Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Rocky Mountain High

Well I finally got to spend a long weekend away with my hubby this past weekend for some R&R. At least it was supposed to be R&R until I got on the slopes. You see, we went to west for some skiing. And the last time I went skiing was 8 years ago, before I had my 3 children. And I must say that my body has changed quite a bit in those 8 years, not least of which is my strength and mental capacity to conquer new heights. It ain't there. I forgot how challenging it can be to sache elegantly down a slope, especially when said slope is facing east and the spring's sun rays have turned the snow into piles of wet clumpy cement! So, instead I plowed my way down the mountain at my own sweet pace while 4 year olds careened right past me at lightning speed. After a day at Vail and a day at Breckenridge my R&R was more like reckless and ridiculous rather than rest and relaxation. The good news is that I only fell twice and I don't think either time was my fault. At least I can play it off that way. The other good news is that the views were spectacular and I love the Rockies and Red Rock was incredible. The lack of O2 certainly was a factor for me...hey, maybe that is why I was so ski challenged! Yea, that's it - I had a Rocky Mountain High! And I'm too old to ski when I'm high. ;-) So, here are a couple of pics I got of the scenery. From the ground. No way was I going to lug my camera up the slopes. I'm a bit insane at times, but not stupid.










(ok, dh took this one with his pocket p&s as we were riding the chair lift up the mountain)

8 comments:

dar said...

Wow, awesome landscapes, great compostition in each one. Fun shot of you and the dh, hope you enjoyed your trip.

Fredi said...

Great landscape shots! These are wonderful!

Lorrie said...

wow.. fab shots. I love #3, at first I thought it was taken off angle, until I noticed the tree was standing upright. Love the mountains.... I'm a mountain girl at heart, who just happens to live at the beach.

Cindi Koceich said...

I'm so jealous! Look at that beautiful scenery! Love your landscape shots! Sweet pic of you and dh.

Michelle said...

beautiful captures! love your composition.

Mom2Drew said...

This is my backyard!!!

I absolutely LOVE Vail, but never pay the $ to ski there, I settle for Loveland and Monarch.

You are making me extremely jealous! I've been pregnant during each ski season for the past 3 years and skiing is my passion, so it just kills me to have to sit in the lodge, drinking hot chocolate.

Thanks for sharing and I like the P&S shot in the lift, those are my favorite kind of shots to take on the slopes. I've got a whole album filled with crazy faces.

During Spring Break, you'll see lots of bras and undies on the trees...did you see mine?

Mom2Drew said...

This is my backyard!!!

I absolutely LOVE Vail, but never pay the $ to ski there, I settle for Loveland and Monarch.

You are making me extremely jealous! I've been pregnant during each ski season for the past 3 years and skiing is my passion, so it just kills me to have to sit in the lodge, drinking hot chocolate.

Thanks for sharing and I like the P&S shot in the lift, those are my favorite kind of shots to take on the slopes. I've got a whole album filled with crazy faces.

During Spring Break, you'll see lots of bras and undies on the trees...did you see mine?

Jan said...

These are really nice shots. Sounds like a great trip!