Sunday, January 18, 2009

Christmas in Colorado!!! (a ton of pictures!)

This year we spent Christmas with my family in Colorado. We had a long and very needed 12 day break!!! It was so much fun and we did so many things, as you will find out there are a ton of pictures on this post! The first day that we were there was Christmas Eve. We all went bowling and had so much fun!!

Here are my cute parents!!!Jaden is such a good bowler! He loves it!

Here is Shauna and adorable Bradli!! She was sneezing in the picture.
I absolutely love this picture of Joel and Bradli. She was so fascinated by his hat.

Every Christmas Eve we get Christmas pajamas. Here we are with our new pj's!
The day after Christmas we went to Breckenridge and spent four days there. The first night we went to Bubba Gumps and walked down Main Street.

The next day we went snowboarding and it was -11 degrees!!! It was so cold as you can tell. We had to cover everything. On the way down I totally started crying because my face was burning so bad. When I got to the bottom Doug and Joel both looked at me like oh crap...... Apparently the end of my nose was completely white and I was getting frost bite. Thanks to Joel he warmed up my nose and save it. Needless to say we went back to the room after that.

Here is my brother Doug all bundled up.
The next day we went snow shoeing. Joel and I got snow shoes for Christmas and they are so fun. We went on a four mile hike to this meadow. The meadow was beautiful and there was not a track out there. Jaden even got snow shoes and came with us!

Shauna and Jaden
Me and my dad!!

We hiked up this hill and then attempted to ski down it on snow shoes. It was pretty funny!
Joel sitting in the middle of the meadow!

So I thought it would be funny to take a picture with the both of us jumping in our snow shoes. Little did I know what was about to happen.......
This is what happened when Joel tried to jump. Haha snow covered my face!! Thanks babe!! :)
Doug, Shauna, and Jaden
This is Miss Bradli!!! I LOVE her big blue eyes!!
Doug, Bradli, and Jaden
We spent our night hanging out in the hotel room. We did everything from playing hide-and-seek with Jaden, to playing guitar hero. The best was when Jaden wanted Shauna and I to hide and we both hid in Bradli's pack-n-play. Jaden couldn't find us for the longest time.

Finally a warm day of snowboarding!!! It went from -11 on Saturday to in the 30's on Monday. Huge difference!! I am glad we got at least one nice day in.
Here is Bradli the little snow bunny! I love her snow suit!!
Jaden got skis from Santa and he went skiing for the first time. He did amazing!!! He loved it. I love his face in this picture. He was picking up speed!!
He would get on this movable walk way all by himself and go up it and then get off by himself and then go down the hill. He caught on very fast!!

Once he mastered the moving walk way Doug moved him up to the tow rope. He did great and was able to go down a bigger hill.
My brother's cute family!!!
This was our last day in Breckenridge and my parents and Joel and I walked around the town and had lunch and then headed home. We had such a good time!!
The ski boot made out of snow!!

We had such a good time and can't believe that it is all over!! We miss you guys already!! Thank you so much for such fun holidays!!