Happy Family Day!
We enjoyed a fun-filled Family Day skiing at Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort!
The more the merrier…my brother’s family.
Our day started early…my nephew, Lukas, had an 8 o’clock hockey game. It was a tight game…but they pulled off a 4-3 win!
Then it was off to the slopes!
Bit of an adventure getting there…my brother’s GPS system sent us off piste! Kicking myself that I didn’t take a picture of my sister-in-law and I guiding my brother and husband backing out there Avalanche’s through a perilously narrow non-road through the bush covered in icy deep snow until they could finally turn around! So much for Navigational systems!
Calabogie Peaks is the perfect place for our first family ski day in 4 years!
Luckily, the boys retained a lot of the skills they learned from their ski lessons and of course, they have a lot of hockey skills that are easily transferred over to skiing such as stopping! A must know skill!
Andy, my brother, Michael and his cousin John went their way and my sister-in-law, myself, Matthew and his cousin Lukas went ours.
Matthew and Lukas worked on their turning…amazing how much they improved in the few hours we were on the hill.
We packed a lunch to go…sandwiches (Michael brought a one of his Dairy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Sub Buns with Maple Leaf Natural Selections Black Forest Ham), fruit (bananas, apples, and mandarins), cut up veggies, slices of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Banana Bundt Cake. It was so nice out we all sat outside on a picnic table.
Check this out…Matthew at the top of the run.
Matthew and Lukas at the bottom…impressive boys!
Time for a break! Warming up by the outdoor fire and energizing with Dairy, Egg and Peanut/Tree Nut Free chocolate Chip Cookies and Rice Krispie Squares.
Boys will be boys…always looking to up the anty…they discovered a mini ski jump!
There goes Matthew…whooppee!
Way to go Lukas…big air!
John mid turn…and he landed it perfectly!
What a great day!
Arrived home for apres ski cocktails, and a ham in the slow cooker. Roasted cauliflower and garlic mashed potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper that Michael perfected for us all finished off the meal.
Dinner was barely finished and the boys were back out on the backyard ice for some apres hockey!
I feel so fortunate to be able to create such great experiences and memories with family with my boys! Those that know me would never imagine I would have this close of a relationship with my brother…we fought like cats and dogs as children. Time heals and bonds grow…I am grateful!
On Family Day…may you all be able to find the time to spend the time or make the time to call those in your family that you love, to let them know what they mean to you!
Question: How will you be spending your Family Day?