When I fell in love with my favorite farmer, I made the commitment to trade sand for snow. Matt loves to snow ski — and we are the type of couple that likes to do everything together. Over the years, my skiing skills have developed enough that I can ride the same lift and make my way down the blue slopes, but our philosophy regarding how to get down the mountain varies significantly…
I believe that downhill skiing should be treated like a good piece of chocolate. The ski run should be savored — taking time to enjoy the experience and recognizing that the traverse can be just as enjoyable as the speed 🙂
My favorite teenager and her blonde cowgirl sidekick are heading quickly toward their father’s school of thought as well as his skills. The trio secretly laughs at me as they take rest breaks when we ski the same slope, but I remind them with a smile that at least I am in good shape so I can ski the run from the top to the bottom without resting myself (cutting down on their empathetic break time…).
My baby put on her rebel snow board boots working to learn a new snow sport. With her good balance and athletic prowess, I am sure that it won’t be long before she will be beating her Mama down the slopes on the snow board. She has her sights set on challenging her surfing/snow boarding Uncle Terry sometime in the near future.
It was a beautiful day on the mountain and a nice change from farm chores.
Life is much more enjoyable when we can bend and compromise in order to create great family times.
We topped off the day with a tasty home-raised beef dinner. The only thing missing was the piece of chocolate!