One of the things we really love about Alberta is having a holiday in the middle of February - when winter feels like it might go on forever! The third monday of February is a provincial holiday called Family Day. It always coincides with Dad's birthday too which is great! (He's 41 now by the way...but still doesn't look a day over 20! :)
We've now started a family tradition of going skiing at Big Mountain in Whitefish during Family Day Week. (I forgot to mention that our school district made it so that the tuesday and wednesday of this w
eek are PD Days and Thursday and friday are Teachers Convention - so students have the whole week off! We don't get March Break though.)
So, on Sunday, we departed for our third annual ski trip.
The excitement was very high! We had two glorious days of skiing on Monday and Tuesday. It was cold but not too cold and there was a ton of fresh powder. It was fantastic! Everyone (except mom) loves to ski in the trees and get "air" as they hit various bumps. Mom cheers as she follows along beside the tree line. Sara convinced mom to try the trees once but the trees proved victorious when a mini jump
dumped mom head first into a tree well. Thank goodness Matt was there to dig her out!
With a few days left of our break, we anticipate finishing homework, cleaning house, watching American Idol (PVR) and reading! Gotta love Family Day Week...and family!