Today was eventful! There was skiing, pizza and skits. The first ski was very productive! I got to work with Brian Wicklund and some other boys on technique (building up the Stilwater Empire, ensuring future state Nordic domination). For the second ski, I was lucky enough to convince Sofie and Clara to ski with me!… Continue reading Third day of skiing in paradise
You may not notice this, but I do. The expression on Sofie’s face makes me so happy, because I know that she is incredibly happy (skiing and taking pics of nature)! Today was tiring. The kind of day where you finish skiing, sit in the car to go back to the… Continue reading Another excellent day in Biwabik
Very successful day of skiing at the Ridge today! Three hour classic ski for 36 km! Almost all the best trails were open and the trees were covered in snow, so pretty! I was so ready for dinner after the ski, we had some delicious burritos (thanks parents and volunteers! To make this camp happen!!),… Continue reading Skiing is life!
I survived the trip back to Marine on Saint Croix from Des Moines, IA. The time with my grandparents and family was so nice, but I’m ready to ski! My alarm blared at 6:30am, waking my cat and me. I wiped my eyes, gave my cat a pep talk about life and then made… Continue reading Due North
My new blog! I am actually not currently sipping a latte and wearing my Patagonia sweatshirt. I’m wearing a collared shirt from Kohls, jeans I’ve had for years and some socks that Sofie got me – keeping it real. Anyways, let’s get into my life.
Yes, it is this time of year again – Of course, I am talking about Christmas! My family and I joined the grandparents here in West Des Moines, Iowa to celebrate! Their house is always so nice, cozy, decorated to a T! As you can see:
As you can see:
The tree is beautifully decorated and illuminated thanks to my Grandpa, Steve. What you can’t see/smell from this picture is the food being cooked by Grandma Ann (I assure you, the food is well worth the year-long wait)!
Now, for what is really interesting: the present list! Here is what I have acquired:
- Amazon Gift Cards (that’s right, plural)
- Norwegian Sweater Vest
- Embroidered Towel (it says, “Q”)
- Antibacterial Facial Towel (thanks, mom)
- cute little Santa ornament with a secret compartment
- cycling socks, hat and gloves (shout out to my peeps in New Jersey – I miss you!!!)
- A couple books from my dad
- socks (SOCKS!!!)
- Fandango Giftcard
- Running shoes (Nike Structure 18)
- Last but not least… AVETT BROTHERS TICKETS (Sofie, you ARE the best.)
Most importantly, spending time with my family is always the best gift! (not just saying that, I really mean it!!)
Lastly, I’m off to Giant’ Ridge in Biwabik, MN for a few days to cap off the year! I CAN NOT WAIT to ski! FINALLY! However, all the cycling gifts I’ve received have tempted me to go on some winter rides (I mean, as an adult I am able to do whatever I want! Right?)
Always wishing for snow,