Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Countdown To Our Family Vacation Begins

In 10 days, we'll be heading out to the mountains. This will be our very first ski vacation as a family. We are all looking forward to going away and are very excited about what's to come.

I am a native Floridian. I was born and raised in South Florida. When my Knight and I got married, we were blessed to be stationed in Germany. That's where I first saw snow and learned to ski. I was hooked! We skied every chance we got. We became quite the experts, but we surely had man falls along the way. My Knight was born in New Jersey, so he had seen snow before. He also did some military training in Alabama, so he was use to snow.

Our Fair Maiden's saw snow for the first time when they were 5, 4 & 3 yrs old. We took a road trip in search of snow. Our quest took us from Florida (which was where we lived) to Tennessee. But we finally found some snow. About a year later we went on a family ski trip to Virginia. That was the first time our Fair Maidens got to ski. I was pregnant, so I was the official photographer. They took one day of lessons and from then on, they skied with their daddy. They were natural skiers. They loved it! For the last 3 years our Fair Maidens have been able to go skiing with our old church youth group. This is the first time our Squires will see snow. They are very athletic and I'm sure they will have no trouble picking up this sport. It's in their blood... double dose. ;o)

For privacy reasons, I'm not sharing where we'll be going. But once we get back, I'll be sure to post pictures and share more details of our trip. I'm so excited! We are slowly but surely getting things ready. We've got a list going on and we keep adding items to it. But all the clothing and accessories have been purchased.

I have not been skiing since 1994. I'm not as limber as I use to be. But my spirit is willing. Being that I have Raynaud's Phenomenon , I am making sure I have enough stuff to keep my feet and hands warm. We live in a warm climate, but even so, I have trouble keeping my hands and feet warm. This all started happening once I started having lupus flare ups.

So far things area going rather smoothly. No one has hit panic mode... yet. LOL! We are just excited that the time is drawing near.


CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

How blessed you are to have family who like to do things together--a rarity in too many families these days. Enjoy your trip!

Lady G~ said...

CaliforniaTeacherGuy- Thank you for a wonderful comment. It amazes me that all five of our children are adventurous and sports inclined. We are a tight knit family and really do enjoy doing things together. I know we are truly blessed.