Sunday, January 17, 2010

Snowboarding...NOT FOR ME


Paul and I headed up to the slopes with some friends for some fun in the powder. It was absolutely perfect for me to be learning to snowboard (for the very first time). I know you all want to know what took me so long to finally try it out. Don't worry, I won't be trying it out again.

I had a great lesson and was doing well on the little hill, and then our instructor said we were ready for the lift and going down the mountain (it is more of a bunny hill, not a mountain, but I would like to exaggerate in this instance) . No more small little hill.
I was up for the challenge, of course, I am always up for the challenge. And then I got off the lift, strapped into the board and looked down the mountain. You have got to be kidding me is all that ran through my mind. I am 33 years old, have two kids at home and she wants me to board down this mountain. Well I tried, and fell face first, tried and fell on my butt, tried and fell on my butt again, and tried one more time and fell again. Only to get back up and hear the instructor say we would take the lift one more time to go down again, and again I repeated my first run down. Upon completion of our second attempt down the hill (hell) she said our lesson was done and we were free to go on our own. As she said that, I am thinking absolutely not. And that is exactly what happened. I took off my board headed into the lodge and waited for Paul and our friends Dennis and Heidi. Upon their return I told Paul he would not need to buy me a board, I would not want to try it again.

Don't get me wrong, I did have fun being up there, just not going down a mountain with both my feet strapped onto a long single board. Had this been 10 years ago I probably wouldn't give us so easily, but that would be 10 years ago, no two kids, and abs that could get me up every time I fell. Not to mention the next morning I felt like a car had hit me. Instead I will be trying my hand at skiing the next time around.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Years

Happy New Year to all of you out there. 2009 was anything but easy, but we have been truly blessed with what we have been given. I have wanted to pull my hair out at times, but who doesn't. Life just keeps going and our family is hanging on for the ride. I am hoping that 2010 will be filled with a few less trials, but if the trials come our way we can take them in stride and learn from them.

New Years Eve was uneventful for us, so you will see no pictures associated with this post. I stayed up with the kids at my parents house, and they stayed up right until the ball dropped and literally crashed as soon as it fell. Paul had to work so I didn't have my honey home with me, can't remember the last time he was off for New Years, but I have grown accustomed that. He works hard and does his best and that is all that I can ask for.

I hope that 2010 brings you all hope and happiness.

Snow Snow Snow




Can you tell that we love the snow. We finally had a year where I didn't have to carry anyone around, because they didn't like the snow. Madeline had the best time ever, and was sad when we had to leave. Same goes for Cameron. So we will be heading up to the snow again at the end of January.