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I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

8
Feb

a winter wonderland {aspen :: 2010}

Well … this traveling crew’ll be on their way home shortly.  And despite severe colds {everyone immediately got sick on our return from Exuma} by most everyone … we had a great time.

This girl warms my heart to the core!

The first morning we set off down the mountain, the girls were a little rusty in getting their ski legs.  And Hunter, we had to carry down.

Oh! and can I mention … any idea how crazy it is getting four girls ready in the morning?  Takes us almost a full hour!  And granted, we don’t have to “get” Taylor ready … but any idea how crazy it is to get her out of bed and getting ready? ;)

I’ll admit though … completely worth it!

Incredibly, by the second day, Hunter was ready for the chairlift.  And the third day, we were skiing down with her!

Serious heart-string tugging watching all four of my girls skiing down together!  Tay would lead and the girls would follow … or sometimes, they got a little jumbled up together and someone else got out in front.

We only go skiing once a year … Taylor would go out last season with her school’s ski club, but her new school doesn’t have one … so she hasn’t been out in a while.  She’s gotten pretty well versed on that board of hers though … she’s doing 360 turns!

Okay and this little pumpkin was SO excited to get out, she put her gear on while still in her jammies!

Hunter and I on the big girl chairlift!

The girls at the top {well, mid-top} …

My four lovelies …

I wasn’t too sure how I’d hold up while skiing.  The sport uses a whole different set of muscles and I wasn’t quite sure those muscles would be agreeable to me! ;)

CJ and I usually send the girls off in the morning, meet up with them for lunch and then spend the afternoon skiing with them.  This year, we set up some in-room massages for the morning … ahhh.

And the first day decided to take the afternoon off and come back to the room.

The second day, I got a call in the middle of my massage … Wynter had thrown up.  In the gondola.  On herself.  And the instructor.  Ewww!

So I stayed in with her that afternoon, so no skiing for me.

That left one more afternoon for skiing.  I was determined to get out there with the girls … and I did.  My feet almost immediately fell asleep in my boots and I was super uncoordinated going down.  But no one noticed.  ;)

I only did one run with the girls and was so tempted to do another.  But I knew I shouldn’t push myself and turns out, I’m glad I didn’t.  When I got back in, I was in some pretty bad pain.  I have this piercing spot of pain in my foot that comes and goes … but for some reason was constant when I took my boots off.  And my legs were just overall shaky.

I was feeling better by dinner and am so very glad I didn’t miss the opportunity to go down with them.  Just so surreal to have all the girls around me skiing down the big mountain.  And Hunter is incredible!  Crazy to watch this peanut skiing down in front of me!

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3 Responses to “a winter wonderland {aspen :: 2010}”

  1. Heather says:

    I can’t imagine the pain and numbness…my feet would always go numb in ski boots for no reason…they are not the most comfortable thing! Glad you were able to balance time with the girls & some relaxation time too (and that your body let you rebound a bit…although I’m sure you are sugar-coating it a bit for us)! Sounds like a wonderful trip overall though!!!

  2. cyndi says:

    Sounds like you guys had a great family getaway (other than those pesky MS issues). I hope by the time you get home you’re feeling MUCH better!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Tracie, Looks like so much fun.
    Taylor, Piper, Wynter, and hunter look so incredibly beautiful in those last pictures!

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