Saturday, March 16, 2013

Beaver Creek, CO - A family vacation (pt. 1)

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Growing up we were a "snow skiing family." CO was our top vacation spot. There aren't many places better than the top of a snow mountain in Beaver Creek, CO looking down wearing a pair of snow skis. (I know, I know, that my opinion but really!?!?! You CAN'T judge until you have tried it.) Look at this view:
I can't believe I am just know blogging about this trip. Shame on me, I know. ;( Oh well...In January we took a family vacation (and I mean FAMILY) to Beaver Creek/Vail, CO. There was 16 of us that took the trip boarded the same plane and headed to the slopes. 
Wyatt loves his Poppie...we already had the iPad out and we were still waiting to board the plane. LOL! We boarded the plane and it doesn't take long for these 2 to get "set up..."

My sister's tweet from the plane:

As soon as we arrived we didn't waste any time. Most everyone went to get their gear and lift tickets that evening. Unfortunately, I had a bit of altitude sickness and went straight to bed for about 6 hours. ;( It was awful! The next morning Mark and I got all our stuff and met everyone on the slopes. My mom and sister stayed behind with the littles (Wyatt, Sloane, and Zetta). 

We spent our 5th anniversary on the better place in my opinion! ;)

One of the things I love most about Mark is he is SO willing to learn and try new things. This was only his SECOND time EVER skiing. (The first time was on 1/2 fake-1/2 real snow weekend ski trip with friends.) He knew this type of vacation was "my family" and what it meant to me so out he came. He was a pro by the end of the trip. It's amazing what happens when you give something a try. ;) My dad, Mark, and I skied together a lot of the time. Two of my cousins and brother joined us during the last few days and we all stayed together! It was a blast! 
Mark, me, and my dad

 My brother wore a camo caught while skiing. We kept joking about it and randomly saw a guy with the EXACT same coat. I made him go get a picture with him. The guy thought we were crazy. Oh was SO funny!

At the bottom of the slopes...bright and early one morning.

We packed lunches but usually all met and had lunch together at the bottom of the mountain.

 BELOW: And just when you thought you were skiing were passed by a class full of 3 year olds in ski school....ha ha ha! (NO JOKE, they were super cute!) My parent's took me the first time when I was 4 but they just looked so tiny. So crazy how perspective changes when you have children of your own. Right mom?!?! ;)

Pt. 2 coming soon...


  1. Looks GORGEOUS and so much fun!!!! :) I've never seen the mountains...

    Have a happy Monday dear!! :) XO!

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