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Archive for January, 2008

Little Cookie Monster

In chronological order, here are pictures of GTB eating his first oreo at Aunt Carmen and Uncle Tim’s house… 

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And here’s video 🙂

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Ellie is Awesome

Check out this video of Ellie…she’s fearless.

http://kevinandleslie.blogspot.com/2008/01/ellies-big-jump_11.html

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Destination Idaho

Last week, we took a trip up to Idaho – to Schweitzer mountain, the place where Todd grew up skiing.  It was an amazing week for us because ,we not only had the opportunity to introduce GTB to his home away from home, but we were able to share our love for the mountain with 12 of our closest friends.

  

Here’s the short story of our trip (with a little help from Dickens)……. 

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES,

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(O-Town, Toodus, and GTB at Schweitzer…GTB’s first trip to the mountain, what a treat!)

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(Leslie, Ellie, and Kevin diggin’ the snow)

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(GTB standing on the ice)

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(GTB agrees:  there’s nothing better than 2nd avenue pizza)

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(GTB and Ellie playing with the sleds…they loved the sleds even before they found out how fast they go!)

IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES,

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(Don’t make me where my snowbibs!)

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(“Don’t talk to me…I just woke up!”  Note:  in this picture Ellie is holding her Little Mermaid costume, which she wore almost the whole vacation)

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(right before Toodus skiied GTB down the mountain.  GTB fell asleep seconds after this picture was taken while on Toodus’s back)

IT WAS THE AGE OF WISDOM,

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(Toodus carrying GTB on his shoulders so he wouldn’t slip on the icy deck)

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(the secret to life is carrying a bottle in your snowpants so it will be readily available when the kid gets hungry)

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(Toodus, O-Town, and GTB on a sled that is not pointed directly down a mountain)

IT WAS THE AGE OF FOOLISHNESS,

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(Toodus after jumping off the deck)

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(Katie about to jump off the deck)

(Kevin jumping off the deck)

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(Kevin and Ellie and Todd and GTB getting ready to sled)

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(Toodus and GTB safely at the bottom)

(Toodus, O-Town, and GTB sharing a sled)

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(Justin and Sally enjoying 2nd avenue pizza and looking surprisngly like Homies)

IT WAS THE EPOCH OF BELIEF,

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(Justin and Parker enjoying the fruits of their labor…they knew they could build the awesomest snowcave ever)

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(“I know I could ski if they would only let me try!”)

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(“I’ve totally conquered this ice thing”)

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(“Maybe we’ll get to China if we keep on digging”)

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(“Someday my son will learn to love the snow!”)

IT WAS THE EPOCH OF INCREDULITY,

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(“Where am I???”)

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(“Why would they dress me in this stuff…I can’t even put my arms down!”)

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(“They’re wanting me to smile…now???“)

(“Can I really walk on this stuff?”)

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(“I’m outside in the snow in just my pajamas?”)

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(“What is this place?”)

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(“They’re going to make me run around in my underwear and socks…in front of all these people?”)

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(“Annie still has a daddy!” ~Sally after J came carreening down the mountain on a sled)

IT WAS THE SEASON OF LIGHT,

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(view from the deck of the cabin)

IT WAS THE SEASON OF DARKNESS,

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(Toodus and Kevin on top of the world…)

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(…looking down on the city)

IT WAS THE SPRING OF HOPE,

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(“We’re going to Ida-go to see snow!”)

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(“Maybe if I give them a little smile they’ll let me go inside”)

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(“How fast can it go?”)

IT WAS THE WINTER OF DESPAIR,

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WE HAD EVERYTHING BEFORE US,

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(Leslie and Halle with all Pecks’ and Engstroms’ luggage at the Spokane airport)

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(Travis and Katie at the top of Sundance)

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(Toodus climbing up the mountain)

WE HAD NOTHING BEFORE US.

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(Matt skiing like a pro)

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(O-Town trying to keep up)

IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER THING THAT I DO, THAN I EVER HAVE DONE;

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(Katie after jumping into the snow)

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(Parker after building the snowcave)

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(Justin after sledding down the mountain)

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(Ellie and GTB sharing a sled)

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(Travis and Katie mastering the cheesy boarding pose)

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(O-Town and GTB playing in the snow)

IT IS A FAR, FAR BETTER REST THAT I GO TO, THAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN.

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(GTB and O-Town taking a break)

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(Toodus and GTB enjoying early morning coffee)

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(GTB fast asleep at the ski lodge after playing in the snow)

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(GTB…still sleeping)

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