Guys, God is good, and so is snow.
Yesterday was our first day back on the mountain. Snowboarding is always like riding a bike for me, except I hardly get nervous to jump back onto a bike than I do to strap my feet back into my bindings, but the nerves are always followed by sheer content as I realize I haven't forgot how to carve and won't have to plow down the whole run (:
Now, the snow is still fresh right now and back country was a little less magical and a little more iffy due to the yet-to-be-covered trees and rocks, but give mother nature a week or two more and my only worries will be dodging full-on trees and not so much the underlying jagged rocks and branches of death.
You're absolutely welcome!
Thank you Nic and Shayla for inspiring us to get passes this year (:
PS. Other grand happenings this week:
Monday, after a delicious weekly homemade meal by our landlords (my grandparents) our friend Kyle invited us to go climbing at The Quarry (they have a good deal for families on Monday nights) which I had not done in so long!! We mostly boldered since that is our favorite thing to do at the climbing gym and it was good.. but slightly frustrating for me!! I am always frustrated when I am out of practice and not accomplishing what I did before. Good thing Preston is always with out fail Mr. Positive and pretty much told me to relax and have a good time regardless of what I could/could not do.. umph.. (:
Tuesday we got to have two wonderful friends, Elliot and Tizzy over for a delicious healthy dinner. I feel that I am going to become a master of disguising vegetables thanks to our sweet friend, miss picky-pants (:(:(: (I am getting good practice cooking for the picky kids Preston and I refuse to have :P). Afterward we went bowling and just had the greatest time.
Wednesday was Wonderful! Wonderful Wednesday! Now, I am making an couple little mental notes with this little week update: a) I probably need to post more regularly to avoid crunching all this information into one post b) documentation, documentation, documentation! I have no photos from these past great nights, and I am a photo loving fool! Ughh!
Anyway, I'll work on that. Back to Wonderful Wednesday!
Both my parents have birthdays coming up, mother on the 24th of November and father on the 2nd of December. Preston and I very successfully surprised them with an early-birthday-date-night venture to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra at the ESA! Guys, this was the best because I don't know about anyone else out there but dads, DADS are the hardest to surprise/gift! At least, thats how I feel about my sweet dad. But man, he was so surprised and excited, it was the best reaction I have ever witnessed, and that was just the beginning of a completely perfect night.
From Brighton resort we headed into Salt Lake, did a spiffy clean up/clothing change in the City Creek Harmons bathroom (has anyone been to that Harmons? It is, dare I say it, the most beautiful grocery store I have ever seen!) and headed out west to Grantsville, Utah. No sir, I definitely had never heard of Grantsville let alone known there was anything that side of the Great Salt Lake. What took us out there was a yummy dinner and an awesome visit with a wonderful couple, Kamilla and Richard and their sweet baby boy Dakota. These guys are the coolest and are pretty much living examples of the kind of parents and people Preston and I want to be! Also, we are now fans of Grantsville/the whole small town feel.
Also, also, we are now itching for a puppy, a baby, and a house (geeshe, thanks guys)!