I love the idea of Throwback Thursdays . . .
as it gives me the perfect reason to look back through old photographs!!
Here is a look at some white winter memories . . .
Our family was always out in the snow in winter . . .
because … well … that is just what we did in winter . . .
We. Played. In. The. Snow.
Mom started me out at a very early age . . .
just the same way my parents did with my two older brothers . . .
they even brought my grandparents out to join in the fun from time to time!
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In those days – the neighborhood boys would hang with the dads . . .
because that was a cool thing to do back then!
Here is my dad going over a ski jump!!
I have always loved the fact that he was young at heart . . .
and has continued to be so throughout the years!
Here is a photo of my dad with my two brothers years later!
These types of family photos would continue to be taken year . . . after year . . .
With the beautiful mountains in the background . . . and the blue sky above . . .
my parents looked as cool as can be . . .
this photo is one of my favorites of my mother!!
Yes – I do remember these mountains well . . .
the views from the tops of the lifts . . .
the smell of the snow . . . the hot chocolate breaks . . .
and the thick honey-butter bread at the lodge at Sundance
at the end of the day!
But most of all . . . I remember spending time with my family . . .
and the memories that we shared together!
I also remember . . . when my mom decided to quit going to the hill . . .
she leaned over to me and quietly told me that she never really liked being cold . . .
which as I am getting older I understand more and more . . .
I also remember skiing with my father last February – he was 91 years old . . .
I have to say – I was more than a bit worried!! But – he made it through the weekend safe . . .
and once again – we have memories that will last a life time!!
And if we were not up in the mountains . . .
well – we were on the lake . . . Ice Boating!!
Or – some of us were perhaps Ice Skating!!
I am so grateful for all this time we were able to spend together!!
How lucky my brothers and I were to have such fun . . .
loving . . . and active parents . . .
who went out of their way to create such memories for all of us!!
I will be forever thankful!!
Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season . . .
Peace, Love, and Joy – to each and every one of you!!!
xoxo – liz