Life

Hmm…still light on the blogging.  What have we been up to?

We went skiing last weekend with my brother and his family.  It was my second time skiing.  I started out on the bunny hill for an hour or two and then went up the big lift.  Last time I tried the lift twice and fell both times.  This time I made it off without falling and managed to do much better skiing overall.  I still came down the greens with very wide turns but made it down many times without a fall so that was a success!  Julia took a lesson and I think we will be able to try her on the big hill next time.  Lauren made it to the bunny hill but turning is still a bit of an issue.  Luke has been a skiier for years so he was very nice and skiied with me a lot of the time.  I sent him off to some blacks here and there.

The weekend before, Lauren had a group concert for violin.  She and I played a duet of Lightly Row, with me on the cello.  Yes, I did go ahead and buy myself a cello a few weeks ago.  It has been really fun getting back into playing it after 20 years.  I have a video, which I have shared some, but I am unhappy with my intonation in it.  I may post it, we’ll see.  She did great!

The weekend before that one, Luke and I went to a marriage retreat with our church to Estes Park.  It was a really good weekend.  We went into it feeling like we didn’t really have any major issues and luckily came out of it assured that we don’t and that we are on the same page about things and manage to communicate about marriage types of things on a regular basis anyway.  Our senior pastor and his wife spoke and are fabulous.  We even got to repeat our vows, which was meaningful to me especially since Luke and I didn’t have a Christian wedding so saying these vows in a new light was really special.

The weekend before that one was when Luke’s sister, Anna and her boyfriend were here.  (did I make up for naming him and not Anna last time??)


February pictures forthcoming….plus a post with picture and why Luke and I were the lamest couple at our retreat!

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