Ski day, more Christmas, a wedding + an announcement

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Keith said he would take me skiing as part of one of my Christmas presents. I didn’t expect it to be so soon, but 12/29 he decided would be a good day to start. Mt. Bachelor has been having free ski days (incredible!) throughout the holiday season, and we knew it would be silly not to take advantage.

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Lots of people! I have only been a handful of times on skis so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first time I clipped in I coasted partway to the ski lift and thought “wow! this is the life!” I’ve had a hard time in the past with any snow sport and was happy to find skiing so simple. Or so I thought!

I must have fallen 3 times in less than 5 minutes. I had NO idea what I was doing. I didn’t know really how to get up, or how to control myself. It was very crazy. Foreseeing some sort of major self-inflicted injury, I decided to call it a day and walked down the other half of the bunny hill. I cannot stand the thought of quitting so quickly but I really thought I was seriously going to get hurt. :( Sort of naive for me to think I could have taught myself…I am open to trying again later, though!!

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While waiting for Keith to take  a few runs, I sat on the patio watching all the non-loppy people. I am a lop – those that can ski are not.

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Keith is a snowboarder but took to skiing very quickly! SUPER STUD!!

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We had a decent amount of snow. Keith made a snowman with Cameron and Jaden just before everything melted away. I wasn’t there, but word is they loved it!

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We had another Christmas with Keith’s side of the family who’d been staying with us. We were able to squeeze it in on New Year’s Eve, just before the year came to a close :)

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[Just one of many UNFLATTERING pictures Keith snapped while I was opening this present. Funny!]

I had one last present for Keith…

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Clearly he had no idea what he was looking at! Do you know what that is??? Maybe this will help…

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We are having baby #2!!! [and I would like to verify that cheapie dollar store tests DO work! :)]

**I took that test at 7:30 AM and he didn’t get it until just after 11:00 PM. It was nuts!!!**

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Once he figured it out, Keith was happy.

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Aunt Lindy made cute little ski hats for all the kids.

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Sam and Natalie having fun with Cameron

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The Carpenter side still had one last gift to present to Cameron….

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He is in love with his Choo-choo table. Plays with it day and night...

Saturday we attended a wedding. The bride is the sister of one of keith’s long time friends, Jarod. Jarod was in our wedding and Michelle (bride) was actually the guest book girl too :)

It was the most amazing wedding. They converted a stable barn and filled it with hundreds, if not thousands, of candle filled mason jars. Super classy but very understated. It was GORGEOUS!!!

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Keith and bro Neil making googly eyes in the candlelight.

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Lavender centerpieces.

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Of course the only wedding I’ve every been to with an open bar and I couldn’t have any :( Oh well!

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The first year we could dispose of our Christmas tree this way. BURN IT! :) Goodbye Christmas and 2009, helllllooooooo 2010!!! It’s going to be a big year!!!

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  1. Once again, I'm so happy for you two! You make the most wonderful parents and baby #2 is lucky to be coming into your lives.

    I'm thinking that perhaps once you're not prego anymore, you and I can attempt the bunny hill together?! Because I have never skiied before and I am certain I will fall more than you but dang! we'll laugh.

  2. Wow!!! Congrats!!! So exciting!!!

  3. Love the pic's. We miss you guys sooooooooo much. Can't wait to meet baby #2 :)


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