We went to moose mountain yesterday do ride some shuttle runs. We went a few weeks ealier in the year when it was warmer. When we got there, there was snow on top and the trails were really wet. I hit a couple of trees trying to avoid the big puddles that gave you a mud bath every time you went through them. It was still a really fun day though. I hit some bigger gaps that I didn’t do the last time and found out that they were easier than I thought.
This is called a “Scrum”. Where the players bind together and the two teams engage for a rough battle for possession of the ball.
This is a called a “line out”. This happens if the ball goes out of bounds. The two teams lift one of their team members (on my team it’s me) to catch the ball. After I catch it, I pass it to a player on the ground to be moved back into play.
Here is me running with the ball about to go into contact. After I got past the first few guys I had a clear run to the goal line. But someone got in the way…
You can see that I got tackled and I dropped the ball. I didn’t even know I got hit, I thought I just dropped the ball. If you look close, you can see that the angle in which my ankle is in is not the right angle it should be. I rolled it in the game and I didn’t even realize it until that night. When adrenaline gets going, you don’t feel anything.
On January 29 and 30th we went to Castle Mountain to go skiing with some friends. It had rained the day before and the bottom of the mountain was a bit slippery, but at the top there was powder. We were used to skiing on ice at Sunridge, so skiing on powder took a little longer to get used to. After I got the hang of it, it was amazing! The second night it snowed two inches and continued to snow throughout the day, so there was a lot of powder. That was definitely the best time I’ve had skiing and I hope we go again next year.
Last friday we went to our youth group and they had a event called Jello Night. You probably guess what we did that night. We played games with jello! There was a kiddy swimming pool full of it. There was jello everywhere and everyone was covered to toe in it. My hands and feet were orange at the end of the night. They had all kinds of silly games and at the end there was a slip and slide with jello. That’s probably when I got the messiest. After that I had to get changed and cleaned up so I could play drums in the worship band. I had a lot of fun!
New Year’s Eve was spent at a friend’s house having a party. We played games on the Xbox, played guitar, stood around the fire and anything else your suppose to do on New Year’s Eve. For the first time, I stayed up until midnight. At around 12:30 mom and dad came to pick us up. They were surprised I stayed up that long and asked which bed I was sleeping in. Haha. Goofy parents. We went home and watched a Corner Gas and went to bed.
On Friday we had a Christmas party. We played a game that was made up by our friends in Edmonton. It was an extreme version of hide and go seek. Everybody went and hid except for the seeker and interrogator. When the people were caught, they were brought to the interrogator. He asked them three questions and guessed a nick name that they wrote before the game started. If the interrogator guesses right, the person who was interrogated became one of the seekers. If the interrogator guesses wrong, the person who got interrogated would go hide again. I was the interrogator and yelled a lot. After that, we came in and had snacks and started playing Moosey Moosey. It was really funny playing Moosey Moosey with this group of people. I guess it’s a fun game to play with any group of people. Everybody left and I went to bed.
On Saturday we went to Sweetwater to meet up with some friends to go shooting at the range out there. We drove to the range and unloaded their armory in the back of their car. They had…. Uh…. Let me think here, um. A LOT OF GUNS!!!! .22′s, .44′s, 9mm, 45, and many others. I think my favorite was the 1911 they had. It has the most kick and felt the best for me. But all the guns they had were fun to shoot.
uh…. I can’t remember. We went to ACU and walked around and had supper at the Bean. After that we went to small group.
Today we went to Buffalo Gap to see the things you go to see at Buffalo Gap. We got stuck on the butt of an armadillo, held up traffic to get a picture of a garbage can, and went to see the pottery shop.