Monday, 12 January 2009

skiing with the family

we had our first family ski trip this past weekend. we stayed at our condo in deadman's flats. i will post a link to their website on my blog. you should consider staying at these condos if you go to the mountains - they are great.

all the kids can get down the mountain pretty good. we skied norquay and nakistka and the kids had a blast at both places.

just a few weeks ago skiing with the kids was an exercise in patience - ski for 10 seconds and wait for several minutes for the kids to catch up.

now, i can ski full speed and for the most part, nick has caught up to me by the time i stop and catch my breath. it won't be long before my 4 year old is calling me slow.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

family update

my kids can now downhill ski. the entire family can be seen moving in a snake like fashion down COP on a regular basis. the kids can carry their own gear as well as get it on and off themselves. they still need some herding to get clothes on and into the car but we are going in the right direction.

i have been out xcountry skiing a few times in the last 2 weeks. i had forgotten just how hard the sport is, especially for a big man. COP is quite hilly and my lungs feel like they will explode regularly. i wish someone would build a flat course that gets good snow and grooming close to my house.

on a sad note, sarah's granny died last night at the age of 94.

fight promotion

i just started a mma fight promotion business. it is called hard knocks fighting championship. the website is

the first fight card is scheduled for march 2009. i will post more details as we figure things out.

if you are interested in getting involved with hard knocks or coming out to watch fights then check this blog or the hardknocks website for more information in the weeks to come.