Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Weekend: March 28-30, 2014

          This weekend our family had such a good time. The sun was out, the temperatures were in the 30's to 40's, and we were outside for most of it. Friday night we all watched the movie "Matilda," to celebrate Alaina's completion of her first big chapter book read mostly by herself..."Matilda" by Roald Dahl. It was soooo funny, and the first movie we have all seen in a long time that made us genuinely laugh out loud.

          On Saturday we had waffles for breakfast and then drove over to Hiawatha Ski Trails (successfully this time....Steve asked if I could drive), and we skied A LOT! It was great, except for the fact that on the downhills the sunny areas were "sticky." That meant we would get going really fast where it was shady, and then hit a sunny patch and it would grab our skies and cause crashes. I caught a few on was a great learning experience about how to handle those conditions. Autumn decided to crouch down low, Alaina and I decided to snow plow, and Steve decided that next time we should all skate ski :)

          After skiing we attended the girl's Jackrabbit banquet. It was really fancy. The meal was served in three courses. The first was bread, salad, spaghetti and meatballs. The second was chicken, potatoes, and roasted vegetables. The final course was a crepe filled with ice cream, coffee, and tea. It was all delicious, but way too much! The entire time there were speakers and awards and door prize drawings and pictures and videos on display, Steve won a skiing water bottle pack, Autumn won a pair  of boot cleats, and I won some grip wax. The girls also received their medals and ribbons and certificates and did some craft projects. It was really enjoyable.

        On Sunday we went to church and had lunch at coffee hour afterwards. It was Spring Break this week for the public schools, so there weren't as many church members in attendance. That meant lots of super yummy food to sample. When we got home Alaina and I relaxed on the porch for a half an hour with Willow. We sunned ourselves and took a mini cat nap. Then, we all put on our lightened snow gear and went to the sledding hill. We made snowmen and rolled giant snowballs off the "cliffs." Steve went for a bike ride down the main road on his mountain bike. When we finally came back inside there was reading, and eating and relaxing.

       What  a wonderful weekend, and we all are getting the sense that Spring is on its way for sure, so we are inspired to keep our focus this coming week on enjoying the snow before it all melts .

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