Monday, February 1, 2016


I love that my mom still makes me a birthday cake every year!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Busy day @ Black Mountain!

The Sassi Memorial races were held at Black Mountain today. This year the girls were able to race in the Jr. 3k Classical.

They did such a great job and placed 13th & 17th against 46 girls! Once they crossed the finish line they hurried to the lodge and changed into Alpine equipment - it was time to ride up the mountain and ski down it...
and maybe jump a little bit too! Snow much fun!! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
The boys raced in the traditional Sassi Memorial 5k against a really competitive field of 195 other men.

It was a tough course, but they were fierce skiers and placed well - 30th & 123rd. It's awesome watching them push themselves to their limits and feel so good about their efforts! 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Doughboys Variety

Because it's Friday...and it's been a loooong week...I let them cook supper tonight...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Queen Penny

Oh yes, she's fitting in quite well and now rules the household...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Trails at Cornwall Nature Preserve

I've started keeping my ski gear in my car, and today I was able to sneak away from my desk for a quick ski! Spending quiet time by myself in the woods is so refreshing after a frustrating and hectic morning spent talking with upset clients and crunching numbers for budget reports to upper management. Ahhhh...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Viking Strong

Tonight's basketball game was the culmination of a successful Senior Project fundraiser to support a teammate who has been diagnosed with gastroparesis, a disease that causes the stomach not to digest food. Because of this, he has not been able to attend school or play on the team this season, and his family has incurred massive amounts of debt from traveling to appointments with specialists. He was able to be at the game tonight though, and it was so heartwarming to watch the presentation of more than $6,000 to his family! This community really knows how to work together and help each other!!