Thursday, December 27, 2012

White Christmas: A Dream Realized

"Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you if you're young at heart".

In my last post, I mentioned that having a white Christmas was on the top of my grown up Christmas list. Well, I must have been on the top of the nice list this year because I got my wish! This year, for the first time ever, I celebrated a white Christmas, snowboarding in Mt. High with my sister!

It's not exactly how I imagined my white Christmas though... I've had this fantasy of going to bed on Christmas eve and waking up to find snow outside. Then I'd run out and throw snowballs at random strangers, make snow angels, make little snowmen, and open my mouth to taste fresh snowfall! You know? Something along the lines of this commercial:

It's hard to make this a reality when you live in LA which is practically a tropical country. That's why when I found out that my sister (who always works odd hours) had Christmas day off, we jumped on the opportunity to go snowboarding together! It wouldn't be as dramatic as the Emirates commercial, but there was going to be snow - and that's all that mattered!

And so, after a very gastronomically satisfying Christmas Eve with the family, my sister, Kat and I headed out to the mountains bright and early, got there ready to rumble at 8am.

We practically opened the resort. Look at that!

Early birds!

Beautiful... :)

Snowboarding Lesson! My sister needed a little help from a pro. :)

Eventually, she got exhausted from too much of her teacher's awesomeness!!!

There's always time to play with snow...

and play with snow some more...

I wanted to make a snowman, but the snow wasn't fresh... and it doesn't stick when you try to make a ball out of it, so I couldn't make a head or anything circular. So I ended up making this!

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. And when life doesn't give you enough snow for a snowman, you make a snow ghost. I'm pretty happy with that! :)

I had a great Christmas day spent rolling around in white fairy dust with my sister. I love snowboarding and I love snow! I'm still hoping to be able to experience my White Christmas fantasy eventually... Who knows? Maybe next year when I spend Christmas in the UK, I get to finally wake up to snow falling outside my window!

All I know that in 2013... Possibilities are endless.

Have a great New Year, everyone!!!