Thursday, March 12, 2009

Our Big Sky Vacation (don't be jealous!)

Eight Blissful Days in Montana

Our vacation started with a drugged out baby (ain't no shame). She slept almost the entire flight and chilled for the rest of it. It was great.

And this is what we saw flying in, and we weren't even on the "good" side of the plane.

Lost bags, a huge grocery bill, and a beautiful drive into Big Sky ensued as we started out long awaited, anticipated, and prepared for ski vaca.

We took Sierra out the first day before we hit the slopes just to see what she thought.

I'm thrilled to report that she is a snow lover, as long as those gloves are on. She loved being buried in the snow and watching her legs disappear. She thought it was hilarious.

Taking a walk with her buddy Emma was so cutie. They are quite the pair.

We geared up for the first big day of snowboarding by trying on our goggles the day before. Daddy and Sierra, James, and Dan and Emma were really excited. Joe has been wanting/waiting to take me snowboarding forever and although a little (ok...ALOT) scared, I was looking forward to it. He's been outfitting us for months now getting deals on the internet for jackets, pants, boots, gloves, baclavas (what do you call those things?) and everything else imaginable.

And the big day FINALLY arrived. (we are sexy aren't we) Joe says that we might not be the best snowboarders on the hill but we certainly are the best looking! Joe had not boarded in forever and of course I haven't done anything on snow since I was like 12 so needless to say, this was an adventure. We were nervous that we wouldn't pick it up, that we would be eating snow all day, and that we would come home busted, bruised, and wanting to die. The good news is we picked it up quickly and we did green runs all day but the bad news is that we ate snow all day and came home busted, bruised, and wanting to die. We had so much fun. Thank goodness for helmets because we both took some video worthy falls. I smacked the back of my head HARD on one of our first runs right under the ski lift. Embarrassing? No way. At least I got back up but talk about headache when I got home. My last run of the day started with a smack to the front of my head and I cried all the way day the mountain and ended up walking like 50 yards at the bottom because I didn't have enought momentum to take me to the bottom of the hill. My husband was so proud of me though and I am proud of me too! I'm a snowboarder!!!! Well, at least I was on Monday.

Tuesday was a breather day. Aches, pains, nausea, and more aches. Wednesday we were snow bladers! Hot ones too! Joe started the day without me because I was waiting for the babysitter to get off school so I could hit the slopes. Look what I missed!!!!

My hotty husband posing for the camera with his BFF Dan. They are getting pumped up for the grind park and the tricks they are about to do.

Here is my honey gearing up for his first trick...

This is our stellar photographer Dan with the great action shot (yeah, WTF is right)...

And here is the landing...

Here is me doing the same trick. I'm a pimp! (so what if I was a little more cautious at a slow speed, I DID IT!)

We had a fantastic day snow blading. I didn't wipe out once but I'm still glad I had my helmet.
It may look dorky but it kept we warm and had built in headphones. It was Brittney and PCD all day long baby.

Look at how beautiful this place is. That is Lone Peak behind us.

We weren't as sore on Wednesday as we were on Monday. The day actually made me want to go out and do it again. Snowboarding kicked my booty but I did pretty dang good for never having one lesson. =)

Thursday (today) has been our R&R day. We took Sierra out again for a romp in the snow.

She is so cute in her snow gear. It's a wonder she can even walk in all of that.

She's not a fan of the gloves that's for sure and if she flaps long enough they come off. She's just so cute all bundled up.

We made snow angels, which our little angel did not really go for.

We sledded too! We had a great time. She's such a trooper. We took endless videos outside today and tons of pictures. She liked eating snow, flapping her mittens off, burying herself in the snow, and getting snow thrown at her. She is so silly. We even got a few good shots of her actually smiling at the camera. What a cute little face.


SHANNA said...

looks like ya'll had a great time! can't wait to hear more stories. it's time to go out!!! call us.

The Smiths said...

FUN!!! It makes me feel a little younger just reading about your fun times. I guess living vicariously through another does work! :)

peachlas said...

Nice photos! Glad you guys are having fun!!!

Kellie said...

Fun trip, you look amazing in your boarding gear! haha. jealous...indeed. Can we come next time?

Dad/Papa/Ron said...

6 across in first class? No wonder Sierra CHOSE to sleep during the flight. Is that catsup on the snow next to Joe,(the snowboard king)???

Leslie said...

Sierra in her snowsuit just screams Christmas Story!! What a doll!