Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nordic Awards

Tonight we attended the end-of-season awards ceremony for the high school Nordic team. She earned the trophy for being the Most Improved Skier!   He earned the Viking Award for being the top boy skier all season, and will receive his trophy at a whole school assembly later on this year!  We're so proud!!

Monday, March 24, 2014


I guess if I'm going to take this weight-lifting seriously, I'm going to have to invest in some gloves.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Maine Maple Sunday

This morning we went to West Minot to enjoy their sweet celebration.  This is always such a fun event.  We had a great time visiting with friends, and sampling maple goodies.  Then, best of all, we got to enjoy another great wagon ride 'up-on-top' with Ben & Bill!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Snow, snow, and more snow!

We're running out of places to put it!  This will be so hard to believe in a few months, but it's our reality now.

Friday, March 21, 2014

9 weeks later...

And, her sister joins her for our weekly update...
The vanilla is getting quite dark and starting to smell delicious.  Not much longer now! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Arts Gala

Tonight we attended a celebration of the arts at the middle school. The students demonstrated what they have learned in dance, music, photography and theater during the last semester.
Here you can see our daughter dance with her fellow students.  She grinned throughout the entire performance.  We enjoyed watching them have so much fun!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Oh yeah...

I am one happy wanna-be cowgirl...I finally got my boots on over my ankle!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ides of March Biathlon

This morning the kiddos dressed in togas and participated in a Roman-style biathlon at Roberts Farm in Norway, complete with laurel wreaths.  What fun!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

They didn't want to stop playing in the snow!

So, they brought some inside with them.  And, after a while, they built their Lego figures a swimming pool....

Monday, March 10, 2014

New Target

Poor javelina never stood a chance.  He was a machine tonight.  One great shot after another!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Overlooking Lake Penneseewassee

We spent this morning exploring the ski trails at Roberts Farm.  This is our new favorite spot - overlooking the lake.  I swear it's there, just behind us...oh, look.  There it is!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

12 weeks ago today...

I broke my ankle.  I was so scared that I would never run again, despite my doctor's reassurances.  I've been working up to it, and well, today, I did it.  It wasn't easy, and it certainly wasn't fast, but boy did it feel good to get out there again!  I'm so relieved to have that first run behind me...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Homemade Gelatin

I've always known that gelatin is very healthy and that we should eat more of it, but that Jello is not, so we should eat less of that. I finally found a solution!  All-natural gelatin powder, dissolved in 100% fruit juice, and sweetened with honey...yummy, healthy, gummy treats that are fun to eat.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

EHSC Maine Team Selection Races

Today he raced (twice!) against the best of the best as they all attempted to qualify for 20 available spots on the Maine Nordic Team.  He didn't qualify, but was satisfied with placing 55 out of 61, especially since his times were more than 2 minutes faster than previous races.  I am so proud of him for rising to the challenge, embracing this amazing experience, and learning so much about racing from these guys that are so good at it!  He loved every minute of his day at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center and can't wait to try again next year...

Saturday, March 1, 2014