3.30.2009

Are those your skis? Both of them?




Last Friday, my thoughtful hubby invited me to go skiing with Chris and Erin, and offered to babysit the kids. WOW!!! How could I say no? (Plus Erin's brother gave me a free lift ticket-thanks Mark!).

I haven't skied in over 7 years, so I was a little nervous about severely injuring myself. I had visions of taking Trace and Syd to preschool this week with a neck brace on. Plus, I'm not the best skier to ever grace the slopes, so the conditions have to be just right for me:

1. Mild weather (I'm talking 50 degrees plus)
2. Packed/groomed snow OR ice, yes ice. I learned to ski in West Virginia and mainly ice skiing was my forte--anyone else who's ever learned to ski there can back me up.
3. NO powder (this nearly killed me the first time I skied with Tyler 11 years ago).
4. Sunshine--not a must, just a bonus.

Since all of these conditions were met, I found myself at Sundance on Saturday having a great time.

I'm still not the best skier in the world, but at least I still got it. Some 60+ old man came up to me and gave me some "tips" on how to ski better. Chris and Erin were convinced he was picking up on me, I prefer to think he really was concerned with my form...it is hideous.

Now for some pictures from my camera phone:


View from Back Mountain...ahhh breathtaking

My gracious hosts
The third wheel








PS-if you can name that movie quote in my title, I will semi-happily award you with ONE Cadbury Creme Egg, you better hurry before I eat them all.

12 comments:

Ryan, Melissa, and Family said...
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Ryan, Melissa, and Family said...

Dumb & Dumber!!!! "Nice set of hooters you got there...THE OWLS!!":):) or how about..."I like it A..LOT!"

paige said...

Winner, winner chicken dinner! I'll save you an egg :)

~Morgan~ said...

DUMB AND DUMBER!!!
ugh. somebody beat me.
props to you woman.
i had an old guy give me tips at the driving range last summer.
he said he wanted to help with my form....
those old men. watch out:)

Brenda said...

Ha Ha Ha, you are just hilarious! Love the pics too. I decided that I don't really even like to ski, so when I hit 40, I stopped making excuses about why I never wanted to go (too cold, I fall a lot, especially getting off the lift, no fun to pick up on guys any more, since I'm married, etc.)

The Yardley's said...

sweet title. i think of jon when i hear that.

Ryan, Melissa, and Family said...

YAY!!!! I haven't won anything in a LONG TIME!!!:):) I was so excited that I was the first one LOL! BTW...the skiing sounds like alot of fun even if an old guy was giving you pointers;)

hOLLIANN said...

I don't have any old guys trying to help me...I am just not hot enough...or beyond help! Definitely the latter...and blast on dumb and dumber...I was this close!

We are Family! said...

Hi Paige!
My sister sent me your blog..hope you don't mind! Its great! Your family is beautiful!
How is your Mom and Dad?

We are Family! said...

Im sorry...This is Jennifer Vause Alexander. My blog is private because I am a foster parent and don't want "some" people to find us! : )
Send me your email and I will add you to my invites!
~jen~

The Mechlings said...

dang, i need to be more on top of things if i'm going to win blog contests!! oh well! anyway, great pics. Looks like it was a great day! Props to Tyler for making it possible!! I'm sure he had just as much fun as you did. ;)

Saedi Oldham said...

DANGIT! I need to check up on my blogs more often! I could have won that Cadbury Creme Egg!!!