Sunday, February 22, 2009

Show and Tell ...
This photo is explained below ... Torch Light Parade down the mountain (the rows of lights are bunches of children skiing down)

My two boys playing outside with the little kids

My younger son, in orange, with his friend

The slope behind them is where the parade took place.


I have been missing in action (actually on vacation) for the past nine days. I had every intention of blogging before leaving but I completely ran out of time. Every February school break we head up to Vermont to a little ski mountain called Magic. It is the most wonderful,family oriented place. We have tons of friends who are there every year. The kids can take off on their own and we never have to worry about them. The kids are all ages and all play, ski and get along great. The final night there they have a huge party with food, raffles, a band, fireworks and something they call the torch light parade. The kids take the chair lift to the top of the mountain (at dusk but with lots of adult supervision). At dark, they each get a torch and proceed down the mountain, all in a row, skiing back and forth across the mountain. It is quite a site! This year my almost 10 year old was able to participate which he loved. The photo looks strange but imagine all of those lights is a kid skiing down. This year there had to be over 100 participants.
We also went to watch competetors from all over the world ski jumping in Brattleboro, VT. It was a newly renovated ski jump that was open for the first time in four years. That was really amazing. Future olympians!
It is such an amazing week. I'm sorry it's over but ... back to work. I did not have access to a computer except for one evening so I was having some major withdrawal! Guess where the first place I headed was when I walked in the door?!
I'm looking forward to getting back to painting and adding new goodies to my site. Have a great week. Thanks for visiting...

15 comments:

Susan said...

That must be a great relaxing time...sounds wonderful!
Susan *dutchrose*

Patricia said...

sounds like terrific fun
Pat
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The Old Painted Cottage said...

Looks like a wonderful, relaxing time!

oxox
Jennifer

Carolee Crafts said...

The torchlight processions looks beautiful and the views are to die for, thank you for sharing

Lisa said...

Jennifer

It sounds like a wonderful place for a family vacation. I bet that torch light parade is amazing in real life.

Lisa

Elyse said...

hello!

thank you for the comment on my blog. i'm so happy it lead me to yours and your website -- beautiful things!!! i love your layout, too.

looks like a wonderful vacation packed with memory-making fun!

xo

Tedi said...

That is great family time and a very needed rest for you. It looks like time that will become wonderful memories for your children - they will be in adulthood before you know it... We have just a brief moment time to share with them while they are young.
Pink Hugs, Tedi
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Craft Diva said...

looks like you had a great time there. i bet you are still a little glad to be back and into a routine again though.

gail said...

Hi Jennifer,,, what an amazing family vacation. What fun for your son. It looks so pretty. I hope you have a great week getting back into the groove of home! Hugs, gail

Rachelle of Anna's Illuminaries said...

Wow! What an amazing place! Every year I tell my husband that I'd like to go to a ski resort in Vermont...it hasn't happened yet!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

oh my my .... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr is all I can say. The snow looks beautiful but brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
One little trip to Pennsylvania and I am alll snowed out :)

Francie
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Stephenie said...

Welcome back, Sounds like you had an amazing time. I would of enjoyed seeing the torch procession. I bet that was quite the experience for your son.
Stephenie

Michelle (Shell) May said...

How fun was that! But burrrr! I'm freezing just looking at all that snow! Glad everyone had such a great time. Looking forward to seeing your new creations.
bunny hugs,
shell

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

What a fun trip! It looks freezing cold, but it sounds like you all love it! The torch parade looks so cool! I know what you mean about coming home...it's always bitter sweet! Welcome home Jen!
Hugs,
Eileen
www.forgetmenotdreams.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

HI Jennifer......what a nice vacation! I'm glad you got some time to unwind. :)

Pink hugs,
Debbie
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