Saturday, December 27, 2014

Beaver Creek

Wow - it has been quite awhile. I meant to blog on our trip. And then I forgot my laptop. And my camera. And Olivia's Christmas PJs. Can't win.

We left on December 16th for the holidays - which meant Christmas shopping, teacher gift giving, present wrapping, ski gear packing - all before we left. That was a whirlwind, but it made the holidays relaxing - not having to do any of that in the days leading up to Christmas.

We left the night of the 16th for Atlanta, got in around midnight / 1 - got up at 5 am to catch our flight to Denver and drive two hours to Beaver Creek. Olivia was exhausted and getting sick - which didn't make for the best combo. She loved being outside in the snow, but was quite a crank when she was inside the condo.



Dan's parents watched Olivia while we skied two days. This was my second time in Beaver Creek, and it was amazing. They had gotten two feet of snow before our arrival and the skiing couldn't have been better. 

Photo courtesy of Eric "Uncle Coach"


The main lift now has a gondola, so you can hand them your skis and poles, sit back in the warm gondola and enjoy the view. Maybe we should have made Alex duck? 


Unattractive selfie in the gondola. Don't mind us.


At 3pm everyday they had chocolate chip cookies on the mountain. We only remembered one day. But it was enough to make the trip for Olivia. 



Excuse the post skiing hat hair.


Offering to share her cookies with the people who walk by. I love her heart.


Think she could be in the catalogue?


Olivia felt worse and worse while out there. We knew something wasn't right when she fell asleep on us. She hasn't cuddled since she became mobile. We took her out to eat and she slept in my arms the entire dinner. That hasn't happened since she was a newborn. She had some virus and I think that combined with not sleeping made her narcoleptic.


Clearly, I decided to fill this post with the most unattractive pictures of me ever. You're welcome. 

On Saturday, we headed back to Atlanta to spend the rest of the holiday with my family. But first, Olivia took a selfie. 

10 comments:

  1. You have totally figured it out - having everything done by the 16th is genius! Making a note for next year. The picture from the top of the slopes is unreal. I am not a skier (went once and possibly never again ;) ) but I would attempt it just to see that view. Your snow bunny is precious. I'm sorry she wasn't feeling well. There's not an unattractive picture in this post!

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    1. I think that is the plan. Having a deadline and then getting to enjoy the holidays. It's so pretty I don't think the pictures do it justice. You could ride up, enjoy the view, then fake an injury so they have to get you back down. ;)

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  2. Beautiful pictures! I bet the ski slopes were awesome! Sweet Olivia is just too precious "sharing" her cookies with strangers. Hope she is feeling better now!

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    1. It was one of the best snows I have had out west!

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  3. Gorgeous pictures! I'd LOVE to do Christmas in the mountains sometime! Too bad Olivia wasn't feeling well. :( Poor baby. At least you got baby snuggles?

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    1. Baby snuggles were the highlight! I'll never get those again - haha.

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  4. No way! I love Beaver Creek!! Rich and I went there a few years ago for Christmas and I've said a million times that I want to spend Christmas there again when the kids are a little older.

    Bummer Olivia was sick but at least you got snuggles!

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    1. I loved it! The first time the slopes were pretty icy - but I love the little town, and that you can walk around and shop and grab dinner. Olivia loved it even at her age. But we definitely had to have someone watch her so we could ski - the childcare there is crazy expensive!

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  5. Looks like a beautiful trip!! I'm sorry that Olivia was sick. I miss living in the mountains so it was great to see your snow covered pictures. Chocolate chip cookies in the snow sounds like perfection. Oh and I don't think it's possible for you to take a bad picture!! Happy New Year :)

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    1. You are too sweet! The mountains were beautiful. Charlotte is the farthest north I have ever lived, but I do like to visit the cold. :)

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