30 X 30 goal #4 – Go snow skiing with friends. Accomplished February 14-18th
We went skiing with great friends this winter. Aspen was beautiful, breath taking, and entertaining. I had never skied Aspen, so I was a bit anxious to see if I could handle the slopes! It’s been 3 years since I skied, and by nature I know that I’m not a super athletic nor daring person. My husband, on the other hand, well….I think he could do just about anything if he tries it. He’s just great! *sigh* oh, sorry, yes…..back to skiing. Everyone was extremely patient with me as I eased my way down the mountain. Only 2 falls the entire time I was there! Yippee! The guys that were with us were so brave, speeding down the slopes, taking the jumps, and even going through the forested area! *gasp* (That’s something I would NEVER EVER do, even if I did wear a helmet like they do. Boys are so adventuresome.)
I’m not afraid to admit when I need a break from the mountain. I’ve learned that my body is NOT made for skiing all day, and that resting is good. While the others kept going, I read a fantastic book at base camp and enjoyed a chai latte. Sparkly Green Earrings, by Melanie Shankle (AKA Big Mama) is a funny and enjoyable read; a collection of memoirs for her daughter that tell the joys and challenge of marriage, pregnancy, being a mother, and learning to let God take control. I laughed and giggled my way through this book! YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! And then, pass it on to your girlfriends. I already passed it off last night and am considering buying more to give as presents for the college friends. It’s just so good!
(Side note – I may have a serious girl crush on the author. I’m pretty sure we’d be friends if we were to ever meet. We’re both Texas A&M fans, love Texas, love Jesus, enjoy a good road trip, and so much more! My husband says I may have a celebrity type obsession with her. Not sure if I would know what to say to her if we were to meet at an Aggie Tail-gate…..I can only hope, though!)
We had a fantastic time in Colorado! Glad that I got to mark that one of my 30X30 list!