Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Snowboarding



For as long as Nathan can remember (ok maybe just since high school), he has wanted two things: a snowboard and a season pass. This year, both dreams came true. Thanks to Intermountain Healthcare (the company we both work for), he got a pretty sweet deal on a Season Pass to Sundance. Since December, he's been able to hit the slopes about once a week...and he's loving it. I refused to join him until temperatures rose above 35 degrees. I finally did go with him a few weeks ago (it was about 50 degrees outside that day!). I've only been skiing about twice in my life, and each time I think I am more terrified than the last. While it did take us about 40 minutes to get down the first run, I warmed up a little and became pretty comfortable by the end of the 3 hours. That's right...three hours. That's enough for me. I told Nathan that the money I spent for my ticket and rentals was worth it to me as long as I was having fun. Once I stopped having fun, I was done. So three hours later we were on our way back down from the mountain. It was a fun day. I'll admit I did enjoy the experience more than I thought I would. Nathan was grateful that I finally came with him, and he hasn't asked me since to come along. My once-a-year obligatory ski trip is now complete, and I'm relieved. :) A couple weeks later Nathan took my sister, Sydney, with him. Let's just say she's a bit more adventurous than I am and they had a blast. Syd got some pretty great shots of Nathan flying through the air. I will say that he has impressed me with his snowboarding skills...he's gotten pretty good at it this year. Good thing we're moving to Arizona for the next four years and he'll get plenty of opportunities to continue practicing! Bye-bye snow...bye-bye snowboarding. Sorry Sweetie. Nathan took Syd snowboarding...
My one and only appearance on the slopes this season...

4 comments:

Molly&Charles said...

When are you moving to Arizona? I'm so jealous!

rob, jax & max: the harmon squad said...

I have sadly never been skiing or snowboarding. It's just a lot harder to go out here. Snow is quite scarce and the mountains just aren't as big. But maybe someday before I die I'll get the chance... And I'm sad you're going to AZ instead of VA:(

Nurse Karen said...

Fun! Way to go! Sadly I have not been once this season, with Brandons injured knee we haven't had been able to and I'm not about to go alone. And I'm very impressed with Nate's snowbaording skills too. Looks like he is catching some good air.

Ralph 'n Sabine said...

Jess,
We talk all the time!
How did I miss that you went snowboarding too. I only knew about Syd. I'm glad you went and you look really cute. Sure glad I read your blog. Ha!

Love Mom