One Thanksgiving she came into the living room where all of her son’s friends were sitting carrying a giant light up reindeer and she says, “Hey everyone it’s Christmas time. Let’s start decorating!” She had a funny way of doing funny things that made all of us laugh. Marla had a great sense of humor, and a great spirit. She was even quite flattered when I named my first snowboard after her, even though she thought it was a little weird. Looking back now, naming your snowboard after your friend’s mom is a little disturbing.