Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paraglider necklaces and earrings



 Handmade Glass paraglider pendants made by pilots. Each paraglider is infused with lots of good luck and love. Each one is kiln annealed for extra strength. To order yours today or to place a custom order go to our Yay for Paragliding Jewelry Shop



Monday, December 09, 2013

Towing fun!


Adam and I went out to Arizona to do some towing. I worked on my asymmetric spiral dives and wingovers. It was so nice to get some altitude and be in some thinner non ocean air. We are out towing every Wed and Thursday with our own tow winch so any So Cal pilots want to go towing let me know! 

Tandem flying!

I went to Bill Heaner at point of the mountain and took my T1 clinic. I learned a ton and am now taking other pilots flying to work towards my T3 so I can take the general public, friends and family flying! Here is a great edit Terry Hawkins made of us on our flight together. It was an honor to take a legend of the sport flying! So excited on the next step in my piloting career and being able to make a living as a paragliding pilot in the future. Yay for Paragliding!!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Rainbow Glider!!

I have been enjoying paragliding so much. Recently I got a Gradient Golden 3 Paraglider and got custom colors...pink rainbow. No one in the world has this same color pattern..which is awesome. It makes me so happy to look up at it while flying! I also took my first trip out of the country to Valle de Bravo, Mexico and had a blast. the 3 lower photos are from that trip in january...so much fun!!




Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Levitation Project

If you guys have not heard about the levitation project you need to check the out! http://thelevitationproject.com/

The levitation project is a collective of athletes, photographers, cinematographers, artists and designers. They have created a movement that the snow industry has never seen. Using grassroots marketing, facebook, online videos and lots of amazing filming. They have helped the most talented athletes to get noticed and are now top rated snowboarders in the world.

I was extremely lucky to get an opportunity to work with these guys. They hired me on as the facemask seamstress. I love to sew so this has been such a fun opportunity for me. I now own 3 sewing machines; my regular sewing machine, coverstick lock sewing machine and a serger lock machine. I am so excited to use these machines to create so many more things!

Photo of me at the levitation project headquarters cutting fabric
 Here is the finished product after they vinyl lay their logo on it.

I have had the opportunity to try out and use some of the other products they sell. I have loved everything so far that I have gotten from them.

made in the USA with a combination of merino wool and a stretch nylon
I have loved these socks immensely designed to be a longer sock and it reaches just up past my knee.
They are a thin, but warm sock. I find myself waking up and if I am wearing casual clothing I put these socks on to keep me warm while out and about with out putting on a baselayer. With merino wool as a fabric fiber in this sock it really keeps the odor away. I have worn these I have no idea how many times and have not washed them, that is why I love merino wool. It has great insulation properties and odor control! The most innovative way I have used these was on christmas day, going to church with my grandma and family. I wore a skirt that went just past my knee, it was extremely cold, so I put on my gray socks, pulled them up past my knee and wore them to church, no one knew any different! I was so warm and comfortable!

 This is the warmest beanie I have ever had to date. If I did not wear a helmet snowboarding this would be the most amazing beanie to shred in. I prefer to do the slouch back style but having it rolled over is still awesome and I do that when I need super warmth on my ears. Everyone who sees this loves it!

WAX /All Temp

The Levitation Project wax smells so yummy. The first day we waxed our boards up with the all temp wax, we should have choosen the cold wax, it was a freezing cold day and we were sticking a bit, but we were better off then everyone else on the slopes who were unstrapped stuck places because their boards were sandpaper. We then went shredding a few more times on that wax job and were gliding and full of speed! I was so glad I had LP wax on my board on some of the FEW powder days snowbird has gotten this season. I will write a new blog as I test out the waxes more. They have Cold and Warm temp wax along side of their All Temp Wax.

