End of the ski season

April6

We did get out to the ski area together as a family once this year. Great views from the gondola.

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I was reluctant to try sit skiing again on the mono ski, but was fortunately able to try out a dual ski model. I am very lucky that, just this year, the new Revelstoke Adaptive Skiing Association was formed and I am now able to ski whenever I like. I waited for a nice warm sunny afternoon and had a great time on the run named ‘Wooley Bully’. It was a long way down for my first day and my arms were punched by the bottom. It was great to actually be turning and balancing on my own, I just had a little help slowing down. Thanks tons to Fiona, my instructor/guide, and Dana who helped on the faceplants. 🙂

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My Super Skier

March22

Every Sunday morning the girls have been going to ski school in the Revy Rippers program. In the afternoons they ski with Dad. Emily has very quickly progressed to skiing most of the mountain, including steep ‘black diamond’ runs. These are the hardest-rated on the mountain.

Here she is on Parachute in North Bowl:

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This is steep, look at the trees!!
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The satisfied grin!
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Visiting Jasper

March20

This week is Spring Break so we decided to visit some friends in Jasper, Alberta. Simon worked there for 7 summers and I spent one summer there. It was a step back into winter for us lower altitude types.

We took the girls skating on Pyramid Lake; it doesn’t get any more Canadian than this!

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The next day, Simon, the girls, and two friends went skiing at Marmot Basin. The relatively smaller size of this ski area was a good boost for Maddie’s skiing skills.

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Student of the Week

March15

It was Emily’s turn as the Student of the Week. Emily will regularly do at least 1.5 to 2 times the required spelling sentences. Her teacher told a story about how Emily often goes one step further than expected. That day the class learned about Polar Bears. After school Emily went to the Public Library, took out a book and did her own research, bringing 9 points to school the next day to share with the class. Way to go Em!!!

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Home for the Hunts Fundraiser Dance

March10

We are in the middle of our fundraising efforts for our project to bring Habitat for Humanity to Revelstoke. A dance and silent auction was held, it was well attended and many people went home with some beautiful items that had been generously donated. I love this soapstone and antler carving from Iqualuit brought down by one of our Northern nursing friends.

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The music was fantastic! Simon played for 4 hours; first with the Sofa Kings of Revelstoke, and later with Vancouver pals Marc Wild and Isabelle and Mark of Combine the Victorious.

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The band sitting down after it was all over…

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The girls decorated the sidewalk out front with this artwork and also a series of multi-coloured directional arrows along the sidewalk for a block in each direction, to make sure everyone knew which way to go.

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For more info about our project go to www.homeforthehunts.com

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

March3

Some beautiful shots Simon has taken from the ski area this year:

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My birthday

February18

We celebrated my (29th) birthday with a lovely dinner with a few friends. The highlight is always the Black Forest cake that Simon makes for me each year!!!

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Madeline’s new look

February4

We have a wonderful friend that is a professional hair stylist who does housecalls. Without any previous mention of her intentions, Madeline requested a short hair cut. I’m always game for change so she got what she requested.

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She loves her new look, especially with the curls…
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Music everywhere…

February2

When you live with a musician, you never know when and where the next creative outburst is going to happen. Sometimes it happens while making dinner. Luckily, Emily seems to have bypassed her father and is taking care of things herself.

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Literacy Day

January28

To celebrate National Literacy Day, the kids at Begbie View School were asked to dress up as their favourite book character. Emily loves to read and chose to be one of the black cats from the book series called “Catwings’. Madeline is a leopard, from a non-fiction book we have. And I love the face painting part!

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