Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lunchtime Ski

We are so lucky to have access to these beautiful trails, close enough to the office that we can scoot over and enjoy the fresh powder on our lunch break!  

Breaking Trail

Monday, January 26, 2015

Reading about herself...

...never gets old.  It's great to see our accomplishments recorded in print!
I'm even in there this time since I competed as well.  It really is twice as fun!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pent-up Energy

She's so impatient, but you know me, I had to have a picture!  Today she went for her first run of the year.  She was so excited when she saw me pull out the harness, but sat right down and held her head out to help me put it on her...then, she came 'unglued' and started jumping and charging around excitedly.  It was hilarious!  And, it reinforced to me how much she really does love this activity...
She did great for her first run of the year - she maintained an easy pace and didn't tire herself out, she listened very well to my commands (except for 1 time!) and was very well-behaved when we had to stop to try and help a guy get his car out of a snowbank after we watched him slide across the ice.
There is never a dull moment around here!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Oxford Hills Sprints & 3k

They raced at home (Roberts Farm) again today, but in a different format - FAST 1k elimination sprints aka: bracket racing for skiers!  Big brother made it through a few rounds...
 
Little brother decided to ski the 3k race because he prefers timed races where you're skiing against the clock, instead of racing 'head-to-head'.
  
They both had a great day and we all had so much fun hosting this event and cheering on our favorite competitors!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nordic Team Home Meet

What an exciting afternoon of racing!  The course was so fast and challenging, but Oxford Hills dominated.  Both the girls' team and the boys' team won overall.  There is a great article in the Sun Journal.
And, our oldest son WON the boys' race!!  He skied just under 5k in 12:51.  Woohoo!! 
Little brother had a great race as well, skiing with a confidence we don't always see from him.  He even had an altercation with another boy who tried to cut him off on a corner and knock him out into the woods.  He held his ground and beat that kid at the finish!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pre-Engineering Simulators Gold Medal Award Winner

This evening the students of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School's Technical School were awarded for their efforts on the projects that they have been working on for the past few months. Congratulations to all the award winners!

Monday, January 19, 2015