I haven't blogged since last Black & White Wednesday. Why you ask? Because we are currently on our annual week-long ski trip. And although a lot of times I blog during vacation to keep a journal of the day's events while they are fresh in my mind, I just haven't taken the time to do so this time. I have just been enjoying vacation too much I guess. But I couldn't take a vacation from Black & White Wednesday, so I thought I'd share a couple of photos from our week so far here in Colorado.
My husband has been skiing since he was three. His family takes a ski trip every year, almost always to the same ski resort, Copper Mountain. Nestled between Vail and Breckenridge, the views are surreal. The mountains amaze me every year, just like the first time I saw them.
My husband introduced me to skiing when I was 16 years old on a local hill in Iowa. I loved skiing immediately, but it wasn't until I took that first trip out to Colorado with Jason's family the year we were married that I realized how Iowa skiing doesn't begin to compare to Colorado. Besides the great powder and vertical, Iowa is definitely lacking views like this...
I remember the first time I saw the Rocky Mountains. I cried. Literally. Just thinking of how awesome our God is, to create something so beautiful, so majestic. It brought me to tears. God's creation is simply breathtaking!
Besides the Rocky Mountains, and skiing, Jason also introduced me to the Dew Run. Let me explain. The Dew Run is a tradition Jason's Dad started many years ago. For those of you who don't know, Jason's Dad, Dwight, loves skiing and he loves Mountain Dew. The Dew Run combines those two passions perfectly. Every morning, we take Mountain Dew - one for each person skiing in our group - up to the top of the mountain and bury them in the snow. We then go and retrieve the Dews for our last run of the day, find a spot to sit and enjoy the dew, the view and each others' company. And so, the Dew run lives on every year...Good Dew, Great View, Fine Crew.
Here are Jason and I enjoying our Dew on the first day of our trip this year. I actually prefer the photo in color, but couldn't help but share it today. It was snowing hard that day, and I love the way the snow fills the photograph...
I will have many, many more photos from our ski trip soon. But for now, back to skiing. Stay tuned, and thanks for visiting on this Black & White Wednesday!