While the weather forecast predicted rain all day, we were able to enjoy our time at Sugar Mountain. The mountains blocked most of the rain so we saw mostly fog and mist which weren’t great for visibility but it didn’t ruin our day. I had a wonderful time learning to ski on blades which are shorter than traditional skis. They were less intimidating and easier to maneuver. I struggled a bit and took a hard fall at one point but I’m happy to report that I’m getting the hang of it! I need to stick to the beginner runs for now but with more practice I’ll be able to move up in the world. Mastering ski blades is important to me since Chris enjoys skiing. If I get better we’ll be able to go on proper ski trips to places like Vail or Aspen.  Wouldn’t that be amazing?

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Check out my signature move… “Making Pizza” AKA stopping. I make-a-da-pizza so I don’t die. Chris asked me why I was so nervous and I said, “Honey, I’ve got two words for you: Sonny Bono!”

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Here is a picture of our lunch at the upstairs restaurant in the ski lodge. Chris said he likes it better than the cafeteria because the food is better and they have a full bar. I joked that my best performance of the day was cleaning my plate. I’m an expert at that!

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Last but not least is a video my sweet husband took on his helmet camera. I hope you enjoy the constant look of terror on my face but I’m quite proud that I made it down by myself. Chris was helping me immensely on the bigger runs. He was even helping me steer at one point. My husband never stops supporting me in big and small ways and I’m constantly reminded of why I fell in love with him. Our ski trip was another example of that.

Hopefully there are many more ski trips in the Kibler’s future.

Until next time,



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