Because of some schedule conflicts, Steve was only able to join us for Friday night and Saturday night, (which was so nice that he made it to that much!), but the boys and I still had a lovely time up there by ourselves. Jordan and Lyndsay took turns pulling Olaf around behind their skis, while I carried Forest on my back, and I got in a good 2.5 hour tour on my classic cross country skis. (Also a LOT of sledding with the boys). I only fell twice with Forest on my back, and though he cried both times, it wasn't that bad. Probably more startling than anything. (Once I woke him up when I fell. Ooops.) By the end of the tour though, he was smiling, laughing, and yelling "MORE MORE MORE, GO MAMA, GO GO GO!" as we went downhill back to the camp. Let me tell you, it's hard enough on classic XC skis going downhill without edges, but with a baby on your back you are automatically pulled towards being in the backseat on your skis. Not my finest or most coordinated skiing effort, but certainly still a good time.
Since it also happened to fall on the weekend of Earth Day, we had some great discussion regarding stewardship and Christian responsibility towards creation. It is always SO interesting for me to hear from folks in other cities, other places in life, wide age ranges on topics like this, because opinions and perspectives can change over time. Especially since most of our friends in Plain/Leavenworth share our goals for sustainability, and we live in a community that really supports it. So I like to hear what other people are saying All in all, very good discussion and a challenge to work on not only ourselves to take care of our little pieces of environment, but how to encourage those around us to do so as well (without just preaching it). Good times.
Scottish Lakes, thanks for a good time. We'll be back. Hopefully with babysitters though so I can get some real ski touring in :)
|Waking up in our cabin of coziness|
|View of the Cascades from our resting spot|
|Taking in a view of Glacier Peak with my littles|
|lunch on the deck at the lodge|
|the groomer guy let Olaf play in the snowcat a little bit. BOY HEAVEN.|
|breakfast at the lodge|
|storytime snuggles with Lyndsay|
|Pulling the kiddos 'round, up and down, on our last morning there. I was smart this time and wore snowshoes :)|