the Nella's

I can't remember the first time I met Tyler.. he had baby fat a little longer than the other boys so I don't know how I missed him.

But when we entered the Nancy Greene league at Georgian Peaks, we raced on the same team.  He was always such a natural.  Naturally fast, funny and so cute.  Ty skied on the National ski team until just a year ago.  He's a Vancouver Olympian and the pride of our home ski club.  Our parents would celebrate nothing together... most weekends in the wintertime.  And speaking of our parents.. his dad, Sam, and Sam's four brothers (Ralph, Peter, Jim and Antony) are sponsoring me this season.  This sponsorship is very close to my heart because they all understand, so deeply, what I'm doing.

Thank you for supporting me with hugs after my races as a kid and hugs as an adult being brave about my future.