Cate Comes Home to Sun Valley!

Last time she was here, she was a bit tentative on skis. This time, she hit the mountain and took off. Is it the New York influence?

Tony was amazed at her skiing!

Then we celebrated her 30th! birthday! Yikes!

And Tony made a delicious dinner of ribs, rice and asparagus!!! And flourless chocolate cake…
We toured the Community School with Lisa Stelck… so amazing. Cate attended Thistleberry, the pre-school Lisa founded in Palo Alto.

And then we skied some more.

A highlight was Cupid’s Cabaret at the Next Stage Theatre. All local talent and truly wonderful warm and exciting. It was all Cate could do not to jump up on stage. Maybe sometime she will.
And how lucky am I to have a daughter, who comes all the way from New York to be in Sun Valley, It is a long complicated trip for 3 days, but it was pretty wonderful.
She is saying “Mom, enough, I am getting on the Sun Valley Express now! It is only 8 am! “

Wendy & Sarah Arrive from Toronto!

I love having a place in Sun Valley! Friends and relatives visit! This weekend we have Tony’s Canadian Cousin Wendy and her daughter, Sarah here. Wendy recently lost her wonderful husband, Sam, to brain cancer. And Sarah lost her fabulous dad. They are terrific house guests, cooking us a wonderful dinner last evening, being so helpful and mostly just feeling like family. They are both terrific skiers, so we all enjoyed yesterday together and today, i will skate ski while they tear up the mountain.

And Sarah LOVES Tuqui. They met when Tuqui was a baby and Sarah and Jim (now her husband) were living in San Francisco. 

We saw Iron Lady last evening…Great, great acting by Meryl Streep, but not sure how much I actually liked the slant of the story.

And how happy am I about Komen’s plight. Meaning that Planned Parenthood is definitely benefitting. And yet, I do wonder what the real motives of Komen are? Who pressured them and why do they care? I think we want to know more. Love the internet and its power!

Skate Skiing on the Bike Path

It is so incredible…We can skate ski on a minute from our house on the bike path! 

And we can take Tuqui..who loves to meet like-minded dogs…

Just so beautiful…winter or summer

And then sometimes being “really smart” and getting the perfect parking place, doesn’t work as well as one would wish. 🙂

 

A Blue Bird Day

was the perfect Sun Valley Day! Bright sunshine, deep blue sky, snow hanging on all the branches and perfect under foot (or ski as the case may be.) it was cold but not windy so we never got cold…and we were dressed for the coldest of days which might have helped.

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And each year we take a photo on top of College. This is our 2012 photo – 6 years after coming here for the first time.