In a few hours, we're leaving for a family ski trip. (Yes, I should be more careful about letting the innernets know we're going out of town but a) we have an alarm system b) we have a neighbor who watches our house with an eagle eye and goes in twice a day to feed the cats, and who owns guns [think I'm lying? wanna risk it?] and c) unless you like freaky paintings by unknown artists...best of luck trying to find anything of value to steal.)
We're going to Massanutten -- a ski resort (I'm being generous in calling Massanutten a "resort") a couple of hours away and right near JMU, where I went to college. (I actually took skiing as my PE credit while I was there -- did night skiing at Massanutten twice a week to earn one of the few "As" I would get in my undergrad career...)
They have skiing, snow tubing, an indoor water park and a bar...so if Avery does not take to the skiing right away, we do have options.
This afternoon, we're going to spend some time on campus at JMU, probably trying to figure out when they began admitting tweeners to college.
Anyway, all this to say we're excited. And not just because my new ski pants are making their debut.