Bucket List: Surfing

by Shalice Noel


It’s funny how events come at perfectly unpredictable times.  Reid and I recently had the opportunity to take surf lessons at Manhattan Beach.  This was perfect.  Reid’s birthday was just around the corner and as a land locked kid growing up in Nebraska, Baywatch episodes conjured up dreams of hitting the surf.  Look at us now, living the California lifestyle we literally dreamed about as kids.


With 10 years of marriage under our sheets 😉 I want to express the importance of doing things with your mate that they enjoy.  It’s a simple concept really.  Something we teach our kids every day.  You do what your mate enjoys and they’ll do what you enjoy.  It really does keep the spark ignited!

Surfing was an opportune moment to share something with Reid that he has always wanted to do.  I on the other hand, was dreading ruining my recent blow out.  However, I sucked it up and gave it my all.


Honest to say, this day was the first day I ever stepped into the Pacific Ocean.  Reid and I learned something new together, shared in our vulnerability, expressed a little friendly competition and most of all showed each other that we are in love and a good team.  Even though I’ve never intended to learn how to surf, I relish in the memories this day made in the story of our marriage.


What does your mate enjoy doing?


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La Bijoux Bella | by mia October 2, 2017 - 5:54 pm

Happy Monday, How cool ? is this surfing ? activity. Looking fit and fabulous while doing it! Very lovely! 🙂

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shalice noel October 4, 2017 - 4:59 am

Thank you, I hate that I ruined a perfectly good blowout but I have to say it was worth it. xx

Jennifer Do October 4, 2017 - 4:55 am

So cute! I’ve never surfed and lived in Southern California all my life!

shalice noel October 4, 2017 - 4:59 am

Really? You should! Other than nerves, chilly ocean water and losing your balance, it was a blast! xx


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