Happy New Year readers! This post comes to you from beautiful Seattle Washington, where the sun has been shining in a nearly cloudless sky all year long. Sweeeet. Ah yes, the promises that the new year bring seem so much more attainable when you are soaking up bucket loads of Vitamin D.
I sincerely hope the golden rays of 2011 have similarly shone upon you all. We here at LIAYF are recovering a bit here today, as a last minute party invite found us walking down the street last night to one truly social gathering. There were kids, there were toys, there were fireworks, and there were drinks aplenty. In short, it was a lot of fun.
Yesterday was also a fun day here for another reason as Mrs. LIAYF and I took Lukas ice skating for the very first time. There is a small rink set up at the Seattle Center for the holidays so we decided it would be a fun way to close out year. And it most certainly was.
I doubt I have ever mentioned this here before, but my own first experience ice skating was fairly memorable as well. My first experience on blades wasn't until I was in my late 20's when I went on my first date with a gorgeous blonde, who would later tell me that she was so impressed that a guy could make such spectacularly theatrical falls onto the ice, and always pop back up with a smile, that she knew right then and there that he was the person she wanted to spend her life with. And so we have.
My lovely wife and I can only hope Lukas' first experience ice skating will have such a profoundly positive impact on his life, as mine had on me. Though it is unlikely that he met, or shared the ice with his future bride yesterday. Although, you never know. Perhaps he and that slightly older beauty who gracefully glided by at about the 1:25 mark will unknowingly bump into each other on their way to a psych lecture 16 or 17 years from now. Stranger things have happened.
True, we may never know what future benefit our little guy will glean from strapping on blades for the first time. But I do know that Mrs. LIAYF and I will be glad we caught it on tape.