Tuesday, April 8, 2014


While 99.9% of our weekend at Wintergreen was wonderful, fun, and full of laughs, there was one moment that was the exact opposite and that would be the moment I slipped, fell, and nearly broke my wrist...ouch! 

To my credit, right before I slipped on our walk on the golf course I warned everyone to be careful - (note to self - take your own advice in the future!) In an effort to try and catch myself I did some painful (but thankfully not lasting) damage to my wrist. I tried to shake it off, but after the 3 hour car ride it appeared it was getting worse (and rather green and blue) so instead of going home, Andy dropped me off at the emergency room by our house. The initial X-Rays showed a possible fracture and I was told I'd need a quasi-permanent splint until I could see an orthopedist. 

Having never broken a bone in my life, this was not exactly something I was prepared for. Luckily it was not actually a fracture, simply a sprain and I was out of that "cast" in 5 days, but boy was it a pain in the neck trying to shower (and ps: Andy does not know how to put hair in a pony tail, ha!) On the bright side, I got to have Adam sign my "cast" - that is once he got over his fear of it and was willing to come near me again - yes, that took 2 days...sigh.

Oh well, I'll knock on wood (softly of course, don't want to break a knuckle) that this is as close as I ever come to a broken bone...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wintergreen w/ Reid & Ava...

Skiing was only one highlight of our weekend at Wintergreen. The best part was we had company! Kristine, Kathleen, Reid, & Ava came up to do some skiing as well. Liddy was excited because her friend Emma also came along. 

We had such a fun weekend. The kids get along so well and have such a great time together. There were walks...

Rock climbing...

Air hockey playing...

Mechanical bull riding (yep, that's right...)

Of course there was iPad time in front of the fire...

They went on the "Big Adventure" around the house...

They "fished"...

...and there might have been some adorable moments in front of a bonfire...

So fun - can't wait to do it again! 


Seems a silly title for a post being written in April, but what can I say, I'm behind. We'll get there folks, just stick with me.

Back in February we got Adam up on skis for the first time. I can still remember my first time on skis, at age 3, and hope that Adam's first run at it will be a memory he'll keep for a long time. Fun to compare the two photos, same location separated by nearly 30 years (it seems helmets have taken the place of balloons...makes sense)...

We dropped him at ski school and were promptly kicked out by the instructors - NO PARENTS ALLOWED! Which was ok with us, we simply headed across the way for breakfast and bloody mary's while we spied on Adam through the window. 

Towards the end of his 3 hour session we snuck back over and got a close up look at his progress. He was doing so great and having so much fun. I wish we'd gotten up to Wintergreen sooner in the winter but we'll look forward to a ski filled winter of 2015! 


Adam certainly enjoyed the post ski rest and relaxation by the fire...yup Adam, I gotcha, been there, done that! :) 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Trying out Tennis...

Graced with unseasonably warm temperatures in the midst of the coldest and snowiest winter I can remember, we decided to take advantage and get outdoors. Having introduced Adam to both golf and soccer we thought it was time to add in another sport - tennis. 

Decked out in new workout clothes and with a new racket, we hit the tennis court. We quickly learned that we need to start with the basics, and I have to say, Adam had a super attitude and while he could have gotten very frustrated he simply kept asking to try again. It was great. He also makes a super good ball boy which came in handy when Andy and I challenged each other to a match. 

The tennis wasn't necessarily pretty (heck, I'm still using my racket from middle school) but we were outside without snow pants on, being active without it involving shoveling, and enjoying time as a family. Win/Win/Win! 

Reunion Weekend

A few weekends ago we got our old crew back together for a little reunion. Chris, Aimee, Ryan & Drew came up from Richmond and Greg, Erica, Blake & Parker came as well. We were blessed with a rare spring-like day in February which allowed us to have windows open, a pork shoulder smoking on the grill, and tulips on display for the first time this year.

The kids had so much fun playing together. The basement looked like a tornado had come through, but that just proved it was a good time for all. We had fun chasing Drew around (newly walking and in a not so baby-proofed house) and Parker took it all in from her bouncy seat, never shedding a tear, she's officially the best baby ever. 

As for us grown kids, we had fun catching up and strolling down memory lane from time to time. 

Adam was excited to have a sleepover with Ryan. They did great (once they fell asleep!) and in the morning it was cartoons in our bed followed by the best doughnuts (a sleep over must-have!) 

It was a short visit, but way overdue. Looking forward to our next reunion (where hopefully I'll take more pictures!) :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

A loveable (and lengthy) Valentines...

Due to yet another snow storm (this one upwards of 15 inches!) our lover's holiday was extended this year. We got to celebrate on the actual day and got to celebrate again after the snow melted and school opened back up at his Valentines Dance!

Our Valentine's Day involved beautiful flowers, cards, and a decadent lobster thermador topped filet dinner and my favorite (naughty) red. Chocolate strawberries (always my request) were the perfect ending to a sweet day spent playing in the snow and cuddling by the fire.

Adam's Valentines Dance was very festive. All the kiddos were adorable in their dress up clothes. The boys in sweaters, vests, and even a three piece suit for one little boy. The girls had on fancy dresses, tights and lots of patton leather Mary-Janes!

Adam was spoiled with lots of Valentines and treats from his friends and girlfriends but at the end of it all was still asking if I'd be his Valentine (swoon!

Say what you will about this "Hallmark" holiday but I just love it. Smooches all around! 

Snowmagoodness...what a winter!

Wow did we get a lot of snow this winter (and spring!) I still can't believe how much use Adam's snow pants got (especially considering the pair I bought him last year were used once - in an inch of snow.) We did make the most of each snow storm, finding that our side yard made for the perfect sledding hill. Here's just a few photos and videos from the epic winter of 2014!