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Monday, March 25, 2019

Annual Ski Trip

Every year we take a trip to the ski slopes with my husbands whole family. When I say whole I mean his parents and his sisters family. My husbands family isn't very big, but mighty in love and is quite close. I got really blessed to have them as my family as well. My sister-in-law has two girls of her own and they are close enough to Tin's age that they play well together. They are Tin's only living cousin's as his two boy cousins are in heaven, he never got to meet them.

So every year we pick a cottage that is close enough to the slopes where we can walk to go skiing. This is Tin's third year and of course his best year. When we started he had no clue what skiing was, but now he goes down the big slopes with his cousins, not as great, but pretty good for only going once a year. I, of course, am a very proud momma. Also, Tin gets to do things as a kid that I didn't have an opportunity to ever do as a child. I only learned to snowboard as a teenager when I myself could pay for it. The kids spent most of the trip on the slopes. They would leave the house around 9am or 10am and come back home around 12pm or 1pm, take a break for food and out again until 4pm. That was their routine the whole week. It was not mine though! Lubos also got in some good skiing this year. He was stuck with the kids but had his moments to go at his own pace.

Before we left I had a very full and intense week. There was so much to do every day, so much to get done. On Thursday my head started to hurt pretty intensely and it kept on going through Sunday and it kept on going through Tuesday and only stopped this past Friday. I had a headache for over a week! That caused its own stress. I still went snowboarding for two days which didn't help the headache, but eh, what are you going to do? The last two days I did my best to rest. I'm not 100% yet, but so much better than where I was last week. My muscles around my neck as still super tight and tense, which is where all my issues are coming from. I also got a bit more confident in my own snowboarding skills. I have a long way to go, but I learned some new things this time around and it was actually fun! 

There is a ton more to say about the trip, but I am going to leave it here for now. I'll also add the video I did from this trip. Memories are so important to me! 













Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Annual Kosice Trip

Every year we try to head to the other side of the country after Christmas to visit my father-in-law's side of the family. We go there rarely as weekends seem to fill up quickly or you just want a rest versus making a trip somewhere. 

This time around Tin seemed to get sick on the train ride over. In the morning he was just fine, but by the time we were an hour into the trip he had a pretty high temperature. I knew something was up when he showed no interest in video games on my phone. 

During the train ride, I had my friend Petronela with me as she too was heading to the same city where she is originally from. She didn't feel very well herself, but we managed to have a great time in the dining car. Her dad was kind enough to drop us off at Lubos' grandmas hours. Tin did fall asleep the second we arrived. 

I'm keeping this memory short... Saturday Petronela and I spent our morning together and did a little window shopping after brunch. By Sunday Tin was back to his normal self and was able to ride back home without a problem. When we arrived home Bratislava was under the wettest snowfall to mankind. We were pretty soaked just walking home from the tram ride! That's all folks.
































Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A Snowy Wet Day

There is something so beautiful about the way snow falls. It's my favorite sound as it gently collects on the ground. If you don't think it makes any sound like rainfall does then go into the mountains on the really snowy day and just listen. Yesterday, you could hear it and with the sound came about 2" of more snow. Now it's just a heeping mess of wet though. Melting snow is no joke!

My husband called me after work to tell me my long awaited 50mm was ready to be picked up. I have waited for those words for two months! When I dropped of my lens it was November. I was told that it would be ready in 2 weeks, but in reality it was 2 months. Now I'm hoping to get back into taking pictures verses making do with my so-so lenses. Anyways, I had to pick up the lens and Tin was enjoying a sort-of sick day.

I thought that a snow day was a perfect day to venture out into the city. In some ways I was right and it was beautiful, but in other ways it was a complete nightmare. The snow was melting at such a fast rate that there were puddles on every corner. Should have brought my wet suit. Things were made worse when Tin got nauseous and I had issues of mine own. At one point I needed to use the restroom and went in a frantic search for one. On our search Tin was having a blast playing in the snow and throwing snow balls at me. In a moment of desperation I turned around to tell Tin to hurry up, as he was falling behind me, when one of his snowballs landed smack dab into my nose. It felt like I was cut my a razor as it threw right at me. I tried with all my might now to hit that kid back because ouch and I HAD TO GO! Luckily I reigned in my anger and frustration because yes, it was an accident and I did turn at the perfect moment. He laughed at first because it was funny, but then his face got so so sad for about 20 min after until I threw a snowball back at him and he was back to his normal self. I did find the restroom which made things a whole lot better!

Things continued to go downhill in some ways like me needing to pay cash for my lens when all I had was plastic. I needed to eat as my body was blood sugar crashing. My husband was teaching his trainings and couldn't help me with money transfers. Despite it all, I want to remember that Tin had to best of attitudes. He just played in the slush his own little games and walked 3 miles around town with me. Finally hubby showed up, saved the day and made this whole messy and wet trip worth it. He lite up my whole day just by showing up and taking the tram home with us. I love that man of mine!

























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