Support this amazing company and riders they support and purchase something from them. They have many items, check out their shop to see everything they offer, more arriving all the time! http://shop.thelevitationproject.com/

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tie Dye Paraglider T-Shirts

Me and Billy started making Paragliding Tie Dye Shirts! These turned out awesome! They are selling like crazy here in utah. Click on the shirts to purchase them online. We can do custom glider colors, only depending on order voulme. So you can specify what you would want in the order notes.
http://tandemoniumparagliding.ecrater.com/
http://tandemoniumparagliding.com





SUNSET PARAGLIDER T-Shirt

PARAGLIDER GAGGLE T-Shirt

ACRO PARAGLIDER T-Shirt

KIDS PARAGLIDER T-Shirt
How awesome is that T-Shirt???http://tandemoniumparagliding.ecrater.com/

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Galaxies

 check out all these cool galaxy items I found on etsy. They are pretty rad stuff! Click here or on the photo to see the items....you should at least look at some of these cool and unique items. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4dea9a1d1af56d91d1883700/galaxies

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Glass Earrings and Necklaces

I have recently learned how to blow glass and do lampwork glass. Here are some of the things I have been making and you can purchase them at my etsy site to support me. http://www.etsy.com/shop/turtlegear
It has been a lot of fun making all of these items and hope to find good homes for my items.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Paragliding weekend maddness

This weekend was full of paragliding activities. I was the driver for 2 INSPO flight days. It was fun, wish I could have been up flying myself, but I am not anywhere close to being able to fly the mountains, so for now I just support the people who can and be their driver. Pick them up if they sink out. It was some good times.

I flew the south side Friday morning, which was awesome....this awful weather had been keeping me from flying for a while! felt good to be in the air.

Friday night Billy took me on a tandem flight...but not an ordinary one, we had marshall dangling from a rope below up...so 3 people on 1 paraglider. Then he said "see ya" and unhooked himself and canopy jumped. I see him fall and then his parachute open. that was crazy!

Then we had a BBQ party at Brad's House. It was fun times. There were little awesome rad kids EVERYWHERE! Hunlows kids were so much fun to play with, they are rad kids. There was a chihuahua puppy the kids just loved! Good times, headed home at like 2am....that was a long day. up at 6 am, home in bed at 3am! whhaat!

Here are some photos from the weekend.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

paraglider harness

So I hung out in cloud 9 for a couple hours today trying out harnesses. Wow it is amazing how different each of them fit. I found one that really fit like a glove. Just gotta do it, spend the money and have a harness. They said I can rent a old paraglider....one I shouldn't fly with, but I can kite with all summer in conneticut so I don't loose my mad skills. haha. If only it was pink and not blue I think I would have walked out with it. I am going to watch some para-glide lesson videos Tuesday and sit in it for a good while, make sure my stupid fused back really likes it before I invest.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

update maddness

So let see...crazy amounts of things have gone on in my life and I really stopped blogging, just too busy and just found other things to spend my time doing I guess.

I was selected to be on trutv's top 20 most shocking. They came out and filmed me....right after I was getting off a broken foot...which didn't give any impressive riding, but it was still fun. I got to see my footage of breaking my back after over 4 years since the accident. It was a bit surreal to watch this.



Last summer I started learning to paraglide, it has been awesome times. I broke my foot 2 weeks after starting lessons and with winter being so busy I have just started my lessons back up to get my license.

Then I got a snowboard coaching job with Team Utah www.teamutah.org which was soo awesome! I had 3 amazing kids matthew, aiden and alex. Then later in the season we picked up Parker, Dave and Nicole. I had so much fun and had an amazing season with them!


Here are some videos of the older athletes and us coaches shredding






One of Nicole


Here is a video of just me snowboarding this season



A video of my dancing on the chair lift



Getting some backcountry powder


It was a good winter overall. I finally do not feel crippled so badly anymore and actually progressed my snowboarding skills and was able to really spin this year and finally start doing stuff I used to do again.

This then leads us into mountainboarding season so far. I have been doing mountainboard webesodes weekly so far. 3 are done and my editing skills have improved with each one...they make my snowboard videos look awful. But I got a new HD camera from my mom for an early birthday present and it takes awesome video!







I will update with the 4th webesode and continue to post them on here as I make them each week.

This year has really had the best times of my life and the worst times of my life. I am surprised I am still alive to be honest and I am trying to learn to enjoy living life again. My family has rallied around me like I never could have expected. It is amazing really and I am ever so lucky to have them in my life. So life moves on and continue the adventures.

