Well…my kiddos are all back in school today after a nice winter break, which means I’m back in the real world of life. How many days until summer break? I’m already counting down…
We woke up early on day three to head back to Snowmass Mountain for more snowboarding lessons. On the way there, Kensington said all she wanted to do was play in the snow, so Andrew pulled over and let them jump in (the little two were not dressed since they were dropping us off). The big two thought it was so much fun!
Day two of snowboarding lessons! On this day, the three of us all took a private lesson. I thought the kids learned so much more in a private lesson than the group class.
We had a quick hot chocolate break before heading back out. This was mine and K’s last day to snowboard, and I thought we ended on a high. We were having fun…and that’s really all that matters, right?! 🙂
A late lunch at the bottom of the mountain with my peeps…
…one of them is faking. 🙂
Andrew and Smith snowboarded a few more hours, and I took the girls home to rest…I mean, play in the snow 🙂 .
Meanwhile, this one fell asleep on my shoulder while I read a book. #ididntmindonebit
Later that night, we had dinner at Jimmy’s. We always use opentable.com (or their app) to make our dinner reservations in advance. This was probably one of our favorites…I had steak and it was so good! We ate well in Aspen!!
This girl is always all smiles 🙂 .
The two Shull boys were wiped after a day of snowboarding.
I’ve decided that this is my favorite thing ever to wear 🙂 . Thanks to a washer and dryer in the Airbnb, I wore it twice that week. Black jeans, striped tee and cozy pullover for the win. (Psssst: the pullover comes in 7 different colors!)
And I’m wearing these Kate Spade studs in almost every single pic. They’re so light and easy to wear!
So, this day was New Year’s Eve and we decided to spend it in town and not on the mountain. By the end of the day, Andrew and I declared it the BEST NYE EVER!! We kicked off our day with brunch at Justice Snow’s.
We love a good brunch spot!
My happy people 🙂 .
And this boy too.
Um, yes. Give me all the eggs with avocado and cheese on top. Amen.
I laughed so hard when I took this pic because she immediately popped her knee. Hahahahaha!
Two sassy sisters!
So, Ashby asked to get her ears pieced on vacation…and we wanted to make that happen. She’s such a sweet girl!! She got this idea in her head about two days before Christmas, and so, we looked online and found a place in Aspen that pierces ears. She was nervous but excited at the same time. Ashby selected little red earrings because red is her favorite color. Doesn’t she look so pretty?! She kept telling me that she felt like a mom now 😉 .
After ear piercing, we visited a pet shop to get a toy for Poppy and Frenchie.
Photo cred: Kensington Shull 🙂
PS: this is my third winter with the Kara-style Ugg boots and they’re still my all-time favorite. Bonus, they’re on major sale right now.
A girl and a big fake dog.
The weather was gorgeous in Aspen that day. Not too cold or windy at all. We could walk to town from our condo, so it was perfect!
The kiddos played at the park…
…and we sat on a bench.
Then, the kiddos decided to build a snowman.
They were so proud 🙂 .
Side note, as soon as we walked off, a big dog ran up, backed right up on the snowman and pooped on it. We COULD NOT stop laughing! Oh my goodness! My kids are still talking about the dog who pooped on their snowman 20 seconds after they walked off.
We saw this cart in town and had to stop…
…because hot donuts are a must…
…we tried two different kinds. The first batch had cinnamon and sugar and the second, Nutella.
Another shot of our big girl with her earrings 🙂 .
Madeley decided it was nap time…
…and the big kids decided it was time to ice skate. There is a rink right there in town. We walked over and let them enjoy some skating outdoors…
…I love that sweet girl of mine back there 🙂 . Ashby skated right before Christmas and decided that was enough for her. Ha! I agree! Skating is a lot of work!
After skating, we walked back to our condo for a bit before…
…our carriage ride!
Earlier that day, I called the local carriage company and they had a spot for us at 5:30, so we boarded in town and set off for an hour long carriage ride through Aspen.
After we got off, I snapped a pic of our carriage. We loved it!
Right after our carriage, we had our New Year’s Eve dinner at the Red Onion which was super casual and perfect for our fam!
Then, right after dinner, we walked over to watch the fireworks!
The Shull six on NYE!
Oh Aspen, you are beautiful!
The fireworks started at 8:00…
…and we enjoyed every minute of it!
That wraps up days 3 and 4. Tomorrow, don’t forget that it’s our very first…
…How we…Wednesday! If you’re linking up, then tomorrow is the day! Tomorrow’s topic is “How we do goals/resolutions/etc.” .
I hope you have the best day! See you tomorrow, friends!