Megan McJames

Archive for May 2011

It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live. -Albus Dumbldore

Snowbird-May 28th-still so much snow!


I am just coming to terms with the way my hair is always sticking every which way!

And of course a tribute to the little things that have been brightening my days because they can sometimes be the things that matter the most and are remembered the brightest!

My favorite kind of flower is in season, daffodils!


Back to work at the Windy Ridge Bakery for the off-ski season; strawberry-rhubarb pie day, mmm!

Just because you were, doesn’t mean you have to be.  Just because you’re not, doesn’t mean you won’t ever be.

Happy 21st birthday little bro, I love you!

family time 🙂

Nothing makes a summer evening more enjoyable than the company and conversation of good friends… and a cold drink over which to linger.

My besties!


A quick plug for the business my best friend Chelsea Marshall and I are starting!  Sister Sweet Tooth will do small catering jobs around the Park City Area.  We are not sisters by blood but are bonded by baking and friendship.  We specialize in cookies, cupcakes, banana bread, pies and tarts so let us know if any of that sound yummy to you!

Our first job! 150 cupcakes for a wedding!

I drove out to Mammoth to see how my heel bone healed up, how it felt in a ski boot and on May 10th got a powder day!

Ernie Rimer (conditioning coach), me and our tracks!

Jess and I

Jess Tidswell was our physical therapist on the trip and my roomie!  She was in charge of keeping me healthy.  My heal needs a little more time before it can handle the forces in GS gates but I got a lot of good free skiing in.

Another accomplishment of the Mammoth trip, I made my best chocolate chip cookies ever!  Almost rivaling teammate Chelsea Marshall’s famous chocolate chip cookies; at some point I will just need to accept defeat but these ones made me proud!

I have to start this post with the beach because no spring vacation is complete without one!

I went down to Savannah, GA to visit my grand father and get some vacation time in before I get back to skiing in Mammoth next week.  It was my heel’s last week of healing and it was nice to slow down to my grandpa’s pace and celebrate his 95th birthday!  Savannah is so far removed from the ski world that it is like my own personal hiatus.

This picture is of the marshes outside of the window of a restaurant we had dinner at.

From the same restaurant window we saw a rainbow.

Amongst all of the Southern food, I found a new love, Pralines! They are practically pure butter and sugar and melt on your tongue!

Then, my mom and I got inspired to get back to playing tennis this summer by watching James Blake play up close and personal in a small tournament.  He won in two sets!

We walked along river street which borders the Savannah river.  The picture below is of a statue of Savannah’s waving girl, she greeted every ship that came to port from 1887-1931 and was rumored to be looking for her long, lost, sailor lover to return from sea.

I love the trees in this picture!

On the last day we went sea kayaking on Tybee island and were surrounded by dolphins!  I befriended one who kept poking her head out to breath within 10 feet of my boat!  AND we came upon some turtle tracks where a mom had climbed up on the beach to lay her eggs.  This was probably my trip highlight because turtles are my favorite animals!

this is not actually my picture but they looked a lot like this