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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Goodbye My Love...

Well, the season is over, and my new found love is gone...!! (No...not you Rob Pattinson...never you...) I have to say that I will never think of winter the same again...and once I do, I am telling you RIGHT NOW...I will become a snow bird.

I have always been bumbed about winter...I love the snow, but we never really get enough to be stoked about, so it is cold, gloomy, and just ugly...sometimes it's white, but soon after slop. My years seems to go...SUMMER!!!blahblahblahblahblah SUMMER!!!blahblahblahblahblahblahSUMMER!!!...and that is how each year felt like...summer and then nine months of waiting for summer!!! Now, I can enjoy a completely other spectrum of our world...WINTER!! So now my years will go: SUMMER!!.....WINTER!!....SUMMER!!!...WINTER!!!...and on, and on, and on, until I am too old to snowboard or wake board in which case I will rent a condo in Phoenix close to my other family, and reside there for the cruddy months! I love my plan...

I do have to say that I am proud of myself. I went up the first day, feeling confident as anything because I could wake board, only to body slam myself into the icy snow injuring my tailbone...well, cracking it more like...but I spent the remainder part of the day quite literally torturing myself. Then, when I still couldn't really do it, I thought..."OH HECK NO" and decided to go again....and again....and again....and again, each time mangling my body in different snowplowed ways.... I have some weird mental thing ...I just CANNOT allow myself to NOT figure something out. In the end though...I have to say that I can consider myself a pretty decent boarder....borderline great in fact!! I definitely put my time, effort, and suffered my fair share of bruises and whatnots for it though...!!

Anyhow, here are some pictures from the season as a send off...
My First View of Bogus...!! There was an inversion...a masterpiece of heaven!!
(picture courtesy of Cynthia Peterson...since I forgot my camera on this sacred event!!)
What the inversion did to the trees...Absolutely amazing to see!!
Again...thanks Cynthi!!


Two hot Snow bunnies!!




Me and my sis!!



See that mountain over there??
One of these days we're gonna ride that Mountain...



AWWWWW!!!


Dentyne Ice Add Right here!!



Cwazy girls!!



Ummmm....not sure...!! He He


Did I mention...Cwazy??


Finally...one normal picture...you'd think we were three-year-olds!!


Check out our...goggles??



One of my High School Buddies...Hittin the slopes!!


And finally...none other than myself...okay, so would have been cooler had my sister figured out the ZOOM BUTTON!! Sorry for the tiny dot until the last second...ah well...



9 comments :

Melissa said...

tamra, you are cute. It is wonderful to learn something new, and I'm impressed at your perseverance. Good for you!

About the other 2 seasons. You are seriously missing out. Plan a trip to see me in early November and April. Spring and Fall have new meaning living on the East coast. It is breathtaking! I've always loved spring, but it is amazing here!

Laura said...

Okay, I'll say it, I'm way jealous. Don't know how to ski even though I've lived in Idaho almost all my life. Pathetic, isn't it? I went skiing once in high school. It was more like riding down the mountain on my bum. Not very glamorous. I have no snow skills.

Kristina P. said...

You are seriously one of those bad ass snowboarding chicks! I am jealous. Even though I've never snowboarded or skied in my life.

OlsonFamily4 said...

Oh Sad.... Winter is over and we never made it on the hill together. :( Next year for sure!

The Yearsley's said...

Kinda sad to think we have FOREVER to wait til we can go again! Although you were lucky enough to go a ton more than we were! Well aren't you glad you stuck it out that first time even after the tailbone injury! SOOO worth it in the end- right!! Well it was kinda hard to see, but it looked like there might have been some carving in the video?? You go girl!! We'll have to hit it hard together next winter!

Thatcher family said...

Wow Tamra!! You are good!! The one and only time I went snowboarding I hardly stayed up. I guess I just need to keep trying. But...not sure the risk for me is worth it. ;)

Deborah Austin said...

That is so stinnking awesome!!! 4 kids later and you are a pro boarder:) that is so awesome! Fun pictures and when I'm not this prego you will have to take me up and teach me the ropes cause I don't know a thing!

You really do rock that is awesome! Good job stiking it out.

Grand Pooba said...

Um are you and your sister TWINS? Cuz you are both GAWgeous! Where did you go boarding? I only got to go skiing once this year. I want to learn how to snowboard though, looks like a blast!

cynthi said...

I'm just thankful that everyone made it through the season ALIVE! I guess I'm just a chicken, but I'd rather not break both my arms. Although...you know how much my husband likes a girl in a beanie...:)