Don't believe me? Just take a look:
Like I said before:
Name: Mt. Rainier
Elevation: 14, 411 feet
Rank: 21st highest peak in the world
It's amazing and breathtaking, and when we found out there was a ski resort at the bottom of it, we jumped for joy! I've been skiing since I was 10, and the boys have all learned too. We've only gotten to ski 3 times though since the closest mountains to TX were 1,000 miles away!
For Christmas this year, we gave the boys snowboarding lessons. We weren't able to use them during Christmas break because of a visit from Sean's friend, but winter break came before we knew it and the boys headed up to the slopes!
We only have a few pictures that Kent took as he dropped the boys off on their first day of lessons. I was supposed to ski while they were at lessons, but my recently fractured ankle made that impossible and I'm so jealous I can barely speak. Don't ask... all I'll say is that there was a puppy involved, a wet slippery hill, and me wearing shoes with no traction whatsoever. Yeah, basically in the top 3 of my most embarrassing moments.
Sean and Troy each took a friend who wanted to learn to snowboard as well. They all came home after the first day very happy, very sore and very tired. But excited to head back up the towering mountain for day 2.
"Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough." - Dave Barry