Monday, January 31, 2011

Mom's Birthday

When I came back from Burlington, it was my Mom's birthday! We skied for some of the day, went to the gym and went out for dinner, with my sister (Jenna), my mom's boyfriend (Clay) and Clay's son (Chris).

Chris and I swapped places

Could be Jenna's first real head-shot on my blog! I don't see her very often, so my Mom's birthday was the best!

Chris and Clay... Chris is definately not adopted. 

Jenna and the Birthday girl!! "Erin, you sound like Dad. Who cares what the F-stop is... just take the pictures."  - Now I know what my Dad went through when we would wine that he said 1 more after 10 more.
But look at what came out of all that!

Despite what Clay thinks... I think this is a cute picture! 

My strawberry blonde sister and I... (haha)

"I recognize this smirk Erin." -Geez thanks Mom

Happy Birthday Mom/H. The best birthday cake ever!! It is an ice cream cake with cookie dough! Before we went home we ate all of the cookie dough off the top, my mom and Clay had another piece before bed and we finished it up the next night! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! 

This action shot was better than the one before when my Mom was hysterically laughing. Yes, what you are imagining is correct.

My sister dragged me along on one of her favourite adventures, singing kareoke. Besides seeing everyone all together, my favourite part of the weekend was seeing Jenna and Chris sing a couple duets together!
The morning before I left, my mom and I took Clay's dog, Haley, for a walk. She was hit by a car when she was little and is now afraid of everything that moves. She cowers when you try to look her in the eye. But, she LOVES people that are nice to her and THE SNOW!

She rolls in the snow...

Eats the snow

Runs through the snow 
Bites the snow out of her paws. 

All in all my time at home was incredible! I'm back in Europe now at our home base in Kirchberg, Austria for the final long haul of the season! I'll be here for at least a month and a half. Our next World Cup slalom is on Saturday! Hopefully everything falls nicely into place!