Saturday, April 18, 2009

I love my boys.....

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Such a great day!

Such a great day!

When I decided to start snowboarding:
· I was worried that I was too overweight.
· I was worried that I would be laughed at.
· I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to do it.
· I as worried that I would get hurt.
· I was worried that it would be too hard.
· I was worried that if I didn’t learn to snowboard that I would spend another year dropping my kids off at the mountain and driving away in tears. I knew that I was missing out on something special.

I had two goals for snowboarding:

· Being on the mountain with my kids.
· Getting exercise.

I accomplished both of these. Last Friday (March 28th) we went to Park City. What a great day for me snowboarding! Look at my pictures! I met my goals! I am on the mountain with my kids, we are laughing and having a great time.

**A special treat is what has happened between me and my handsome hubby, we have had a great time on the mountain together. We laugh, we kiss, we even had a little fight (he made up pretty good).

Such a great day!

I finally learned to link my turns at the end of the day. I as so tired that I would have to stop half-way down the mountain to rest. I was so bummed at the end of my final run! I wanted to do more, I had finally started ‘getting it”. I was just too tired to keep going. As it was I could hardly walk to the car, I could hardly get out of the car after the ride home and I hobbled around on sore legs for several days afterwards.

All in all, it was SUCH A GREAT DAY!

I FINALLY DID IT!!! I rode the lift!

ok, so it took my family getting me to go to Park City to snowboard to finally get me on a lift.....

story goes: I was scared to death to ride the lift. Not sure why, maybe of falling, maybe of getting smooshed under it like Hope did once, but I was scared to death to do it.

But, we knew we were going to the UVU Rodeo Team Rodeo in Heber on Friday Night (3/28/2009) and it was Sara who said, “Let’s go to Park City snowboarding Friday day since I have to work up there all day anyway and then we can change and go to the rodeo after. I said ok! I was a little worried though, “what about riding the lift?” “Piece of cake!” they all said. It was all of them too, a huge family outing was planned to Park City for that Friday, newly hired Park City Snowboard Certified Instructor Owen, Sara (who was also there taking care of her ski racers for Westminster), Winter, Tuff, Matt Guthrie (foster son), me and Bo.

Here is a video of me riding the lift for the first time in 25 years with a snowboard on my feet. Do you see the panic and fear in my face?

Now watch as I fall off the lift at the end of the ride.... lol!

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