Monday, December 27, 2010

and so this is christmas

{this is one of my favorite photos: the snow coming down on the mountain}
{me, in breckenridge, colorado}

{glorious mountains, oh my!}

{me and hubs, gondola ride at breckenridge}

{me and jen, gondola at keystone}

{me and snowboard, thanks to jen for capturing this!}

 {hubs starting a run at keystone}

{town sign, silverthorne, colorado}

(the dogs}
{me and hubs, post dog sledding}
i'm back! i just spent a week in colorado with my husband's family in the mountains. it was so lovely. these are a few photos from the trip. the only editing i did to these was to darken the edges of the photographs. the cloudy skies create such a perfect filter.

a few highlights of the trip:
~we went dogsledding. the dogs are amazing & it was such an incredible experience. the dogs were simply awesome. they gave lots of kisses and hugs pre and post ride. i'm amazed at how strong they are!

~i attempted snowboarding for the first time (well, i tried one other time, but it doesn't really count because it only lasted 30 minutes or so), and i am so proud that i made it down the beginner hill once without a fall! my body still aches a bit, but it was totally worth it. props to my sister in law, jen, for being so patient and teaching me! i'm a little addicted to watching snowboarding videos now...

~i overpacked (naturally) and spent a majority of the trip recycling the same outfit: leggings, tshirt, sweater, hat, scarf. there's just something about the mountains, fresh air, and a wood-burning fireplace that make me want to me comfortable and warm. duh!

~i read three books on the trip, and was so thankful for my pre-christmas-gift-kindle. i am officially an e-book convert.  

~we added denver (and vicinity) to our ever-growing list of places that we would consider settling/moving. 

i hope that you all had a great holiday with your family, friends, and loved ones.



  1. so fun!!! im jealous! im such a wimp on skis, much less snowboarding! hope you had a great holiday!!! :)

  2. Tieka, Selective PotentialDecember 27, 2010 9:53 PM

    Aww, so jealous you were able to head out to CO! It's my ultimate goal to get out there to see where Jen and Ryan live! It just looks so amazing!!

  3. yay! im so glad you guys were able to come out, it was a good time for sure. i loved helping you out with snowboarding and i love that you watch snowboarding videos now!

  4. AMAZING shots! I've always wanted to take a ski trip to Colorado. Lucky you! I had no idea they had dog sledding. Love it.

    Thanks for stopping by G&G so I could discover you. Following you on Bloglovin' now! Lovely blog!

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour


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