Monday, February 22, 2010

Does Snow Ever Look Like A 'Snowflake'?

My weekend was filled with

-a 4th birthday party
-shopping with my mom
-babysitting silly, silly boys
-chinese food and a long chat with a friend
-waking up at 5:30am to get on the road by 6am
-fun in the snow!
-debating whether 'snowflakes' really exist
-getting really excited when the snow flurries got big enough to look like 'snowflakes'
-snowboarding for the first time!

{mike and sarah before we went up at all - see the snow flurries!}

{mike, sarah and i, before we went up}

{sarah unhappy because mike is slow and she wants to get on the mountain}

{sarah and i waiting for mike}

{jon, mike and sarah on the chair lift up to the non-beginner run}

{waiting for lessons and blocking myself from snowballs thrown by mike and jon}

{on the fancy showboard conveyor belt}


{me and the amazingly patient instructor, Ilana}

{mike and sarah getting ready to go down}

{me in my boxer stance - can you tell i just had a lesson?}

{Ilana teaching me how to use my heels to sloooow doooown!}}

{i'm snowboarding!}

{sarah in a blizzard higher up the mountain}

{jon, and yes, me, on my bottom}

It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back. But, definitely get lessons if it is your first time! That was invaluable information. I was also a bit enthralled with the whole experience as I've only been to the snow once or twice and I've never been in the snow when it was snowing! I was like a little kid, standing with my face up, twirling around in the flurries. :)

On the way back, we hit a crazy ice storm and in a few minutes, we went through snow, rain, sleet and intense fog. Luckily, we made it home safe and sound, though totally exahusted. I fell asleep at 9:00, basically as soon as we walked in the door.

Today, I am totally sore (and in weird places, like my forearms), but ultimately really happy with the experience and with the fact that I did it, that I actually snowboarded! Is that a word?

How were all of your weekends? :)

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  1. lol! you did a lot better than i did. i spent more time on my rear than i did upright. haha! great job. it is a lot of fun once you get the hang of it.

  2. hooray for no broken bones!
    looks like a busy and FUN weekend!

    thank you for stopping by!
    hope to see you again ;)

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  5. I've never been skiing or snowboarding, but it kinda looks like fun :)

    my weekend was full of craft fair and nice weather and I honestly can't remember what else :D

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  8. wow you are brave. I have yet to try snowboarding because of the whole liking my butt thing lol.

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  9. That is awsome. Makes me want to go try!

  10. My husband also went snowboarding this weekend in Mammoth Mountain. Once winter comes I can't keep him away from the snow. I haven't tried snowboarding because I'm scared. Good for you getting out there, looks like you had a lot of fun!

  11. how very brave of you!!

    i live in vancouver, bc home of the 2010 olympics.. i am surrounded by mountains, my husband goes a few times a week, same with my 2 sisters and have not ONCE attempted to snowboard!

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