Several of you asked why I had to get better fast. It was because we were headed out Friday afternoon on a ski trip with our church youth group. We drove for five hours, slept in a church, and hit the slopes the next morning.
We skied ALL DAY. The hills weren't great in that the snow was mostly icy and pushed into random piles by skiers and snowboarders alike. I've never fallen down so much as this year -- not that we go very often (Last time was three years ago.) -- but I LOVE it every time.
Despite having a few good tumbles, it was a great time. No one got hurt and almost all of the youth skied all day. I love spending time with the youth. They're a really fun and interesting group of teens. We had ten of them in our van (we took Monster, our twelve passenger van), and since it's a five hour drive either way, we got to learn a little more than just Bub's perspective about youth culture. What a crazy and interesting world we/they live in!
I'm very thankful that everyone had a great day on the slopes and that we all arrived home tired, perhaps a little sore from falling, but with a new batch of good memories to hold on to.
How was your weekend?