Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Creede ski trip!

After a very short time at home on Dec 26th...we hopped in the car for a 14 hour drive to Creede, Colorado for a family ski trip! We grew up going to Wolf Creek to ski and have stayed in Creede at Aunt Jan and Uncle Jimmy's cabin for as long as I can remember. I absolutely love going is one of Ben's most favorite places in the entire world. It is remote and refreshing and fabulous! Kinley did pretty well in the car, as well as can be expected for a 9 month old. Thank goodness for the DVD player and her new Kai-Lan DVD's!!
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Skiing was fantastic this year...tons of powder! It was snowing and freezing most of the time..but, we managed to stay warm and cover ourselves where not one part of our body was showing! Wolf Creek is said to have the most snow in Colorado..and I believe it! We can literally drive one hill over from the resort and it is bright and sunny..but, on the slopes it is bizzard-like.
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In case you can't tell who's who...Bart, Olivia, Lauren (Bryan's GF), Bryan, Katie, Scott, Amy & Danny!
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It was Danny's first time skiing and he did a fantastic job!

On a day off from skiing, (notice the amazing weather away from the ski resort)we found this huge hill on Bachelor Loop up behind Creede that we decided would be a fantastic sledding hill...we might have been out of our minds. It took around 10 years to climb to the top...but, I hear once you got up there...the ride down was awesome! For us watchers...the view wasn't too shabby either!

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Mom and Aunt Jan!
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Amy & Danny in front of the hill...cute pic of the engaged couple!1.1.10 Olivia's camera 327
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Despite all the amazing recreational entertainment...our absolute favorite thing to do is just be in the cabin and hang out with each other!
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I love this pic!
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Kinley, in her usual sitting position, is very excited about a story she is telling!
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Kinley stayed warm in the cabin in this super cute polar bear outfit from Alex & Mendy!

Every night we play games...this trip consisted of Settlers of Catan, 7's, Scrabble, Scrabble Slam and Spinners! Here is a pick from a VERY fun game of spinners!

One of Ben's favorite things is that the deer come up directly to the house every night...probably does not help that we feed them apples and bread :-)
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Ben was eyeing this one ALL WEEK!
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Ben is trying to bait his buck.
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Maybe Ben's favorite moment in LIFE ever!

Our last night there was New Year's Eve and we went to dinner at Blue Creek Lodge...and we sat in the John Wayne case you notice the fab decor!
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Kinley was staring constantly up at the waiter...hilarious!
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Kinley dressed in her favorite food, and the only one she will eat, GREEN BEANS!

Thanks to Olivia, when it was time to party, we had amazing party hats and decor courtesy of Walgreens!
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Kinley did not love the hats...she was also a bit tired.
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We got a good laugh at this pic for a while...Ben looks awesome in this hat!
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We divided up into 2 tables for a little New Year's Eve spinners games!
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Team A Aunt Jan
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Team B!!
This was such a fun trip! We always feel so blessed to go to Creede and be with our amazing family!
Thanks Grants!! We love you!

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