family day

March 16, 2009

At Juvi, they have family day, right? Where you can visit your incarcerated kids?

Sometimes it feels like that’s what we do, since the kids, like all kids, almost always prefer hanging with friends to hanging with mom and dad. I mean, you could say “hey kids, let’s go heli-skiing in Alaska!” and they would look at you skeptically and say “can I bring a friend?”

Kim and I took the kids to Snowbird Saturday, a beautiful, cloudless, warm Spring day. For the first time in a long time it was just us. No friends, relatives, pets. I don’t mean there weren’t other people on the mountain–I just mean we didn’t bring them.


Turns out, the kids rip. I didn’t really know, I guess, since they’re at an age when they disappear as soon as we get on the lift. Today we skied together. It was cool, at least for Kim and me, not sure if the kids thought skiing with us was cool.

Teaspoon (Holden) airing it out:


Ian about to hit it:


And Ian hitting it:


We gather at the top:


For lunch:


And we’re done:


And now the kids go back to their previously scheduled programming.


8 Responses to “family day”

  1. Jenny-Jenny Says:

    Doesn’t get any better than that!!

  2. KanyonKris Says:

    Your kids are ripping it!

    Do I see that all the kids except Holden are taller than Mom? My two oldest are taller than Mom – she doesn’t like that so much.

    • dug Says:

      kris, yeah, everybody but teaspoon has passed mom. she’s not so into it either. but it’s inevitable. i’d say by the end of this year, teaspoon will be there too.

  3. bikemike Says:

    beautiful, man.

  4. tohellandback1st Says:

    more of that magic photography… great, great shots!

  5. Rachel W. Says:

    you’re kids are getting so tall. it took my a minute on that family shot to figure out which one was Kim.

  6. Kathleen Says:

    What a great day…just look at those smiles!

  7. Jay Says:

    Cracking up about the new nickname…teaspoon. I will be sure to call him that. I can’t believe how good they’ve become.

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