We went to a cabin on Mt. Hood for a few days with our family, Loretta, Gunner, Chloe, Ben, Daniel, Sarah and Jake. It was so fun and I plan to post pictures of the cabin soon. But what I’m most excited about is how awesome Emma did on her first snowboard trip!

Here’s how it went…

“OK, give me your foot,” I said.

I looked up at Emma, dressed in a pink snow suit with a little black helmet covering about 95% of her blonde hair and wondered if she would like snowboarding.

She lifted up her boot and I put it in the binding and strapped her in.

“Ok, now, just point your board straight and you’ll start to go down.”

She nodded and then pushed off. I thought she would fall after a few feet but she just kept going… another 10 feet, then 20 and finally after about 30 feet she crashed!

I had to run full speed just to keep up with her. As I ran I was laughing because I was so happy and so proud of my little girl!

I heard one of the workers shout out from behind us and say, “Those are the kids that go pro! See how she turned and rode switch. That’s good!”

After she crashed I helped her up and she rode the rest of the way down the little slope without crashing. When she got to the end she shouted, “Again! Again!”

We rode the “Magic Carpet” conveyor belt up about 7 more times before I finally suggested we take a break and go eat in the lodge. By that time Emma was begging me to take her on “the big hill.” I told her next time.

When I showed Lacie how good Emma did and how much fun she had she said, “Well, I know what she’s getting for Christmas!”

UPDATE 12/19/16: Lacie found a used girl’s snowboard and bindings for $60 on Craigslist. We picked it up the other day and it’s in good condition. It’s a surprise so if you’re reading this before Christmas DON’T TELL EMMA!! 🙂