You are never going to believe this one.
I actually had a really good time skiing for the first time.
I didn’t lose any limbs. In fact, I didn’t fall. Not once.
I learned how to control my speed as I was going down the slopes at what felt like 90 miles per hour.
I learned how to stop.
And for crying out loud, I learned how to turn. Well, I’ll be…(please say this as if you are Barney Fife)
Oh and by the way – you know how they say you should play and do fun things (recreationally that is…:)) with your husband?
They’re right. You should.
We had so much fun as we learned something new – together. I felt our love grow just that much more on the slopes of Flat Top Mountain.
Here’s a photo montage of our wonderful fun…
Here’s yours truly as I put on a fake smile while waiting for our equipment rental
that took ages to obtain.
Dude. Should I snowboard or ski?
Anna Wintour and Kermit the Frog hit the slopes.
These kids at ski school? They were about four or five.
Some were a little older but still. Seriously.
Admittedly, I was quite nervous about the chairlift.
My mother had shared a hysterical story in which she had gotten off the lift,
fell down (I think she mentioned her gal pals and she had had a glass of Chard. Or two.)
and someone wet their pants. In the snow. The lift had to be stopped until these cackling ladies
could get themselves up and out of the way. Hysterical.
Luckily, it was far easier than what I thought it would be.
All for one and one for all,
My brother and my friend,
What fun we have,
The time we share,
Brothers ’til the end.
Speeding down the slopes, dude. Gnarly.
A love that continues to grow…
despite the various peaks and valleys we endure.
you are my hero! i don’t know if i could have done that…even for my husband. looks like you had fun! did you ever hit the spa?
Thanks, Beth! :) He does a lot of stuff for me that he would likely say he doesn’t necessarily want to do…:) HA!
too funny! I LOVE THE HAT! Can’t wait to tell my Mom, that not only can you water ski (remember the day my mom taught you how to ski and my step dad drug you around the lake?) you can snow ski as well!!!Have fun!
Thanks, Brooke! I TOTALLY forgot that Super Carol taught me to water ski and I LOVE IT! Yes, she is the reason for my snow-skiing success. :) Please give her all of my love!
Coach (Mommy’s Daddy) is a ski instructor – he’s just waiting for me to hit the slopes! Mommy says I need to walk first…
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Well, Cole…I saw children as young as three on the slopes. Not too much longer!
That’s awesome that it turned out so well!
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Oh that is awesome!!!
Glad you’re having fun, and you look great in your ski getup :)
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Thanks, Crystal! I figured that if I was going to make an arse out of myself all day long I might try to look a little pulled together while doing so. Not sure it matters much but it did to me! :)
You didn’t fall???? WHAT???? We can’t be friends.
Well in that case, I did fall. Often. HA!
My husband informed me that I did not fall because the snow was fluffy and not too icy. When he went the next day (I stayed at the lodge and wrote, read, and eventually napped – not at the lodge of course…) he fell all day long. I think I just had luck on my side so surely we can still be friends?!
That sounds like you had fun! I’m always afraid to ski, even though I grew up near mountains. Maybe one day..
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I say “GO FOR IT, ASHLEY!” If I can do it I know you can, too! Start small and definitely go to ski school. It’s only about an hour and a half of a lesson and SO worth it. Thanks for reading!!!
Glad you had fun and didn’t break anything! We missed you at pampering day. I just wanted to tell you that I won your Starbucks gift card. Thanks!!!
Yeah! Enjoy whatever yummy Starbucks treats you choose!
Good for you. I like to ski the bunny hill. I’ve decided I’m trying cross-country next year because I don’t like to go fast. But it might be that I don’t like to be cold. Still debating that one !!
The lift is the whole reason I’m scared of skiing – I hate heights! Maybe I should take my husband’s thoughts of cross-country skiing seriously – you look like you had so much fun!
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I just wrote a post on having fun…specifically with a husband! So important and worth it! Glad you enjoyed skiing. I’m crazy with jealousy!
Yes, it’s critical. Very worth it. Thanks for reading – I will head over and read your post right now!
Just stopping by to thank you for the lovely comments and blog love on my SITS day! I love that you got all excited about that Beth Moore book. I will be posting on it as soon as I know where to start. It was so life changing I have no idea what to say first!
I seriously thought of you this weekend. I am so glad to hear that you are in one piece. Things get more dangerous the older we get.
Anything is worth doing with hubby. It is amazing what God will do when we come alongside them. Ah, that’s romantic. I am so glad to hear about your weekend.
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Thanks, Tracy. I was thinking of you and your precious Sam, too. I hope he is feeling better and I hope you are as well.