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First things first... I am having a baby boy! Wooohooo! I got my visa just in time to fly in last Tuesday and basically go directly from the airport to the medical center where I met up with Amber and got to see the little man on the screen. I thought I might cry when I saw his tiny little heart beating (yes, on occasion I am weepative) but once I saw him, I was so happy... I think I forgot to cry. Well he did put on quite a show for us and left absolutely no doubt that he is indeed a man child. :)

Alrighty, backtracking a little... my stay in NZ ended up being almost 2 months! (that's a long time to be away from the woman you love), but was fortunate enough to have spent that time with the cool people I posted about before. It just so turned out that they decided to take me along on a family reunion ski trip the weekend before my departure. It was so much fun. Here are a few photos of that trip.

I for one had never seen that much snow all at once and among other first time experiences was learning to put snow chains on when we got caught in a blizzard on our way up to the lodge.

We stayed the night at this log cabin and stayed up late playing sleeper and mafia..

We were originally going to go to Mt. Cheeseman but due to the heavy snowfall the day before that particular slope was closed so we ended up going to another slope. I had thought of learning to snow board originally but Amber thought that may be unwise and strongly suggested that I ski instead... heh. This is a picture of the learner's lesson... getting a grip on things. Spent most of the day there but ventured to the intermediate slope you see in the back there. I only lost a ski twice and had no wipe outs thank God... it was a also very windy day and I think that added to the thrill of it all.

I love the way everything becomes so quiet when there is so much snow and I loved the way light reflects off of that much whiteness.

hasta la proxima...

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Glad to hear you got your Visa, I have been praying for you. Looks like you had a good time in all that snow, no fair!! I am happy that you are having many "first timers" and especially excited about you being a daddy real soon!
Give my love to Amber and the little man!

2:05 PM

Wowee love the snow pics, looks like quite a trip...happy you got a good visa...and CONGRATS on the man-child!!!

8:08 PM

okay, you probably don't remember me, I chanced on this blog through a mutual friend. Yo vivi con tu familia en Monterrey (hogar ramada) y despues en Saltillo, unos 15 anos atras o mas, me dificil recordar. (sorry for my spanish! I've been away from spanish-speaking since '92!) yo tenia unos 16 anos, y ayudaba a tu mama a cuidar de ustedes a veces. (me llamaba "Mercy" entonces) Your mom was one of my favorite people, and one of the most awesome women I ever knew. I would really love to get in touch with her again; if you read this, can you let her know? thank you
sinceramente, Marina (en Croacia)

9:41 PM

Claro que me acuerdo de ti! Tu y Andrés cuidaban mucho de Liza en Saltillo. Que gusto encontrarnos! De seguro te comunico con mi mama. Necesitare alguna forma de poder localizarte. Un abrazo!

2:38 PM

Congrats on the baby boy! Hope everything is going well.

1:36 AM

Ha ha...I remember my first ski "lesson"! Once you get the hang of it, it's quite the thrill! (and good for Amber for persuading you to do skiing over snowboarding - it's better to learn to ski first and pick up boarding later on down the line). Praying for you and the beautiful new little one!! Lots of love.

12:57 AM

only on occasion...heh

5:38 AM

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