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December 9, 2007

December Daily : Day Eight & Nine

[ Chris risked life + limb for this photo. What a guy. ]

We took Simon sledding for the first time today to Willamette Pass.

We don’t really get snow much at all where we live – maybe a dusting or the occasional accumulation. But, we can drive a little over an hour and find as much as we want throughout the winter. The actual ski area is still closed because there is not enough snow yet, but for the few groups of people that made the drive up today (and were willing to trek their sleds up the hills), it was totally worth it.

Seriously good times. Up and down and up and down. Definitely an activity we will do again in the coming months.

And here’s a look at Day Eight and Day Nine in my December Daily Album:


  • 1.
    margie said…

    looks like you had a great time! LOVE the look on Simons face! JOY!
    kiss kiss

  • 2.
    beth said…

    your book is looking so great! so happy you had a wonderful weekend as a family.

  • 3.
    steph said…

    so much fun! I too live in an area where you “go to the snow” A concept my husband has a hard time wrapping his brain around he’s from the Northeast!

  • 4.
    cheryl said…

    What a FUN picture. This weekend we are taking the kids to Big Bear to go sleding. I wondered how I would get good pictures and now I see hubby will have to take one for the team and risk it too. Can’t wait to go now.

  • 5.
    Julie Howard said…

    What an awesome photo! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  • 6.
    Anonymous said…

    Your album is looking awesome, it’s going to be such a great keepsake. I love that you’ve included the broken dvd!

  • 7.
    PJ said…

    O wow, if Stach sees this picture of you and Simon sledding,I’m sure he’ll want to pack his suitcase and come over… (hmmm, pity we live in the Netherlands…)it looks you had a blast!!!

  • 8.
    Anne Alley said…

    The picture of you and Simon sledding is fantastic! This album is such a great idea, and Simon is really going to treasure it when he’s an adult.
    John and I need to make a trip north, Matty is begging near constantly to visit the snow :) If he saw this picture we’d have to pack up the fam van tomorrow!
    Anne Alley

  • 9.
    casey boyd said…

    Ali this looks like a blast…I was hoping to take the kids up to HooDoo here in the near future, this is a moment I can’t wait to have!

  • 10.
    corinne delis said…

    so love this shot!!! love the book your making as well. You inspire me Ali :)

  • 11.
    Lisette said…

    Oh, I so would love to be in that snow! (wishful thinking in Melbourne) lol! Great shot.

  • 12.
    Rachel Greig said…

    Now that’s what I call a photographer – risking himself for the sake of a shot! Love it – and love the shot! Well worth it :)

  • 13.
    Kal Barteski said…

    Sledding looks like fun!! Up here we call it toboganning and it’s literally out my front door. No – it IS out my front door. We have about 15 inches of snow already. Much, much more to come. We tobogan in the back yard and as kids – we HAD to tobogan from the school yard through a park to get home (much more fun in the winter than trekking down in the summer!).
    Happy sledding! Yay for winter!

  • 14.

    i love checking each day to see how your album is coming along. it really is brilliant

  • 15.
    hedwig said…

    Hi Ali,
    isn’t it great to play in the snow with your beloveds?! It looks really COOL!

  • 16.
    ELLIE said…

    what great photos of you and Simon and your hubbie and Simon..I bet you all just had a blast in the snow…
    Thanks for sharing it all

  • 17.
    Anilu Magloire said…

    Go, Chris!!! Anything for the perfect picture :)

  • 18.
    Melissa S-E said…

    INCREDIBLE SHOTS!! Could you tolerate one more stupid question?? What is the font you’re using on page 9? It looks like the font used for part of the BPS logo… I like that it’s readable but not too formal-looking.
    Being in FL this is the ONLY time of year that I envy those with snow…. your photos have NOT helped!! ;-> ha ha… TFS this album….

  • 19.
    TeenSleuth said…

    That picture is PERFECT! I can’t stop looking at it. Go Chris!

  • 20.
    mary w said…

    Oh my gosh that photo is awesome-that is one i would definitely enlarge and hang up!

  • 21.
    leslie said…

    thanks for the happy memories reminder.
    tobogganing. i need to find myself some snow.
    and a toboggan.

  • 22.
    misti said…

    Looks like so much fun! I haven’t been sledding since 1992 when we went to Utah for a ski trip. not much sledding snow in Texas where I grew up. Simon’s hat is cute!

  • 23.
    Lisa M said…

    An hour ride…..
    Trecking up the hill with your sled…
    The smile on Simon’s face… PRICELESS :)

  • 24.
    katie scott said…

    OK I am officially jealous! I want to go sledding with my son so much! And, withou some kind of major weather fluke, there will be no snow in Florida ! I’m making reservations later today. Not really jealous / glad you had fun sledding! I just want to too :)

  • 25.
    melissa deakin said…

    that photo is incredible.
    what a great husband you have.
    i LOVE this album so much.
    i so enjoy seeing the evolution of it each day.
    what a treasure!

