These are my Olympic cookies – little “Saucony” shoes made by Karen Rose and her daughter Ashley Rose – to celebrate the Torchbearer fun we are going to have tomorrow in Huntsville!!
Mom, Dad, sister Teresa, Dave’s family – Sue, Ray, Brittany and Braedan, our friends, Bob, Karen and Ashley Rose and of course, Dave and I, have all descended upon Deerhurst to begin the pre-Torchbearing festivities! Karen said she had a surprise and she was not kidding – they had made these sugar cookies – they had painted the Olympic rings on each and every cookie – 80 of them – what an unbelievable treat. Yes, the Rose family are the cream of the crop – beautiful and kind from head to toe!!
After settling into our rooms, we went for a walk and found a tubing hill on the golf course – yes, the golf course that we all ran on in the Subaru Muskoka 70.3 event in 2008! That was one heck of a fast, steep tubing hill – sorry athletes we made you run up it in the race! The kiddies (and Dave) had a blast snow tubing and I even did 3 runs on it! We had some good family fun in the -15 degrees celsius! Then it was back to our hospitality suite for some fun and then out for a family dinner at Swiss Chalet! Fiona, Nigel Gray’s sister, popped by for a great visit as well. Being at Deerhurst is kind of like having your family over to your house but it isn’t your house!! So far, this has been a terrific family celebration. My sister Luanne and hubby Mike drive up on Wednesday. Can’t wait until I get my hands on the Torch! More later!