Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Merry to All!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ski Bunny

Admittedly, Dax was NOT interested in putting on his ski boots when we first introduced them.  Who could blame him?  They aren't the most comfortable things made for feet.  Besides, he just learned how to walk less then a year ago.  But in this valley when your walking you are ready to ski!

I brought Dax up to Dollar (the children's ski mountain) in Sun Valley on Saturday and he was still reluctant to try.   After some hot chocolate and observation of other kids tromping around in their ski boots we managed up the magic carpet lift to the top of a little bunny run. 
Riding up the magic carpet with mom.
Excited to ski down for the first time.

 I huddled down over him like a mother hen and off he went laughing and squealing the whole way down.  He wanted more!  Papa Nick and Yaya showed up and were a big help.

Papa Nick helped bring Dax down a few runs.
Big day and all were exhausted! 
One tuckered ski bunny
 After  Dax's first day of skiing I have a new found respect for my parents and Zach's for managing to teach their children how to ski at such a young age.  I kept visualizing my dad skiing backwards, video taping us, while towing us down Mt. Rose by a water ski rope.  Wow!  The things parents do to share their love of a sport.  Thanks parents!  We are working on passing the love on.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winter Farming

A few photos of Zach and his friends last weekend having fun in the Idaho backcountry.

Photos by Matt Walker.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Tree Hunt 2012

It was a soggy Christmas tree hunt this year but a successful one none-the-less.  
Thanks to help from Auntie Kat, Papa Nick and Yaya.

Kat, Sarah, & Dax

Excited to find our tree!

We know who's in charge here.

Zach, Nick, Dax, Jean & Sarah

Yup- Looks like she fits.