08 January 2013

-:- go skiing

I can't believe we're already into the second week of January - it seems like it was Christmas just yesterday. So forgive my late post, but in my defense, isn't 2013 already moving a bit too quickly?

For Christmas this year, my in-laws rented a ski condo in Colorado for the whole family - it was such a wonderful trip - and I was able to accomplish #20 on my list of things to do.


If you are going skiing for the first time and have to rent your equipment, let me give you two pieces of advice that your husband might not think to tell you because he's a boy. When you go to get your boots and skis, make sure to shave your legs and don't wear skinny jeans. Trust me.

picture by Mr.

And I'll give you one more piece of advice - even if you're a natural skier and you learn how to ski pretty quickly, do not go to the top of a mountain after having just a couple of hours of experience under your belt (even if the slopes are all green - ahem). That's what I did - and after that little episode, I was happy to leave skiing to the experts and spend the next couple of days hanging out with my in-laws and nephew instead.





He's pretty stinking cute, right?

It was really fun to be on the road again with Mr. and I hadn't been back to the Rockies since my childhood, so I was happy to see those mountains again. We all ate some great food (thanks to my MIL for planning and fixing), played board games into the night, collectively ate approximately one million Cuties, and I have never been more focused on hydration in my life - my skin thanked me for that.

But the best part was getting to spend time with this crew - and next time, I'll definitely be ready to step up my skiing game. Kokomo, here I come!


xox

20 comments:

  1. How lovely, sounds like a fabulous time!

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  2. I'm glad we got some snow here for the holidays. It had been pretty sparse before that. My hubby hadn't been up much because there wasn't much there. But it's been pretty cold since. Glad you had a good time!

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    1. Thanks! Yah, it was pretty good, although Mr. said there was a lot less snow this year than there usually is!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I love those faces of BB. Please send me your pics of him -

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    1. :) I will - I have a bunch more too!

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  4. Thanks for the skiing tips! Who would have thought? So nice that your family arranged this lovely get together.

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  5. Oh my gosh this looks SO fun!! I am going to add skiiing to my bucket list :) thanks for the inspiration Tess :)

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    1. Yah - it was a lot of fun! Definitely recommended!

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  6. Welcome back! I'm glad to see you had fun and didn't break anything. :) The girls gave me a recap of your adventures in Colorado.

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  7. Yep...your first skiing experience sounds a lot like mine. I've never returned either because I'm not TERRIFIED. :) I'm glad you are willing to up your game and get back to the slopes someday. Me...I'll stay right here on my couch. My body will thank me. :) xo

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    1. Oh yah - I didn't even talk about how sore I was the next day!! :)

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  8. just stopping by to invite you to join a google plus community for Minnesota bloggers, like the two if us. If you're like me it'd be nice to have a little blogging community and maybe even meet up in real like someday! Hope to see you there! Just head to google plus and search "Minnesota blogger" in the communities. Ps- if you'd like to check out my blog, here's the address: www.dosmallthingswithlove.com

    Ps--your blog is really fun! That kid really is "stinking cute"!

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    1. Hey, thanks! I'd love to join up and will definitely check out your blog - thanks for the invite and for stopping by to say hello! :)

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  9. Was that the Little cutie you all were Eating up?! Top of that mountain was karma for King's Domionion roller coaster ; )

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    1. hehe - he could have been! :) And yah, total karma. lol

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  10. He is already full of "faith" faces!! So cute.

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    1. Right? I thought the same thing! :)

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