Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Colorado.... Day 5

This morning we picked Reid's girlfriend of 2 years, Meagan,up at the airport in Durango. We adore her! She had to fly in late due to basketball. She had 3 games since Friday. And her coach was very insistent that she not miss!! Reid is playing basketball too....he missed one game yesterday! Lol!! Sorry, but I told the coach when he talked Reid into playing he would be out the week of Thanksgiving break. Anyways....after we picked Meagan up we hit the slopes! It was super cold, snowy and windy!




Looks miserable, huh??

Well it was not as bad as it seemed and definitely less crowded!

Reid switched to skiing rather than snowboarding since Meagan doesn't snowboard.





And my Maddie girl did her thing!!




And then following her Daddy...ready to go!




The wind and snow never stopped up there!



But the weather is supposed to be clear and sunny the rest if the week! Yay!



Did you know that Pagosa Springs has the largest hot springs in the world?? Well... They do! And I plan on soaking in them! Ahhhh....


Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving with the ones you love!

We plan on skiing all day, having Thanksgiving dinner, and watching college football...Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies!!


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Colorado Day 3....well really 4

Well, day 4 was spent skiing....actually snowboarding all day! It was cold, but finally sunny!



We all 4 snowboarded together and it was a blast!!

This is proof (my friends requested it via Facebook! Ha!)


Reid and Brant impatiently waiting on me to get my board on!


See that super awesome girl in the hot pink jacket....that would be me!!


My last 3 runs....I did not fall once!! Really, seriously, for real! Lol!

Here is my super awesome little snowboarding girl....





And my husband who seems to feel 21 again....lol!


And I have to show you Maddie's snowboard. She got new zebra (of coarse!) bindings for her snowboard this past year and after putting them on, she decided they did not "match" her snowboard very well....so taa-daa!



She used colored and zebra duct tape and designed her own! A designer in training! I adore my little creative bug! She goof so many compliments and even some super cool snowboard dudes said they were gonna have to copy that idea!

It was a fun packed day....and we were tired (and sore....shhh) and just came back and stayed in by the fire for some Glee and Toy Story 3.

Well, today is suppose to be super cold!! Down to 1 degree tonight! Whoa! And more snow!! This is the coldest it's been in the years we have bend coming here! But, tomorrow and thd rest of thd week will bd nice and sunny....perfect ski weather!

Have a wonderful Wednesday....and many blessings for Thanksgiving!


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Colorado...Day 2

Well, we headed up to the slopes this morning and when we got up there they told us they were closed for the day. The wind and temps have been extreme compared to normal and we assumed that was the reason. However, the parking attendant told us that it was due to an "incident" that happened earlier in the morning. When we asked what?? He explained he wasn't sure. Come to find out the director of Ski Patrol was killed by an avalanche while doing their routine blast on the mountain. Tragic!!!! While trying to protect others, he perished. Prayers for his family!!!

So, we came back to our house and changed and went to lunch at this great restaurant "Nello's Bistro & Expresso Bar". It was amazing!!






We then shopped a bit in downtown Pagosa Springs and found this lovely furniture and home store.









And the store owner had the most beautiful and massively large Malamute dog!! His name was Tonka....and I am so mad I didn't take a picture of him!! I was too busy petting and admiring him!

Later in the evening we headed back to dinner at...."Nello's" again! We love that place!!












We had steak calamari and esgargot.....



and Oysters Rockefeller. It was all so GOOD!!!



My picky eater Reid even tried esgargot!!!



Maddie tried and liked everything....except the Oysters! Ha ha!


And here they are both in their iPhones enjoying the free WiFi.....the service here in Pagosa is not great for AT&T. So when they get service....this is what this look like! Ha!! Glued to their phones!!

Before we left, we went to the lovely bar they have to order a glass of wine and we were talking to the bartender, whose wife actually owns the restaurant. He works Monday and Tuesday nights to give her a night off. Sweet!! We learned that he actually teaches ski lessons at the ski resort and was there this morning when the ski patrol director was killed. He informed us that his wife was a middle school teacher her in town and they had 2 small boys. So sad!!! The resort will have a fund for the family to donate to tomorrow! May God bless them! It was such a delight to visit with him and he told us so much about this wonderful community that we come to visit every Thanksgiving!! He is one of the many that visited here for years and then decided to move here and make this his home! It is so beautiful here.....a wonderful community of people! Maybe that will be us one day....we love it here!!

Well, the ski resort will be open again tomorrow....so we plan on hitting the slopes early tomorrow. I will have Day 3 updates tomorrow evening!

Much love....and many blessings! Hug the ones you love tonight : )

Amy

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's that time again....Colorado!

This is our 3rd year to spend Thanksgiving week in Colorado! It was a winter wonderland when we woke up our first morning here today!




We hit the slopes this morning....and guess what?? My kids and hubbie talked me into snowboarding!! I have been skiing since I was a kid, but snowboarding is completely different! Needless to say I had a blast learning, even though I spent a lot of time on my booty! Lol! I am back at it tomorrow! I'm determined! All I know is I better get the "Cool Mom Award" for this!

More to come....from gorgeous Colorado!!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

So much to update!!



I have so much to update you all on!!
I have posted none of the kids activities since school started! I have been a BUSY MAMA!!!
I will try and sit down over the week and get my photos organized and update this blog!


I have a special story about this kid......

and can't say enough about this guy....


More to come......PROMISE!!!!
Love to all and hope you all are well! Even though I haven't posted lately....I have been keeping up with your blogs thanks to my amazing iPhone 4!
Updates coming by the weekend. Have a great rest of the week!!