Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ski Trip, Final Part

Now for the remainder of our trip.....

Expecting to be the first ones to arrive at the ski resort, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the C. family was already there!

We enjoyed spending time together while waiting for our lift tickets

Once we started heading up the mountain to our rental house, we realized that our van would not make it up the hill. The C. family kindly hauled not only ourselves but also our belongings in their 4x4 vehicle! We were rather cramped, but it made for great memories!

The M.'s made it up the hill with the help of a snow plow

Enjoying one another's company


A., D., and L.

Gathering for family worship. It was such a blessing to have morning and evening worship every day!

Chatting in the kitchen

Talking politics


Miss A.

Miss A. and Mr. and Mrs. M.

Interesting expressions :)

E. braiding her brother's hair :D

We had a fun discussion about hair :D

Brother and Sister ballroom dancing

So graceful!

Playing pool

I was blessed to learn some techniques on how to play pool, thanks to many of our friends!

Mrs. M. getting beds ready for her children

N., our opponent and helper (Isn't it a blessing when your opponents teach you to play better?!)

A., my teammate, and also (one of) my teacher(s)


Getting ready the next morning to ski!

Mumzie and I often needed help with our ski boots...it had been awhile since we wore any, and they take some time getting used to :) Thanks, J., for your help!

Our cold group eating lunch

Since we still couldn't make it up the mountain in our van, Mr. and Mrs. C. picked up some chains for our tires and the M.'s tires.

A. and I waiting and watching as the guys courageously braved the cold to put the chains on

We had many helping hands

Game time

Miss G.

Another game of pool

What seemed like something impossible, became possible. Mr. A. and I WON! (I won't mention the fact that it was by accident, and that we really didn't deserve to win, and that I still feel bad about having won) Why do we have towels on our heads? Because that's just the way we are sometimes :D

Yes, we amuse ourselves :)

D. and J., the ones we beat. Sorry guys!


Taco night

Group discussions

Piling in for the trip to the slopes

Apparently J. thought it was cold or something :)

Tire chain inspection

Miss C. observing

Miss A. and Miss E.

Mr. A. finds many different types of hats (towels, gloves, etc.)

Waiting their turn for the ski lift

Miss C. getting her fingers and toes warmed :)

Hair is one of the things that generally gets disheveled while skiing

Food frenzy

Mrs. C., the main orchestrator of the trip; thanks for all you hard work, Mrs. C.!

Riding the ski lift

Mr. A. and Mr. D. on the lift

At the top of the mountain


Racing to the bottom

Miss A.
Mrs. G. and Miss G. 

The Morton Maiden and Mr. L.


Wet hair

Sister and Brother

Relaxing after a tiring (yet fun!) ski day

I had fun playing Battleship with these two!

Mr. M. texting for the first time
All the Dads

I liked Mr. A.'s hat! (remember how I said Mr. A. likes all types of hats? :D)

Miss A. getting a knee massage

Miss R. and Mumzie

Beautiful mountains

Taking the chains off our tires. The chains made us appreciate a smooth ride once they were off. :)

Daddy swishing in the snow

Riding the ski lift with friends

Much of our group

Hello up there!


Approaching the jump

The result :) (I didn't fall on each jump, just on most of them :D)

Daddy didn't fall on any of the jumps!

Warming by the fire

Mr. and Mrs. G.

Mr. D.

Lunch time
Building the fire

Mr. D. and Mr. L.

Miss C.

Mr. J.


Mr. C. and Miss A.

Miss E., Mr. S., and Myself

Our group (minus Mr. M. and D.)

A fun and spiritually encouraging week to be remembered!

"Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." Isaiah 1:16-18

The Morton Maiden

1 comment:

  1. SAM- Looks like you all had a lot of fun (probably put mildly:-) Glad you didn't come home hurt either!:-) Thanks for taking the time to share all the pictures. The only thing I got lost on was the jumping thing- Maybe you can fill me in on that next time we talk:-) Hope you're having a good week!


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