Is that my child? Very skilled at keeping warm on the chairlifts...he had it all worked out.
Well it couldn't have been more perfect weather yesterday... a light dusting of snow, no breeze, pure warm sunshine. The runs were just soft enough and not too icy. The previous day's winds blew it all off the mountain! Thank goodness for snow guns though .. or there would have been no early ski season for us Brisbanites. It was crowded yesterday... I can't imagine what it's going to be like here next week, peak season, start of the NSW school holidays. There was no-one here when we first arrived..... we had the mountain to ourselves!
My boys are officially 'spectacular skiiers' (said the biased mother), parallel all the way, so confident and graceful...so much better than me I reckon. I think I am getting a bit more conservative, speed wise, as I get older... the snowboarders scare me now... yep the fearless, reckless bungy jumping days of my youth are long gone. I need to stay alive for my children.
The move seems so long ago now that I have had a holiday. I was starting to worry that I would never feel 'not tired' again. It's amazing what a holiday does.... even a very active one!
Hubby and I have decided that we need to take more holidays... not one week every 2 or so years. Actually there was one 3 year stint there, without a holiday ... in the thick of very young children, following the conclusion that it would have been more trouble than it was worth. I am sure many of you have experienced the 'tag team holiday', where one parent gets up to the children and takes them for 4am pram walks while the other gets a long deserved sleep in..... til maybe 6am!... or one skis while the other babysits. As we have worked for ourselves for close to 13 years, we have also found it hard to justify holidays and taking time away from our businesses too. Things are going to change. Oh how we are cherishing the older children thing now......as we can take our kidlets with us everywhere, they behave... and they amuse themselves! This holiday?... every spare moment my boys have been doing origami....even the serviettes in restaurants... haven't heard a peep from them in the chalet. Hubby and I have had time to ourselves..... a total luxury and soooo treasured.
Well I am signing off for the weekend. I have so enjoyed having broadband down here in the snow. Hopefully by the time we get back, to our apartment in Brissie, our dial up will be a distant memory and I can finally spend some time catching up with all of you.
Have a great weekend!