When we have each other, we have everything.
I am not sure how...but life always goes by so quickly in the winter in Minnesota. We sold the snowmobiles shortly after returning from Montana. It was definitely the right call. We were tired of chasing snow and we were able to get a fair price for them. We have decided to pursue downhill skiing as our winter sport of choice. Ben has been skiing for a long time, but I am still working on getting used to it. Ben has traveled several times to Bend, OR to visit and ski with his parents. We have also skied several times in Minnesota...once at Afton and twice at Lutsen. I really like skiing in Lutsen. We don't have to chase snow in order to ski in Minnesota because they make we make our own :)
My mom came out to visit for a little under two weeks in February. It was great, quality time together! We walked, shopped, quilted, watched Downton Abbey, and visited. I made a quilt for my bestie, Ali. It turned out so well! I was so excited to give it to her as a surprise for her upcoming, big # birthday!
Lucy is doing well. We are working with a vet that we love to continue to figure out her chronic ear infections. She is on a highly specialized food that is supposed to eliminate the possibility of a food allergy. She will be on that food for two months and we will see if there is any progress. We can hope!
We are anxious for the summer. We sold our 2008 Malibu VTX in the fall and ordered a new 2015 Malibu VLX. The VLX is a little bigger and we were fortunate enough to have a stellar trade-in value on the old boat. The new boat also has what is called a "Wake-gate." This will allow us, once we learn, to switch the side the wake is on and surf both sides.
Ben, Julie, and Amelia