  • 26.
    Vanessa said…

    What an amazing and FUN picture!!! Love that. Wish I can drive an hour and see snow, but not the case here in Miami! LOL! Great shots and your album is breathtaking :-) I’m working on mine now…
    Thanks for the continued inspiration!

  • 27.
    Sarah Corbett said…

    Yes I am curious too about the font on page 9… can you share? I really like it. :)

  • 28.
    Emily said…

    Love the photo of you and Simon. I’m sure it will be a memory he will always cherish…his first time on a sled w/ his mama. :)
    Happy holiays!

  • 29.
    Sharon F said…

    How fun. We have gone up to Ashland Mountain or is it Mount Ashland? Lots of fun sledding there in Oregon. Each winter we take our bernese mountain dog to the snow, (sometimes Tahoe, or Lassen, and last year it was Oregon) so he can get back to his roots. Since we live in very moderate climate of the SF Bay Area.
    Isn’t it great to live somewhere where you only have to go an hour to get to a new weather experience?
    Loving the album…
    And the Santa picture. I got choked up just seeing the pic. How special for you all.
    oakland, ca

  • 30.
    MandyK said…

    How cool is Chris getting that shot.We are still waiting for a really good snow so we can take the tribe sledding we still have some grass poking through the snow here.Love your book everyday I think hmm wonder what she has captured and created today. Awesome!

  • 31.
    jessica said…

    HOW FUN!
    the sled looks like our super orange toboggan we had growing up and used over on the golf course. Good times. Glad you’re continuing the traditions with Simon. What a lucky boy.
    Love you!

  • 32.
    Mary Rogers said…

    oh my gosh Ali! love the photos! looks like so much fun. I bet Simon slept like a log….
    Enjoy your week. So much to do with little time remaining, eeeek.

  • 33.
    Sharna said…

    What an awesome photo!!! Kudos to Chris! No coal in his stocking this year….

  • 34.
    Toni said…

    Kudos to Chris…that’s an awesome picture!!! (worth the risk ;)

  • 35.
    Terri said…

    We are all allowed to be kids when the occasional NW snow hits. That looked like so much fun!!! – Terri/Kirkland

  • 36.
    Liz Ness said…

    AWESOME! Love the photos and mini and I’m SO itching to go sledding now. Isn’t the pass just beautiful this time of year?

  • 37.
    kT said…

    hmm snow. too bad it’s like 70 here.
    Your book is coming ut great! i’m going to do mine I just didn’t make it ahead of time. I’ve been keeping track of my days though, taking pictures for some, jotting down journaling for others.

  • 38.
    Frances M said…

    I live in the Northeast..and I wanted to sledding so badly this weekend! Jealous!
    The album in beautiful.

  • 39.
    AmyG said…

    I love seeing these!!!
    Chris did an awesome job with that photo – so fun!

  • 40.
    Chere' said…

    Great photo! And what a fun, family day!

  • 41.
    Susan said…

    Love the joy on his face! Where can I find the info on the album or was it just things you pieced together.
    Thanks, Sue

  • 42.
    Amy K in FL said…

    Lots of us in FL reading about your snow fun…we’re leaving next week for the midwest and some sledding/snowboarding of our own…can’t wait! I’ve been thinking about how to get the best photos (like yours) and this was a great inspiration. Thanks again for sharing.

  • 43.
    Brandy said…

    I don’t leave comments very often, but I have to say that you are a fantastic mother. You go all out to have fun with Little Man S. Just wanted to say thanks for being so inspiring!

  • 44.
    Jill said…

    Oh my gosh…love Simon. I bet he was so thrilled going down the hill on his sled. Excellent photography and love your book.

  • 45.
    Paola Norman said…

    Sleding is one of my favourtie things to do in the winter, glad you got to experience it this year, love that action pic going downhill, it’s wonderful to caputre those moments..Happy for Simon!

  • 46.
    MizzBizzi said…

    Oh, what big time big fun! Thanks dare devil Chris! Ali, this album is such an amazing treasure. Simon is so lucky that you are his Mom! (Sorry Chris, but that is including you, but since you don’t scrapbook …)

  • 47.
    Sara said…

    That looks like so much fun Ali. I am sure it was. Love seeing your album.

  • 48.
    rebecca harper said…

    very cool photo!

  • 49.
    Meg said…

    Too fun! Did you go all the way up into the Pass site and climb up the ski area? What a fabulous idea! LOVE both photos!

  • 50.
    Nancy L in Vancouver, CA said…

    What a great photo! I can’t believe he got out of the way fast enough to get the shot. Plus it was in focus!
    Oh, now I want to play in the snow too!

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