Our friends Jon & Jen had rented a cabin in Squaw Valley for the long holiday weekend and invited us to join them - we couldn't possibly say no! And even though I couldn't ski because of the bump it was the most perfect of weekends. There is something about the mountains - it is so restful for the soul just to be there. These big tall mountains have a way to put the small problems of life back into perspective, somehow. I feel so at peace in the mountains.
And seeing the girls learn something new, seeing their excitement and fears and joy as the got on skis, seeing them conquer something completely new - that was pretty magical. One of the best part about being a parent, no doubt. Hopefully next winter we get to go again, this time taking another little viking princess along with us :)
And just for the fun of it, two little animations I made of the girls on skis. Can't help it. So proud of them both :)