Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ski Themed Cupcake Toppers & A Lesson In Courage

On Friday we set off for an amazing adventure
to Alaska with some wonderful, good friends. 


We are very excited!

I am writing this blog post as a tribute to someone
that I have watched these past few months do
some pretty amazing things...........

She got an early Birthday Gift this weekend....her Ski Team Jacket!

Yep, that is my girl. My Sophia!
She is a Ski Racer.

In November, I can honestly say she could barely
get off the chair lift. She was falling down the green hills
every few minutes and she was pretty frustrated. 

This was her FIRST trip up the chair lift in November...her 3rd time on skies in her WHOLE LIFE!

But that girl has spunk. 

She has spirit. 

And NOTHING gets the best of this girl. 

So...she hung in there. And fought for what she wanted. 
She leaned on some great friends for support. Because that is
what a true friend does....lifts you up when you need to lean. 

She decided to join the "D-Team" which is the downhill
ski racing team. Her Dad and I didn't doubt for one minute
she could do whatever she wanted. She has the best spirit. 

Well...let me tell you something. This girl went from falling down
the green hills to RACING down the black diamonds. 


And she kept a WINNING attitude. 
She got up when she fell. 
She smiled

Sophia Rose, you have NO idea how proud
your Dad and I are of your strength and courage.
  You can truly do anything.   
We love you so much!!!

Here is Sophia at the Championship race doing
the Giant Slalom Course on the LEFT
 at her personal best time of the season.  

So it is so fitting that we end the ski season with the most
amazing trip of a lifetime, to go ski the slopes in ALASKA!
To take a day and go dog sledding!
To laugh with good friends!
Relax and enjoy life! will be her birthday while we are there. 

Sophia gave herself the best present ever this year.
It did not cost us one dime.....(well excluding her ski gear :)
It did not come wrapped in a shiny package.

It came wrapped as COURAGE.    




Sue said...

Sophia is AWESOME!!! Cute cupcakes for your special girl too! said...

Go Sophia! We could all take a lesson from that kind of determination ;0)-- Have the BEST time in Alaska!

Barbara F. said...

Have wonderful trip! Sophia is such a special girl, she is amazing!!!! xo

Lisa said...

You go Sophia! Her determination is a great lesson for us all :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Way to go Sophia! Nice cupcakes Mom.

Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie said...

Go Sophia!! :)

Larks Country Heart Harrington said...

Looks as if you all had a great time! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Wow ... Sophia is one tough little cookie! I hope you and your family have a wonderful trip and lots of skiing :)

Antiques And Teacups said...

How wonderful! No wonder you are proud of her! Have fun in Alaska...we'll be up there in May.
LOVE your cupcake decorations!

Cookie Man said...

Looks like you all had a BALL!! I love the ski toppers...I have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

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kitty said...

Oh my Trisha, that brought happy tears to my eyes! Way to go Sophia!! Have a wonderful time on your trip to Alaska. I can't wait to hear about it. xo

Lisa TheBearFootBaker said...

Way to go Sophia! That video is awesome and we can all learn from your courage. Enjoy Alaska!!

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