there's little that i enjoy more than playing outside with people i love. the only other thing that can influence how much i enjoy this is the weather. this past weekend was the perfect trifecta. two bluebird days with temperatures getting close to fifty. saturday morning i enjoyed a ski at morses with my parents. it reminded me of skiing with them at vista verde when they visited me the year i ran the nordic center, as the sun was so warm and the sky so blue! we were there before the snow really softened, but it was delightful regardless. on sunday, i headed to sugarbush for a day of sweet spring skiing with two of my oldest friends, laura & jenna, and j's dad. the weather was perfect, the snow didn't transform to slush until the very end of our time, and there were smiles all around.