Monday, January 20, 2014

Is anybody out there?

I happened upon this blog today... and forgot I had it.  Did anyone notice we've been missing for 3 years?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wow... its been WAY too long.

I could go find the old posts where I made excuses, but I think they were similar to this, where I say "I have no real excuse". That said, I have so much great kid content to post, that I don't know where to start.

This is a favorite video of mine where Reese is showing her prowess as a dancer after seeing Tiger Lilly in the Peter Pan production. At 3, this is cute. At 13, probably disturbing (as a father). Enjoy.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Skiing in Park City

We had an amazing time skiing this weekend with the O'Malia family in Park City. After a day of fresh power at Snowbird, we had two more sunny days of spring skiing at Park City resort.

Alexandra had a great day of skiing with Eleanor in ski school at Snowbird where she learned to go down the mountain on her own and she mastered her turns. We did a few more runs on Saturday at PC and she did pretty well.

Maureen set the new land speed record (recorded via MyTracks) of 52 mph coming down the front side of Crescent...

View Park City pre-lunch 2010-03-28 in a larger map

...and we all enjoyed ourselves in Jupiter bowl. Here's one of John's epic runs.

It was a GREAT way to end the ski season. As always, numerous thanks to Honey and Papa for watching Alex and Reese while we played in the snow. And, best of all... we even saw a moose in the backyard! (Which of course Uncle Doug took some great pictures of, but here's the one I snapped with my phone.)

From 2010-03-27 Park City Moose

Monday, February 15, 2010

Me and my two loves

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with Alex and Reese (sans Krista). We had a great time doing everything from haircuts to feeding the ducks to climbing trees to getting the car washed. Who would have thought just hanging out could be such fun:

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Park City splendor

We had a fun (long) weekend in Park City this weekend. Kevin and Lelah joined us on their second annual trip west (last year must not have been so bad) and we had a great time skiing and generally having fun.

We took in 3 great days of skiing including some fresh powder on Saturday at Park City and a splendid day with wonderful snow on Sunday at Snowbird. And best of all.... Reese went to Ski School on Monday! Her teacher George did a great job teaching her the basics, and she can't wait to get back.

Krista was showing off her moves after the "Power Clinic" training.

And while we were skiing, the girls were having the time of their life with Honey and Papa. I think we are all worn out (especially Honey and Papa!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bouldering anyone?

Alex and I went to Planet Granite on a rainy Sunday to try and burn some energy. Needless to say, we had a great time.

She had only made it about a third of the way up the wall until the last climb of the afternoon when Will (the guy next to her) said he'd race her to the top... she made it all the way that time!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Go Fly a Kite!

Every so often, when your 3 or 5 year old (yypothetical situation, of course) comes to you with another in a long string of silly requests, you really want to tell them to "go fly a kite!" [Where in the world does that phrase come from anyways?]

Well, yesterday that is just what we did. I had a wonderful day, first with Reese in the morning running errands in the city. We went to get a haircut, and she cutely bopped along holding my hand as we walked down the sidewalk. The line at the haircut place was daunting, but the very kind woman who gave Reese a lollipop took care of any cares she might have had. After the haircut, we then stopped at bought mommy some flowers and took them home.
This is the face of happiness...

In the afternoon, Alex and I went for a (way too long, thanks accident on 880) drive in the Targa. After a few failed attempts at picking up some new parts for the car, we ultimately ended up on Marina Green to... fly a kite! Who knew that such a simple act could be so much fun. Alex enjoyed it too.

Friday, January 01, 2010

On top of the world...

Thanks to Lane, Honey, and Papa we enjoyed a full day at Deer Valley today. We skied with Mackenzie, and found our way around most of the mountain. It was an amazing way to end the week (and 7 days on the slopes!)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snowboarding Prep?

Skiing - Day 4

Krista, Lane, and Matthew ventured to Snowbird in search of deeper, fluffier snow. We weren't disappointed in the least, and had a great day of skiing "the 'bird". Master photographer Krista captured these priceless moments of the skiers (Matthew, Lane, and Papa in that order) until she was flattened by an unfortunate, out of control skier.

Krista was also kind enough while filming to shade the lense with her finger to ensure we didn't get too much sun to ruin the shot. A good time was had by all.