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Monday, April 18, 2011

My kids had never been skiing before this past winter. I don't know why we never took them. We thought about it when they were young, but it just seemed like a lot of work to keep 3 little kids on their feet when we weren't so, well, accomplished ourselves.

So in November when Chad called from school and asked if he could stay after for the ski club, my first words were, "Well, don't you have to be an, um, skier for that?"

Apparently not, and he talked Justin into joining the ski club's first trip of the year. It was all downhill after that. Literally.

They wanted to ski after Christmas, they wanted to go skiing with friends, and then we won a trip to a ski resort in Michigan. Trevor also fell in love with skiing and now they can all ski circles around Kevin and me--not that that's saying much. They're already requesting skis for their birthdays this year and asking when we can go skiing next year.

This winter Trevor also took up the electric guitar. Since then, he's spent every waking, non-school, non-skiing hour playing guitar. The kid can play! Who knew?

I guess what I learned this winter is not to be afraid to try new things. You never know what fun you might be missing. What new things have you tried lately? Did it turn out to be a good thing or a disaster?

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Denise Hunter  
posted at 11:35 AM  
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At 3:22 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Wow, they look like they really know what they're doing! We haven't done anything new this year because new things keep happening to us, and we can barely keep up. I asked Mel if he remembered anything new we'd done lately, and he said yes, we've started using a push mower instead of rider in order to get more exercise--plus I can't sit on a rider.
How exciting is that?

At 3:23 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I used to ski. Really I did. I like cross country skiing the best. I can actually stand up on those skis and spend less time in the snow. :)

I like trying new things. New foods, new adventures. But I'm realizing I'm getting a little old for some things. For example, I'd like to try white water rafting but I'm thinking I might drown now. LOL

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

LOL Cheryl!

C, how you like cross country skiing? Ugh! So tiring.
White water rafting is fun. It's even better with a guide who knows what he's doing. :-)


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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