February was cold and frosty. But it was filled with beauty, new adventures, birthdays, and coffee, lots of coffee.
There was lots of playing in the snow and fort building with the neighbor kids.
Elijah had his 11th birthday on the 11th.
His birthday consisted of opening gifts...
Lunch at Carl Jrs....
Pizza and ice-cream cake for dinner.
Just a couple days later it was my birthday.
It was a pretty normal day with school and Geoff at work. But a kind friend stopped by for a little bit in the afternoon and then our family went out for an early dinner at a delicious Korean place. We went early because it was also Valentines Day and we've learned before how busy restaurants get that night.
February was also filled with movies, games, snuggly blankets and days that are slowly getting longer. Yay for more sunlight!
New adventures came to Ethan and I at our skiing lesson. Ethan did great! I found it to be both thrilling and terrifying. I like solid ground under my feet I found out. At least when i'm on a hill. Haha! I would be interested in trying cross country skiing but I think i'll leave the big hills to my boys.
By that time Elijah had arrived for his snowboarding class. He's doing great!
He was moved up to the next level!
Each February we have a festival called The Fur Rendezvous or Fur Rondy for short. It's a big deal around here. It gives Alaskan a chance to celebrate winter and all it has to offer and helps us to have something to look forward to as winter drags on. There's a carnival, lots of activities, events, the start of the Iron Dog snow machine race, and an Ice Sculpture competition.
Up next? The Iditarod!