examples of how snowboarding explains our relationship:
the year we got engaged (2007), we both got season passes to snowbird so we could enjoy the slopes as often as possible- and snowboard together.
ben was much more advanced than me at this point- so there were a lot of pep talks from ben to emily and a lot of frustrated emily. this illustrates how ben is the optimistic one.
we got engaged while snowboarding on dec 15, 2007. this forever set the precedent that snowboarding is romantic and so important to us- and will be even when we have tiny people around, we will teach them to snowboard as well.
nowadays, snowboarding examples of our relationship:
getting off the chairlift, i always have major anxiety and ben tells me it will be ok (much like regular day to day things).
we save up for activities and travel - aka - expensive lift tickets, even when the snow is bad--- it's worth it to us.
going down the mountain, ben is ahead of me, encouraging me. making me feel better. as always.
and finally, i usually am the one to bring food/water/treats and taking all the photos- just like any other outing we go on.
needless to say, snowboarding is our thang.