Monday, February 16, 2009

I LOVE Kevin and Boyne Mountain - Happy Valentines Day!!

Hey there Lovebirds!!

Kevin and I went from our planned, low key, low budget, Valentines Day to a spectacular weekend at a winter wonderland called Boyne Mountain.

Winter was showing signs of ending and we were running out of weekends when we would be able to trek it up north, so I seized the opportunity. We stayed at the Mountain Grand Lodge. Our room had a view of the pool and the mountain. It had a fireplace that was remote controlled and it had a hot tub.

Here I am after an exhilarating snowboarding session. Boyne is huge compared to the hills around me. The conditions were very good and fast. No wind and sun most of the time. Kevin didn't ski because he broke both ankles before and didn't want to risk anything. I snowboard alone all the time, so it was fine with me.

We got to hang out in the pool afterwards and the hot tub. It's fun swimming outside when there is snow on the ground.

This is the Mountain Grand Lodge. It's only 3 years old. It wasn't here last time I was at Boyne.

We had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner at the hotel and they had fireworks on the hill afterwards.

We also got to go tubing down the hill. This was fun. Watch the video of Kevin tubing below.

We were also able to go to Avalanche Bay which was an indoor water park. Yes, we were the oldest non-parents in there, but we had fun. There was a cool slide to race on. We spent most of our time there and watching kids wipe out on the surfing simulator.

Here is a kid trying to surf. The water goes so fast and strong it will lift anyone up and shoot them back to the top. People sit there all day and watch kids wipe out. It's a blast.

All in all, we did so much and had so much fun in a short weekend. I felt so great snowboarding. Kevin and I had a blast and it was like a vacation packed in 2 days. Really felt like a get away. I would love to do that more often, but we might run out of money. We did Valentines Day right though.

Before we got that little bit of snow here in lower Michigan I was able to go outside and get a picture of what was left of our cute snowman after all that warm weather and rain. The black buttons, carrot and sticks for his arms were all still out there.

I just wanted everyone to know how great of a weekend we had. So far I am doing great at living life like everything is wonderful. Who is to say life isn't wonderful if you don't believe it yourself? Right?? Doctors, nurses, everyone can act like I should be sad, but I'm not. Ha Ha. I am having the time of my life.

I however am not being reckless. I have a treat for you for my next blog. I will be posting the new list I compiled of all the things I am doing to be super uber healthy (kind of like the old list, but much longer and way improved). Some of you might think I am crazy with some of the things I do, spending a ton of money on all of this and devoting a majority of my time to it. What is most important is that I believe in it. It will work. I will be healthy and happy.

Your snowboarding fool



  1. you guys are too cute. glad you had fun. photos are beautiful!

    mark & i tried to go to mind, body & spirits on v-day, but they were booked the entire night. good for them, but i was bummin'!

    hope to see you soon!

  2. Hi Shannon! Long time no talk! Your Valentine's weekend looks like it was great! Just wanted to say hi and let you know I have been thinking about you... Hope you are staying warm and feeling good.

    Amanda Klump (Yarber)

  3. Hey Amanda. Glad you keep up with my blog. I am planning on making it out to Chicago very soon. (seems like I have been saying that for a while) But seriously, maybe in the next couple weeks. I will for sure get in touch with you.
    Shannon : )

  4. Hey Shannon, it's Shanda from Gilda's :). I love your blog!!! Great pictures and I'm SO happy you got to spend Valentines Day having so much fun. I went to Boston Market with a girlfriend!! At least I went out and was not at home chowing on ice cream!!! I'll see ya next tuesday, I'm hoping to bring a friend of mine from my church that runs our church support group so she can get some idea's about how we do things at Gilda's :)

    Blessings and HUGS!!!!!

    Shanda :)

  5. What a great weekend and location! I can totally see you two acting like kids at the waterpark!


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