Atley is 6 (almost 7) and Archer is 9. This is our first time camping outside with both boys (only Archer has gone to a summer camp before). This is our first time at Butte Creek, and although the staff shortage was very noticeable, the boys had a blast!
Our pack is pack 215, and we brought 10 kids and 8 adults. We were put in the Yellow Rose campsite with pack 503, who had 3 kids (all bears) and 3 adults.
Here’s a video of the skit we did at the closing campfire:
Archer is in the tan shirt, and Atley is 5th from the left.
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.
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.)
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.
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.