Saturday, January 12, 2008
At any rate, you may already be aware that Cara and I LOVE skiing. It is something that we both have been doing from an early age. We both agreed that we wanted to start Collen off skiing when he was very young. We just got back from Taos skiing that marked the first trip where Collen went to the top of the mountain. He has been skiing a few times before, but has remained in ski school and the bunny slopes. However, we felt, and he really wanted to go to the top and ski with us. That decision was really not that easy because we really weren't sure that he was ready for the upper slopes at Taos. The problem is that Collen loves to go fast and does not like to turn. This caused us a lot of concern, and our solution... the harness. Now if you are a skier you have have seen this before you know what I am talking about, if not, it is basically it is a rope that is connected to Collen and he drags me down the mountain. The goal is for me to keep him from going too fast, but still give him the freedom to ski on his own. Below is a picture from the chair lift on the way up and a video on the way down. All went well until we got in the tunnel.
Cara and Collen on Collen's first ride up to the top of the mountain.
Collen skiing... it all went well until we got in the tunnel. Thanks to Chach for the video work, commentary and laughter!!!
Our church, The Heights, is entering a new partnership with World Vision. Our Church has adopted a village in Uganda. Miles Melbert, a good friend of mine, and I went to Uganda in October to preview this partnership for our church. We both fell in love with the country and the people there. At the end of February our church will host an exhibit from World Vision titled The Aids Experience. The following video is a brief preview of this exhibit.
Making cookies for Santa Christmas eve. We were at Richard's parents in Sulphur Springs.
Collen's new guitar that Santa gave him. Our friend Chach as promised to give him lessons. Collen has been asking for a guitar for a long time.... "I want a real guitar, not a toy..."
Opening yet another present... this one is Heeleys. I think this present may give us a fun trip to the emergency room sometime in the near future.
Richard's dad opening up one of his presents.
All the Grandkids and Mimi and PeePaw, Cara's parents. From left to right, PeePaw, Duncan, Phoebe, Mason (The newest, born in late October), Collen, and Mimi.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Two years ago when Collen was three. This was taken just before Collen hit the slopes for the first time.
This is what we found when we picked him up that day. Out cold!
Now for a few picks of the first day of basketball!!!
Well it appears that the flash card with the basketball pics on it are missing. I will add the pics when found.