Last year, I brough my camera. This year, I didn't. It's a mixed bag because with my camera, I am less centered and sort of swooping around trying to get the perfect candid shot of everyone. But with a real camera, I have better chances of getting good pictures. I decide this year to go with more centered and less swoopy.
One thing I've been realizing lately is that I get pictures of Lucy that I take with my phone pretty often, but that I can rarely use pictures that I take of Gabe. The reason? He doesn't hold still long enough for me to catch him. They're a blur.
One highlight for our little family this year was that Lucy really started skiing. We missed skiing the first day because her skis were in Salt Lake with Brian, who had to work. We went to the hill to watch the kids doing ski lessons anyway. That's where this picture was taken. The next day, Lucy took some lessons with a girl named Kate, from Colorado (who, incidentally, had an earring in her tongue, according to Lucy). Lucy had SO much fun with Kate! She ended up a level 3 skier and didn't want to come in, even when she was wet and cold. Here is her ski button:
And this is how Lucy looked when she had to come in from the mountain with her daddy. She wanted to go on the Majestic lift before she come in, but was pretty tired. I was so happy that she had more good experiences with skiing this year. She enjoyed herself last year with her Grandpa and Dad on the bunny hill, but now she can put her boots on, stop, turn, and do the lifts by herself. (I didn't actually get to see her do this, but I have it on Lucy's authority.)
Lucy with her cousin, Cameron. She cannot get enough of all of her cousins, but especially Cameron. Somehow, he was able to withstand almost four days of continuous instruction from Lucy about how to play the role of "Joseph" in her nativity fantasy. She was Mary. Gabe was Jesus.