Friday, December 21, 2007
The Gift of the Maji (Uzelac Style)
It was Christmas 2006 and Ryan was so excited to give me my Christmas present. He had saved and saved, and was sure that he'd picked out just the right present to make my eyes light up on Christmas day. I came out on Christmas morning to find a beautiful brand new pair of skis, boots, bindings and even a matching parka. I was to be the girl on the mountain who was the envy of all of the skiers, being the ultimate coordinating snow bunny (you know the type). Little did Ryan know that his gift would be met with a heartbroken sigh. After much inquiring as to why the gift recieved that reaction I told him that my big present to him was that I had just found out that I was pregnant with Connor. This meant that I would be doing absolutely no skiing or anything else extreme, like fitting into a size medium parka, for 9 months. he he he. The beautiful skis sat in my closet sad, lonely, and gathering dust for a year and finally the other day Ryan and I took a day off of our lives and headed up to Deer Valley to make up for lost time. Kaylie and Connor hung out with their two grandmas' all day and to be honest with you it was a little weird not having worry about anything but having fun...and not killing myself on the slopes. I haven't been skiing since High School. This time the gift was met with a different kind of sigh. One of pure exhilaration and joy! We had the best time ever!