Saturday, February 21, 2009

He's Still Got It

Go big or go home, that is some serious air

Ever seen a Chinaman fly?

I totally fell in love with Jason on the slopes. Some of my favorite memories from our dating days are when Jason would take me snowboarding. I had never been before and as much as he wanted to go tear it up on the slopes, he was so patient to spend all day teaching me. I hated it my first time, but every time I would fall down I would hop back up with a big smile on my face to try and impress him because I knew how much he loved the sport. Even though we went all the time I still never got really good, but we had so much fun together. I have memories of us driving up to the resort listening to the cassett tape "They Might Be Giants" because there was no radio reception and good old "Euzer" didn't have a CD player, and memories of hanging out all day on the mountain with friends then going hot tubbing afterwards and eating at Cafe Rio because we were all starving, memories of going night boarding at Brighton, memories of staying in cabins with friends at Park City and Kamas, memories of kissing on the lift, memories of Jason helping me off the lift because I always seemed to fall and then they had to stop the lift to wait for me to move out of the way and just memories of watching Jason hit those jumps and thinking he was the cutest Chinaman I had ever seen. The last time we went together was when Kylie was about 8 months old, then we moved down to AZ and I haven't been since. Jason still goes every year but never takes pictures, because apparently that is too girly. This past weekend a group of guys from the ward went up to Sunrise and I'm glad somebody realized it wasn't too nerdy to take pictures. It's been 6 years since I've seen him in action on the mountain and the pictures made me fall in love all over again!

7 comments:

Janessa said...

Holy cow! That's impressive. Three kids and ten (almost) years of marriage and he's still got it. I remember hearing all about your snow boarding days back in Utah and being jealous. It sounded like so much fun! Glad he's able to go still. You've got to get back out there, Jame. I'll bet you could totally catch air still (did you ever catch air before?)

Janessa said...

Hey Jason! This is Taylor. I think those tricks you do on the snowboard are so cool. I wish that I could snowboard someday. Maybe you could teach me a few tricks. I think you should be in the Olympics. I'm glad I have an uncle that's so cool!

Chelsea said...

wow, I am super impressed with the photographer. Really? amongst a group of MEN only?

Nichols Family said...

Ha! I love all your recent posts-especially the bum ones! Sorry I'm still laughing at your expense! I'm sure Sister G was cracking up though! She told me she LOVED your chocolate bowls :). We miss you guys!

Jodee said...

Nice moves Jason! I love the trip down memory lane, sounds like you should go with him again just so you can relive all the before and after moments.

Angie Whitman said...

Dang, I can't zoom in to tell who any of those "men" are. Didn't Bishop go...I'm laughing wondering which one is him? Jason has some impressive skills!

Jessica said...

wow!