Showing posts from January, 2012

Skiing in Santa Fe

Before I moved to Santa Fe, if you had told me I would be skiing moguls this year, or that I would be warm while downhill skiing, I never would have believed it.Yet I have both of these to be true this winter.
Today was my fourth time skiing at the Santa Fe Ski Basin and I absolutely love it.Never before have I experienced such long ski runs, such breathtaking views from the summit, or such warm and sunny weather while on the slopes.In fact, before moving to Santa Fe, I had never skied in “real” mountains, as my prior ski endeavors are limited to seven or eight hills in Minnesota and Illinois.

Skiing is an entirely new experience for me this year in the mountains of Santa Fe.I no longer struggle to stay warm or have to stop every few runs before my toes become nearly frostbitten, but now can enjoy sunny afternoons on the outdoor patio on the basin and find myself having to actually cool off after a couple hours on the slopes.I’ve never before had to take breaks while making my way down …

Ringing in the New Year with a Native New Mexican tradition...

Happy New Year!The last few weeks have been wonderful.I was able to fly home for 5 days at Christmas, and Kua flew home too!That was definitely an adventure for her, and besides a little (well, actually not-so-little) #2-related incident in the Minneapolis airport, she did great.I absolutely loved spending time with friends and especially family back in Minnesota.The times when my entire family is under one roof are now few and far between, but I treasure these moments; nothing compares to spending an evening with family laughing, sharing stories, working on jigsaw puzzles or playing games, and listening to Christmas music.
A pueblo-style Nativity scene I gave my parents for Christmas.They loved it!

Back in Santa Fe, I had a fabulous New Year’s Eve at Second Street Brewery with some of our new friends.It was one of the best New Year’s Eves I’ve had in a long time – friends, live music, champagne toast…perfect!
I rang in 2012 by witnessing a traditional pueblo Indian celebration: the Turt…