This summer well in less than a month I head out to Connecticut to run a mountainboarding program at a summer camp. I will be there june 18th to august 18th and plan to travel around the east coast a little before and a little after. Then I head out to colorado for a mountainboarding competition and then get settled back into utah and getting life figured out a little.

Well that is a bit of quick update on my life thus far. Sorry for my lack of posting after being such a great poster for a few years. I will see if I can get back in the swing of blogging.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fan-freakin-tastic

Life is feeling so good! I feel like my good old self again, which has been many many years! I have been loving snowboarding, my foot is finally healing up. I am really appreciating life, appreciating those I love and appreciate all the blessings in my life. It is not that all my problems and trials in life have disappered, but it is so nice to be handling them as my good old self and not drugged up on meds that made me feel like a sloth and not enjoy life, to rather sleep all day than play, to not really feel in life. It is so great to be able to FEEL! I can not describe it. Good actually tastes good now, touching a soft blanket feels different and better, I feel peoples love better, I feel the spirit better. I am amazed at how depression medicines can make you so numb to so much in life. It feels good to be truly living again.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

10-08-08

10-08-08 - 3rd anniversary from shattering my back

3rd anniversary from shattering my back. tomorrow exactly 3 years ago I went off the gap jump that almost destroyed my life. But through a miracle and friends and my families support I am able to live life to the fullest! YEAH!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The new place

Well so far I have been loving where I am at. The change of pace and atmosphere. It is very positive here, lots of good energy. Life is looking up and I am feeling happier than I have in a long time.

Here are some photos I have taken of my new home

http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2024568&l=2428a&id=122802608

I have not taken any photos of my apt yet. It is a disaster still! trying to unpack. I will take photos this week and update my blog. It has been a whirlwhind down here and I will try to update my blog more often.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

BIG CHANGES!

I made a decision over the weekend to take a position at wasatch academy in mt. pleasant. Yes the name describes the place. It is a small town and it will be a huge change. I have a few good friends living down there already, so that makes it easier. I will be assisting in the dorms unti lthe snowboard program starts, which then I will be come a snowboard director/coach. Sean is coming out with me and he will be the head director for snowboarding and soccer. This decision has been a really ahrd one for me. I needed to quit my job at backcountry.com. I had worked at backcountry.com for almost 2 1/2 years. It was almost a home to me, but I hit as high as I was going to be able to go there, with out more education. So it was time to say good bye. I have been dwelling all weekend on what to do. I would have to start monday at wasatch and quit backcountry, with no 2 weeks notice, nothing. Makes my stomach hurt still thinking of doing that to them, but I gotta look out for myself. At wasatch academy my housing and food is paid for and my snowboarding expenses. So I can go back to college, pay off my medical debt and get my life back on track! My commute to work is 100 steps from my apt. I prayed long and hard about this. Everyone led up to me taking this job. My roommate signing away our lease and me having to move out the weekend I would be moving for my new job. It seems everything fell into place. When i drove down there I felt so at peace. So at home. so calm. If any of you have known me the past couple months, my life has been anything but calm. I had been hospitalized for an ulcer, been battling that still. I have been nervous, hurt, stressed and just not my happy self. This move, this change is in hopes to get my happy good old self back. To be able to strengthen my body back up from a 40 hour a week desk job. Sure I am scared so so much. I don't think I have ever been so scared, but in that moment of scared I am still at peace. Knowing everything will work out for me in the end. I need to fix my life, fix myself and I am taking a leap of faith and making a decision, knowing the lord will support me. It can't be all wrong if I feel at peace about it. So even if it all ends up not working out....I have other options.

I will miss backcountry.com. Specifically the people, seeing the snowboarding fashion, the vendors, some of the rad projects I got to be passionate about. But somewhere in the mix of everything, the good and the bad I lost myself. I had a co-worker make a comment of where is the fun happy emily? we miss her, we hope you can find her again. This was told to me last thursday. That was really my deciding factor. I need that person back...I need to be that fun, bubbly, positive person. I know I have made the right decision. I know tomorrow I may regreat, but I will be reassured. Good bye backcountry.com thanks for everything you have taught me, the gear I have gotten, the opportunities, and the people I have met. It was what I needed at that time in my life. It helped me pick myself up after a horrific injury, now that I am healed and ready to move forward it is time. Time to find myself again.