3.26.2017

VIPS at the Globetrotters Game

Last weekend our friends Chris and Katie invited us to a Harlem Globetrotters game to celebrate their son's (and Jonathan's best bud's) birthday.  Katie' brother-in-law, Zoli, is one of the producers for the Globetrotters and got us some great seats a few rows up from the court.  Shortly after we got settled in our seats, he came over to us and walked us down to even better seats--on the opposing teams bench! It was nice to get the VIP treatment!

A member of the opposing team was telling the boys they weren't
allowed to cheer for the Globetrotters if they were sitting on his bench!


We were excited that "Flight Time" was part of the team we were at.  We cheered him and
his teammate, "Big Easy", on when they competed in three seasons of The Amazing Race.  


We were even more excited when he came and sat between the girl on the bench!



Best Buds!


We loved watching "Ace", one of the female Globetrotters!



Zoli was able to get each of the kids a program and after the game, we got escorted around the court for a personal meet and greet with the team. 

Redskins offensive tackle, Morgan Moses, was at the game and took part in the game.












Katie and I had to hop in the pic with "Flight Time".






Here's a clip of some of the action:

3.08.2017

Skiing at Roundtop Mountain Resort

Last weekend we took advantage of a Scouts Day discount at Roundtop Mountain Ski Resort and ventured to Pennsylvania for our first ski trip as a family.  It had been over 10 years since Ron or I skied and the only 2 other times I've been skiing/snow boarding, it wasn't pretty.  I was quite nervous about getting my 40 year-old on the snow!



We've had quite a warm winter so most of the snow was man-made.  The 2 other resorts in the area were already closed for the season because they couldn't keep up with the warmer temps.
Waiting , waiting and waiting for skis.

We got to Roundtop shortly after 10 a.m., but because of increased crowds it took us nearly 2 hours to get our equipment and get out onto the slopes.  Naturally, we started on the bunny slope and the kids took off without hesitation...and were awesome!  Ron took them up the ski lift to the next biggest slope and they made their way down like complete naturals!

Up until this point, I was sitting on the sidelines.  When Ron was getting the kids comfortable on their skis, I was too afraid to attempt it alone.  Luckily, the kids didn't need Ron for long and he was able to help me out.  We all went back up the ski lift and I attempted to make my way down.  It was a much longer (and more painful) process for me.  The kids beat me down the slope by at least 10 minutes.  Ron stuck by my side, which I appreciated because every time I fell, I needed help getting up.  Or help untangling my skis/legs.  And there was a lot of falling on my part...if I thought I was going too fast or if someone else was even remotely in my path, I aborted the mission and fell.  I'm still surprised and thankful that I left there with no injuries.

For your entertainment, Ron got some clips:

We took a late lunch break and met up with our neighbors.  I gave the slopes one more shot then called it quits for the day.  Ron and the kids continued to ski until the sun went down.





Jonathan was a pro and ventured to the next biggest slope with Ron.  He did amazingly well!



Despite the slow start, we ended up having a great day!  The kids loved skiing and are already asking to go again.  I'm still counting my lucky stars that I didn't break a bone!  Although, I am still sore and bruised. :)

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