This tradition began when our dauthers were in their mid-teens. The older one turns 34 tomorrow! (Stop by her blog and wish her a happy birthday. She'll appreciate it!) So that means we've been doing this every year for 16 years. When they got married, their husbands were invited along. Now, Christina brings our grandson. This year (like last) we're also having one of our almost-adopted daughters and her husband along as well, so we'll be 8 adults and one 21-month-old.
No, the baby (Trevor) doesn't ski. Yet. Give him another year or two.
Anyway, I'm getting heavily into the planning mode for our trip, now that the holidays are over. All the reservations are made, including the one for our final meal together at Macaroni Grill in Denver after the skiing is done and we're ready to head to our homes.
I've reserved our rental ski gear, our place to stay near the mountain, our lockers at the mountain, and Carol has already begun to talk about baking COOKIES! I'm talking about the world's best-ever oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies. Like THESE!
I posted the recipe last year. If anyone wants it again, let me know and I'll provide it for you.
Here's what we look forward to so much...
Well, and this...
You get the idea.
Colorado has been having some great snowfall this season, so conditions ought to be really good. Again. As usual.
Can you see why I'm getting in the "snow" mood?