Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Snow for the new year
Our new years resolution was to just do it. We have too many little projects that need to be done that could take this whole year. When opportunity shows its face, we are going to jump. Here's to jumping in something rather cold.
We drove up the canyon past Horca to Spruce Hole (Marlo just added that because I have no idea the names of these places. I just know we went up the canyon.) and saw some people sledding. We didnt' want to interupt so we decided to try this spot out that hadn't been touched. We didn't realize how much work it took to make a useable tubing path.
Lots of life lessons came from this. First, some got out of the suburban ready to hit the snow, but weren't completely prepared. They got cold before they could bundle. It's always easier to prevent rather than fix.
Second lesson came when some got cold and decided to go to the suburban rather than work hard to make the trail. 3 of us worked for the next hour to make this great path. It was a blast. Those in the suburban were crying because they were so cold. If you keep moving, you can stay warmer.
I kept thinking of the pioneers who were so cold and thought if they stopped for a little bit to warm themselves, they could continue. Truth was that those who kept moving were the ones who made it to the end.
The third lesson was endure to the end and the joy will be worth it.
If you haven't figured it out, this was part of my testimony this past Sunday. Sorry I don't have pictures of the finished tubing path. We made it on the right path and made it 3 times wider. Yes, Marlo and I were one of the 3. We were terrible parents who had fun while our kids cried in the suburban. They survived and we had a blast. Anyone who wants to join us, come on down.