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Ski Trips 2022

It’s spring skiing season! This was our first year skiing at Meadows, which is also at Mount Hood. They had an amazing deal for a spring skiing pass that included lessons, rentals and lift ticket. Our COVID family all got passes and rented a place to stay for 4 days.

Both boys took 3 lessons, Ashton switched back to skis and took 2 lessons. Anna, Jason and Chloe also took a lesson. Archer even rented a snow board for a lesson (since they’re free with this pad)!

The kids all improved a lot. Atley just wanted to go as fast as he could go, but he has learned how to turn and hockey stop.

Round 2

It’s only a two hour drive so we went back up on April 9-10. We stayed at a cute cabin on the east side of the mountain, as it started to snow like crazy. The forecast showed lime 7 inches of snow for that 24 hours.

It was much colder, and the wind was blowing hard down the mountain, so sitting in the chair lift was freezing; but coming down the hill was great. We’re all got a lot of skiing in! Ashton had to convince Atley to take a break for lunch. The cold didn’t bother him one bit.

The boys are getting very comfortable on skis.

Archer and Atley did a couple races down the bunny hill when they were more comfortable… Although both made some poor decisions in this video, no one was hurt… But we stopped racing. (Excuse my profanity.)

Round 3

On Archer’s birthday, Anna took both boys and their teacher/Nana (and 2 friends) up to the hill for a full day of skiing. They had a blast.

I’ll try to update when we go again.

Oregon A-Team

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Archer’s 9th Birthday

What a great day! When Archer was young he used to say “This is the best day ever.” all the time. Today Archer said, “This is the best birthday ever.” and it was pretty darn fun. We did a lot!

We headed to Lincoln City to shoot some indoor archery, which was a blast. There were 4 targets to shoot, and we shoot non-stop for 1.5 hours.

There were a good number of bullseye’s too!

Then we had cake. Archer picked out a sweet lemon tart cake.

Then we went to the arcade and played Minecraft dungeons. This was the first arcade I’ve seen that gives you physical items for playing. Archer ended up with a bunch of Minecraft cards, which he loves!

Then we saw Sonic 2!

Happy Birthday Archer!

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A-Team 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from the Oregon A-Team,
Ashton, Anna, Archer, Atley and Nana
3 dogs: Rosco, Bella and Molly
4 horses: Nevada, Thunder, Maisey, and Dune
5 cats: Mocha, Bandit, Silver, Cinder and Fortress
10 chickens

As 2021 comes to a close, we look back on a very big year for our family.

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Our First Oregon White Christmas

We’ve lived in Sheridan for 3 1/2 years now, and we have finally received our first real snow day! All day through Christmas, it snowed on an off, but nothing stuck. It started snowing in earnest Christmas Night, and there was enough snow on our porch to have a snow fight!

We woke up to 2-3 inches of snow, and it was beautiful!

Ashton finally built a snowman!

Archer rolled a snow ball!

We went out sledding on our pretty steep hill, and our boys loved it. They were win and out all day. The Adens and Robinsons came over throughout the day, and we had a great time.

The Robinsons brought a new board game they got for Christmas and we all got to play.

The Adens brought over the Nintendo Switch (that Jason is selling to Archer and Atley) and the kids played Mario Kart.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Mr Grinch

Mr Grinch by Miles and Ashton. First try. 2021