Alaska. Prayers are always appreciated.
The skiers arrived home in time to visit for an hour or so. Stacia and the girls made and decorated cupcakes which we were happy to send to Anchorage.
|Arch Angel Trail |
I must admit seeing the photos and hearing the stories of fun has motivated me to keep looking for ski gear on the for-sale lists.
Table conversation was silly tonight. The "Would You Rather" box was sitting out and we began asking each other questions and discussing the answers. This was as much fun, or more, as playing the game by the rules. Grandpa may have thought we were making up questions because he came up with a great one.
"Would you rather have a check for $10,000 or a $1,000 in cash?" This led to the typical conversation about a bird in hand, BUT also to the concept of integrity. There are some people I would take a large check from in the blink of an eye and others I would certainly not trust with a check of any amount. Integrity matters.
The girls, Grandpa, Michael and I ended the evening watching several more episodes of Jericho.