throwback thursday – white winter memories …

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 . . .

Ski family

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.

Tubing down the hill with mom ...

Mom started me out at a very early age . . .

Mom and Dad and the boys

just the same way my parents did with my two older brothers . . .

Mom, Paul, Marie and little Dan

they even brought my grandparents out to join in the fun from time to time!

. . . . .

In those days – the neighborhood boys would hang with the dads . . .

because that was a cool thing to do back then!

Dad skiing off jump

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!

Dad and the boys skiing

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 . . .

after year!!!

Dad skiing

With the beautiful mountains in the background . . . and the blue sky above . . .

my parents looked as cool as can be . . .

Mom skiing

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 . . .

Ice Boating

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

One thought on “throwback thursday – white winter memories …

  1. What lovely photos and memories of Winters past. I love the photo of your Mom, she looks like a movie star from the past. Thanks for sharing these great photos. love You always! Your Mother-in-law Katie

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