snowboarding videos from park city, utah!

josh made a couple of videos from our adventures snowboarding in utah a few weeks ago! the first one is from our little snowboarding date we did together and the second is a little bit of footage from eleanor and samson’s first snowboard lesson on the slopes! we didn’t have the camera out much during their lesson, so only had about a minute of film, but it’s still so adorable. those little boards get me every single time!

and the video josh made of our date was so sweet. snowboarding has been such a big part of his life and when we were dating i remember him even expressing how much he hoped to make it a big part of his family’s life someday. back when he said that, i remember thinking yep. nope! if ya marry me, i’ll be with some hot cocoa in a lodge somewhere staying warm. good luck with that! but i have to tell you, after this day of snowboarding together, i felt like this just might be something i’m up for year after year with my family in the years to come, because i had a lot of fun! thank you for being patient, josh! and for getting some video, too! it’s been fun to watch that fall in slow-motion over and over again! ;)

and eleanor and samson were such brave little kids up there, especially the first time we went up the ski lift and down the mountain together! looking back, i really wish we would have taken more video during their lesson. but it was difficult to when i was trying to stay on my board myself (this was from our very first day on the slopes!) and josh was with conrad. next year! when samson puts all his “tricks” together for everyone. he’s been practicing in our living room with a book underneath his feet pretending it’s his board. haha! i have a feeling he’s going to be a bit of a daredevil someday on the mountain which truly terrifies me, if i’m being totally honest.

  1. Rena

    Love the videos! I can see the upcoming snowboard stars :) And obviously you there is much more snow as we had generally this winter in the Bavarian mountains.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Heather

    It’s awesome how quickly kids pick things up! Samson and Eleanor did way better than I did my first lesson. Ha ha!

  3. Gabriella

    Love this!! And YES to that statement at the very end that Josh made. Here’s to overcoming your fears!

  4. Mara

    Alright I’ll be honest – I’ve lived in Utah almost my whole life and never been skiing or snowboarding. Snow and cold just don’t appeal to me much other than during Christmas time. But these videos make me want to go try it. Just a little bit. ? PS loved the ballet arms going down the hill!

  5. Tammy

    whaaaat! how are you all (definitely including samson and eleanor) so good at snowboarding? i tried once and was on my butt the entire time. good job!!!

  6. Emma

    Hello, videos are great, it makes me laugh and next year i pretty sure that i will try snowboard, thanks you! Moreover, which song is it? Bye

  7. that was amazing! i have never been even skiing but i was holding my breath for you the whole way down (each time!)! haha! but you were awesome! congrats!

  8. oh my goodness, little humans on snow boards … might be the cutest thing i’ve ever seen!

    and LOVE y’alls video! such a fun day to have documented!!

  9. How did you get your hands on that Benjamin Dunn “Circus of Love” song?! I can’t seem to find it available for purchase anywhere! xx

    • TAZA

      hi helen! we licensed the song through the music bed! it’s such a good one, right?

  10. SUCH a good one! Thanks so much, Naomi. xx

  11. Rachel

    How fun! I live in Utah and have never been snowboarding or skiing! Crazy I know!!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  12. Allison

    That looked like it was so much fun! I’ve never been snowboarding, but it looks like it would be a lot of fun. Your videos always make me smile.


  13. Kellie

    Oh my gosh that first video! Yall are the cutest!!!!!!

  14. Amy

    I live in Utah & I’m a snowboarding chick through & through. My little family frequents a ski resort gem called Beaver Mountain up Logan Canyon. I’m super impressed at how fast you caught on…a natural I must say, and probably the most graceful that ever existed. :) Props to you!

  15. Amy

    Josh’s message to you at the end made me cry a little bit!!

    Kids snowboarding/skiing is the most hilarious and amazing thing to me. I’m also too chicken to do it!! Hubs was skiing this winter and a little girl went up on the chairlift with him and asked for him to hold her hand to help her get off the lift. Haha. Cutest thing.

  16. kenzie

    such a cute date idea!!! x, kenz

  17. Kelly

    This looks like so much fun! I’m 48 so probably too old to learn how to snowboard (though I can ski) so it is a lot of fun watching you and your kids learn. I’ve never been to Utah, what a beautiful state it looks like!

  18. Aishah

    Loved loved loved these videos! What’s the name of the song in the Eleanor/Samson video?

  19. christina

    uh… was i the only one who cried at the end?

  20. Monika

    Hello you guys,

    this was the cutest dating video I’ve ever seen! Watching your joy actually made me cry a bit.

    My husband made me fall in love with skiing again, and our girls are absolutely rocking it on the slopes here in Switzerland!

    Wishing you and your family all the best and many more happy snowboarding memories.

    Greetings from Switzerland,


    By the way, the ballet intros were the best!

  21. Brit

    I love Josh’s sweet words of encouragement!

  22. Kelly

    Your family videos are always the cutest and E and S are getting SO big!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  23. rose j.

    What fun videos! Really captures your effort in wanting to succeed in snowboarding, and Utah snow is the best place to do it!!! So glad y’all had fun, and that the kids did too! Winter can really be fun with kids, and our spouses when it’s one on one! Good for you guys to have a date day of snowboarding!


  24. Rachel

    OMG I absolutely adore your date video. You two are just so sweet and that message from Josh at the end is just perfect. The pregnancy hormones reading that made me cry!!

    Rach //

  25. Shanice

    you are so good.. I don’t know what you are talking about. The first time I tried snowboarding I gave up and couldn’t get off the bunny hill :(

  26. Cristina

    What a sweet, sweet husband you have! He adores you soooo much!!

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  28. Kelly Laws

    Hey! I’m sure you’ve answered this before, but what camera do you use for these travel videos? Is it a Go Pro?

  29. Amy

    We’re going on vacation to San Francisco in a couple of weeks and I want to make a video of our time there. What do you use for recording? Your camera? And what programs do you use to edit etc?

    Thanks!! :)