Sunday, February 12, 2012

Winter Vacation

With so much going on in our lives in the past couple of months, we seized the opportunity to get away to Smuggler's Notch Vermont, a family ski resort, at the end of January for a bit of skiing and family fun. It was a deal we would have been stupid to pass up and best of all, our lovely friends Peggy, Jay, Katherine & Dominic were able to share the experience.

We were given short notice about the room availability and dates. It was a struggle to get several things accomplished and sorted before the trip, but everything came together in the end. We were able to get our gear rental from the MWR (Naval Base) for cheap! Then our generous neighbors up there gave us 3 extra lift tickets, so we all skied for free. We were able to put Atticus in ski camp for an additional day, which he absolutely loved!

The most fulfilling part of the trip was seeing Atticus and Katherine take so confidently and naturally to skiing. I hadn't felt this much joy seeing them in a very long time! It was a moment in time realizing how grown up our little boy is now.

I can't say enough how happy this trip made me and that we plan to try hard to go again next year!!!


KristinaAC said...

So awesome Marie! Looks like Atticus is a natural! :)

Rhode Island Kohls said...

Loved watching it. Glad you were able to do it. You have to take advantage of every opportunity to do family things.