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!

5 comments:

The Lowe's said...

Hi Tia!
So I guess a couple of weeks ago my husband decided to check the blog and never told me you had left us a message! So sorry for the delayed response. Gymnastics at flips is $48. Kinda pricey I think. But it has been really good for Isabelle. It helps teach them alot of social skills like following directions and playing with others. It is parent and tot till they turn three then they get to be on their own. Isabelle turns three on January 5th! Yipee! Congrats on the skiing. This was supposed to be my year for fun and crazy things too but well.... Surprise! I won't be doing anything crazy for nine months either!

Katie Jo said...

That is so fun that you finally got to go! I hate the snow... so it's good that Trent does too! Although I board and ski, I just really don't like the snow anymore... I think it's because I lived in St. George for 3 years and realized how GREAT it is without the snow!! HAHA

Melissa said...

Tia, I love this story! It is so cute. I have yet to go skiing this year, but Deer Valley is one of my favorite places to go, unfortunately my husband snowboards so we can't go there if we want to go to the slopes together. I am glad you took some time out for yourself.

Cindy Hansen said...

Hi Tia- its Cindy (Stacies sis)..

What a good husband! You look 100% happy as a wife and mom! Im glad you got to enjoy the skiis!

You have a great looking fam!

Beau N. Brewer said...

Tia,
Thanks for the Christmas Pickle 2007. It's on my blog by the way!

Check it out!

Love You.
Beau N. Brewer