a break from school in january means only one thing...TUBBING. we took the family, smith kids, leah and dp, to eagleridge golf coarse for some snowy fun. m and f didn't really like going down the big hills so we found them a small slow hill and m really enjoyed going at a slower pace.
k and callie loved going down with the grown-ups because we went so much faster! cameron and hunter were really good at snowboarding down the hill and if the snow as a bit more powdery they could have easily made it all the way down the hill. we all had fun racing each other and at one point callie and i were on a tube and we were racing against cameron and hunter. they got a head start but in the end callie and i passed them both! k wanted to ride with leah and dp the whole time but managed to go down by herself a couple of times. she had fun until her feet started hurting and we had to take her boots off and carry her to the car.
but the last race of the day was b and i on one tube and leah and dp on the other. the losers pay for lunch. i thought for sure that b and i would snow plow but we didn't. we were hitting bumps all over the place and when we got to the bottom we kept going. we were headed for the frozen pond and b kept yelling, 'turn, turn!' as we ripped through one of the orange fence sections. b and i were laughing so hard! then we looked back. leah had hit one of the post and was lying on her side and couldn't move. dp was holding what was left of the tube. it had also hit the post and was a shriveled up piece of rubber. sad. it smelled like rotting fish! leah is okay but really sore. all in all, we had a great time as a family!