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!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Their first mass start Nordic race...

They handled it very well, placed themselves towards the front, and came in first and second for the Vikings!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gold Medal Winners!

They're team won the Pre-Engineering Challenge this evening! I would try to explain their project, but I watched them programming the simulators all afternoon and I'm still no sure how they did it.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Go Vikings!

This morning the Varsity Cheering Team won the Most Improved Award and were Runners-up at the KVAC Cheering Championships! It was so exciting to watch them nail their routine and place so well!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

They skied it with me!

Photo courtesy of Carl Castanzi
Usually when we compete in biathlons I don't see them until the end of the race because they always finish way before me, but today they stayed with me and coached me to a win in my division! They have an important race tomorrow, so they need to rest today. It was great fun to race together!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Maybe It's Time

'A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.' -Coco Chanel

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I don't usually share anything other than photos here, but this has sparked so much discussion in our family that I thought it was worth posting...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cougar Freestyle 5k

There's big brother - double-poling strongly enough to get out into the front of the pack at the start, and heading for a 4th place finish at his 5k Nordic race today!
And, here comes his younger brother - chasing his goal to the finish line. He knew that if he could just keep that skier in front of him in sight, then he would achieve the time that he need to improve his standings on the team! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Apparently the little guy didn't appreciate how she was very carefully and artistically applying the chocolate sauce to her plate of ice cream. What an expression!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Quarry Road Trails in Waterville

Today I had the unique opportunity to watch all of my Nordic skiers race in the same location! It was great!! Quarry Road Trails Recreational Area hosted a middle school race and the Leavitt Hornet Classic 5k race for the high school teams, because not too many other facilities have enough snow yet.

It was their first race wearing the Vikings uniform, and they were so nervous! But, they did awesome and exceeded their own expectations - 6th place and 7th place finishes! Whoohoo!!
The boys did awesome too! Big brother placed 13th against FIERCE competition and little brother pushed hard all the way to the end and improved his time significantly!!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A day of sports!

First we watched him ski in the Telstar Relays and doesn't he look happy to be back on the snow?!
Then, we went back to the high school to watch her cheer on our boys Varsity basketball team.
What a fun day!!