Every year -- except for last year -- for the last 10 years, I've been going skiing with a group of guys from college. This weekend has become one that I look forward to each year -- there's something very special about finding friends in life and then managing to mark time as you age together and enter new life stages. The group now is entirely married with children and when we started I was married and had just had a child. We're definitely middle aged -- and dealing with the the aspects of aging bodies, paunch stomachs, creaky knees, and later starts to the slopes.
Writing this post and it makes me think of the movie Stand by me and Hangover -- looking forward to hitting the slopes.