Many years ago before I had kids, there were lots of winter time activities that I could participate in without having to worry about carrying someone around, or taking off layers upon layers of clothes and coats just so someone could go to the bathroom. There is one particular Christmas that I hold near and dear to my heart. My mom’s whole side of the family decided to take a family ski holiday in the mountains. We had a fabulous time and have a ton of great memories.
The trip started with us driving up the mountains through feet of snow followed by tubing at night. It was crisp and cool but the rush of flying down the mountain in the tube made us forget that it was freezing outside. Then the next couple of days, we headed up the mountain to ski and ended our adventure in the mountains by snowmobiling (by far my favorite part of the trip). Typically, I’m not usually an outdoorsy type of gal but when the opportunity presents itself with something fun and adventurous, I’m there.
When I was in 7th and 8th grade, I participated in our school’s ski club and got to learn on midwestern hills how to ski. I never thought that growing up in Ohio, I would ever get the chance to ski, but I did. I have also gotten to ski several times in Colorado but would love the opportunity to take a France ski holiday or travel to the Alps. It would definitely be scary for this girl from Ohio, but would be totally worth it even if it was just a trip down the bunny hills.
Now the trip that we took with my family, sparked a lot of firsts for us: snowmobiling and tubing to name a few. For my mom, it was her first time skiing: EVER. I’m pretty sure that even if someone told her that she could go skiing in France she wouldn’t go. I think at the time she was having fun learning but the next day was a different story. She was so sore from all the falling that she did, that she couldn’t even chew her food. Seriously. Yeah, we definitely laughed at her expense cause it was just plain pitiful. Luckily,she can look back now and laugh but in the moment she was in a lot of pain.
I hope that one day I’m able to take my kids skiing, tubing, and snowmobiling in the mountains, but for now I’m enjoying watching them toddle through the snow, eat snow and attempt to make snowballs in our backyard. We will have plenty of time to spend doing all those fun activities when they are older and I can’t wait. I definitely want them to experience many and more of the things I have done in my life, so they can look back like I do and cherish those memories.
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