Ah! It’s the final post of our Colorado trip…and today’s my favorite one because we left Aspen and drove to Breckenridge to meet up with the Slaughter family!
If you missed the first posts of our family enjoying beautiful Aspen over New Year’s, you can catch them below…
On day seven…
…we loaded up the car and hit the road. It was about a two hour drive from Aspen to Breckenridge, and we were so pumped! Side note, I ate a chorizo breakfast burrito in the car on the way there and at one point, Andrew asked me to please stop talking about it. Hahahaha! It was so darn good! I couldn’t stop talking about it! I am tempted to move to Aspen just to eat one every morning.
We arrived around 10:00 and checked into our hotel there in town. The Slaughters had flown into Denver that morning and were minutes away. Elevator selfie with my girls 🙂 .
Reunited and it feels so good!!! Tab and Andrew immediately hit the slopes with Nixon and Smith while Erika and I took the other kiddos to lunch and do some strolling through town.
Sometimes, it’s easier just to give yourself bunny ears and beat him to the punch…
These two girls were happy to see each other!
An attempt at a selfie…
…and then a nice lady just offered to take our pic 🙂 . We have no idea why Bowen isn’t smiling??? Ha! He was apparently not feeling the pic.
We let the kiddos run around and play at the park for a while…
…Miss Madeley napped…
…and these two were kind of like “wake her up” 🙂 .
Erika couldn’t find Britt’s coat before we left the hotel, so we made do with Smith’s coat. Hahaha!
And while we were sitting there, our friend Ashley walked up! Her son is in Smith’s class at school and plays sports with our boys. Small world, right?!
Meanwhile, the boys sent us this pic from the slopes 🙂 .
Later that night, we went to The Blue Stag for dinner. We waited outside by the fire until our table was ready.
Orange is the new black 😉
While we waited, we started losing kiddos to sleep…
…ah! Sweet Ashby! She perked up when our table was ready. We were all ready to eat!
These two are skiing/snowboarding together three times this season! #roughlife
Our table was right up against the fire place, so Erika and I were toasty warm all night! I had the chicken pot pie for dinner and the other three adults had burgers. We had some sort of cheesy dip and bacon wrapped pretzel bites for appetizers too. Everything was delicious!
The next morning was extra special for two reasons. First, while the Slaughters skied, we babysat Britt 🙂 . And secondly, IT WAS ASHBY’S GOTCHA DAY! Our sweet girl was so excited to celebrate her third Gotcha Day anniversary on vacation!
Heading out to breakfast with my boy 🙂 .
We took some celebratory Gotcha Day pics…
January 4, 2015 and January 4, 2018
I blogged about Ashby’s Gotcha Day HERE. We just love this sweet girl so much!
We walked to breakfast at the Blue Moose…
…and everyone was so excited to have Britt with us!
After breakfast, we spent the day strolling Breckenridge. This was our last day of vacation, so we wanted to just relax and take in the town.
The two big kids each picked a little kid to push around town 🙂 .
Along the way, we stopped and played at a park.
For lunch, we went to Eric’s. This girl was loving her Gotcha Day 🙂 .
Eric’s has games, so we let them stop and play. She wasn’t happy about it at all 😉 .
This sweet girl could not have been more fun to hang out with!
After some more strolling, we hit up another park.
And then, we got in line for a crepe…
…after we had been in line for 25 minutes (and barely moved up at all), the nice people told us about their second location just across the street behind the building, so a lot of us moved over there and only had to wait about 10 minutes!
She picked strawberries and cream 🙂 .
Britt loved her crepe too!
A quick pic with my girl.
Later that night, we all walked to Ashby’s Gotcha Day dinner together. This is blurry, but look at those two. They’re just so darn sweet!!
Waiting for our table at Hearthstone.
The end of a successful trip!
Celebrating so much here! We were celebrating the end of vacation, friendship, family and three wonderful years with this precious girl. Our hearts were so full.
That wraps up Colorado 2018…well, at least this trip. Andrew and Smith have been back in Colorado all weekend, so I’ll post some pics of that trip too. I am doing a post next week on my thoughts about taking our kids snowboarding for the first time, what to pack, etc. Stay tuned!
Happy Monday, friends! xo