(Did you sing that title to the song Oh Christmas Tree? Oh, good.)
Ever visited Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood? I finally did after living in the Pacific Northwest for the last 25 years. Hot tubbing, scrumptious food, comfy beds, warm fireplaces, and snowboarding provided the perfect getaway for us and our friends. I already wanna go back.
And can't you tell I'm a pro boarder with my pants like they are? Thought so.
And do you want to see just how easy this sport came to my friend and I? Be my guest...
Can you say biff??
Here's Aaron trying to help me stay up. Tee hee. :)
Luckily for Julie and I, we eventually got the hang of it! But by the end of the day I was ready to. be. done. My legs were hatin' me by then, as was my toosh.
Unfortunately I left my camera at home, but here's a few snapshots the hubs took on his iphone.
Did I mention the food was scrumptious??
Their homemade granola. Divine.
My first time playing shuffle board. Sorry for the creepy face.
Yes, I've decided this is the year for me to look Intimidation in the face and smack it away. Hitting the slopes, coupled with getting off that dang lift, was very intimidating, but was extremely empowering in the end. Just like sewing dresses from a pattern. And learning Photoshop (I just finished an online course!).
So what if I don't do things perfectly the first time? And who cares if I make a fool of myself while trying to make it down the slopes? I've realized something about myself--it's very easy for me to continue doing things that are comfortable and effortless and shy away from doing things that are hard to do. But I can see the good in doing these so-called "hard things". It's not only empowering, but life renewing. Does that even make sense? I'm going to make a list of things I've always wanted to do but haven't yet due to fear of failure or having to put forth extra effort.
What about you? Would you like to join me? Let's live a little. :)
p.s. I don't think I've mentioned it on the blog yet, but all orders shipped last week! To heck with the two week turn around time--I loved getting them out within the first couple days! :)