After my brother’s wedding last week, we headed to Colorado to spend a week with most of Jesse’s extended family. It was our first time to go on a Ski Trip and we had no idea if we would like it or if it wouldn’t be our thing at all.
1. Silas & Kathrynne Loving Skiing/Snowboarding
Kathrynne and Silas absolutely fell in love with snow sports. Kathrynne was a natural on the snowboard — which was no big surprise since she loves her ripstick.
But we were surprised how Silas took to skiiing. We had him go to Ski School the first day because he really, really wanted to go. And by the time we picked him up, he was 100% hooked. (You can see a video of him skiing here.)
2. Being Able to Laugh At Myself
And I may have lost my ever-lovin’ mind but I tried snowboarding one day. No, I’ve never done any snow sports before except building a snowman. 😉 No, I do not like cold. No, I am not athletic or coordinated.
But this year, I’m committed to embracing life more, making fun a priority, and being more adventurous. So I went out and gave it my all. And here’s what I posted on Instagram…
Y'all. I don't want to make anyone feel badly or anything, but I think we may have found my hidden talent today. I mean, I was almost embarrassed at how quickly I picked up snowboarding. I think that's why I kept falling and spent most of the time sliding around on my rear end. Because I didn't want any of the other beginners to feel like they just couldn't measure up. In other news, I think I will keep my blogging day job. ? (And I did have some runs that were better than this, but this was a great representation of what much of my time on the bunny slopes today looked like. So instead of sharing the highlight reel, I thought I'd share this awful video… Cuz I'm all about keeping it real!) #sarcasm #Keystone #Colorado #TheYearofRest
Yes, I don’t think I’m going to be scouted for the Olympics or anything, but it was so good to go out and do something different and hard… and to tackle it head-on and to laugh at just how downright awful I was at it much of the time. 🙂 I was pretty sure that snow sports were not among my core competencies and we certainly confirmed that suspicion! 🙂
3. Kaitlynn Learning How to Crochet
While we were in Colorado, Aunt Lisa taught how to crochet. Kaitlynn picked it up like nobody’s business and is now working on crocheting a beautiful blanket!
I’ve always wanted to know how to do more than a basic crochet stitch, so I can’t wait for her to teach me!! It’s so fun when your kids are old enough that they are the ones teaching you!
I loved the fact that she was so happy to be inside crafting while her siblings wear out tearing up the slopes on skis and a snowboard. She’s a girl after my own heart… Well minus the ninja crafting abilities.
But the staying inside and enjoying the cabin and fire and quiet, risk-free activities? I’m so there!!
4. Home Sweet Home
We got home last night and I can’t even begin to describe to you how happy I am to be home. I also forgot how much I missed sleeping in my own bed!
We’ve had a lot of adventures the past month or so, but I am completely and fully ready for the Year of Rest to commence!
To celebrate, I slept in, stayed in my PJs, and just had a leisurely day of unpacking and decluttering. It felt SO good!
5. 13 Years of Marriage
Jesse and I celebrate our 13th anniversary tomorrow. I couldn’t imagine loving this man any more than I did on our wedding day, but 13 years later, I totally do.
I love how this man constantly encourages me and cheerleads me, but also challenges me to not play it safe. I would never leave the comfortable and do things like attempt to snowboard if it wasn’t for him and his love of adventure.
Here’s to a year of jumping out of those ruts I get stuck in, making memories, taking time for fun, and embracing life fully.
What are you loving this week? Tell us in the comments.
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