As I had predicted in my post yesterday, the holiday spirit arrived once I focused on doing something charitable for those less fortunate. I had the opportunity to drive four fine young men around our town last night as part of a food drive for the Salem Economic Ministry.
My son Jamie, who is second from the right, along with his friends Max Richard (far right), Henry Townsend (third from right), and Jeremy Leavitt (on left) canvassed several neighborhoods at Sugarloaf gathering donations of canned food and in some cases, cash dollars so those less fortunate can enjoy a fine holiday meal.
My son was born just yesterday….or so it seems. Yet this past week he went to his junior prom…how could that be? Here he is with his date Kelsey arriving at the prom last weekend. I know you’re thinking he wasn’t born yesterday, but if life was passing as fast for you as it is for me, you’d know how I feel.
I don’t know about you, but for me, time is literally flying by.
The only way I’ve discovered to slow it down is by scrapbooking. Now some friends who know me well are amazed that I would choose a hobby that involves sitting for hours, cutting out pretty papers, applying stickers, writing journal entries and organizing photos. But truly, it is the only way that I can slow the passage of time and try to remember the details of this busy life I lead. Continue reading
Many of you know that my family is heavily involved in skiing and ski racing. My son Craig, who is 16 years old, has qualified for the JII Nationals in Aspen, Colorado. He is heading there tomorrow for ten days. This is quite an accomplishment. The top 20 male and top 20 female skiers aged 15 and 16 from all over the East were selected for this high level competition in Downhill, Super G. Slalom and Giant Slalom. There’s a play by play overview of the Downhill course by U.S. Ski Team member Lindsey Vonn on this website from Ski Racing News. I have a hard time watching because they go so fast. In the Downhill, they will gain speeds of up to 75 to 80 miles per hour on this course. My husband and Craig have been working hard for the past ten days preparing the surfaces of his skis so they are as fast as possible on the race track. Continue reading