1.23.2009

the butte...

What a time we had in Crested Butte!
As i sit here this morning... i find myself shaking my head...
in awe... 
this was the GOOD STUFF...
sorta like a cream filled donut...
sure it was GREAT to be in a beautiful mountain home... oh how it was...
but the STUFF in the middle...
the FRIENDS... the LAUGHS... the TIME...
made it taste SO great!  

IMG_2594 out of the vehicles... straight to the snow

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up up up and away...

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wheeeeee

IMG_2649 all geared up & ready to hit the slopes...

IMG_2657this would be us... the gals

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taking a bit of a rest... after a tough day in ski school

IMG_2692-1 brown eyed blessing 

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big sis after her day in ski school...

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shopping anyone...   

1-22-09 crested butte giggly little girlies  

IMG_2718bench of blades

IMG_2749 all the girls made a really neat ice castle  
   
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we played lots of cards 

IMG_2786-1 watch me mommy... watch my mommy 

IMG_2773  did you see ME?

IMG_2776  oh yeah... i skied a bunch mommy... all by MYSELF 

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i just love this pic of queenie and her braids  

IMG_2762  yippee... time to loosen those bindings    

IMG_2822  smore kits from the outdoor bar  

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getting her marshmallow all nice & toasty 

IMG_2831  perfect... mmmmm 

IMG_2839-1  i better warm my toes while hubby fetches my boots 

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the guys...  

IMG_2872  the snow was like fluffy cotton candy 

IMG_2873-1  ready... set... go... 

IMG_2883whooooooa

1-22-10right before we got going too fast and went right of the edge... a BIG drop off

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do we have to go?

The last morning of our trip had arrived... yuck...
i wanted to throw myself around their ankles... and throw a good old fashion FIT...
screaming at all... make them stay... stretch out the fun as long as i could!

Like Campbell said on the way to school this morning...
"that was such a fun trip"...
"sure wish we didn't have to go on a trip just to see them"...
"i miss them"!
I wish that too!
Thanks Floyds for such a "GOOD STUFF" time!

Now... i've got tweaks all around to tend to...
tweaks to the shop... the blog... the house... oh my! 
orders to send...
bags to unpack...
laundry to tackle...
treats to create!

And it's FRIDAY... don't ya just love that!
Here's to a fancy one... the FANCY FREE kind... :)!

20 comments:

Rachel said...

Carissa these are beautiful photos; thanks for taking us on the trip with you...it was almost as if we were there; love your shots!

I can't wait til the day we get to move to Colorado...know of any jobs??? It's so hard applying being in Florida; I think I get looked over since I am not living there yet :(

gina said...

What a fun weekend it looks like! The snow is so awesome in the Rockies. Your photos are adorable - my favorite is the GIGGLY GIRLIES! Love it!!!
Selfishly, I'm happy you are back... I look forward to reading your blog each day.

Gini said...

What a gorgeous pictoral. And ohhh..you make me feel a tiny bit bad for not liking the snow....I might, I say, I just might have fun in that. How much fun for all of you!!! Campbell looks so, so...sad. :(

Simply Me... said...

Wowwie, looks like a fun time, I was wondering where you went? love the picture's and I love the idea with the s'more kits was that your doings? glad to see you home and I'll be back soon;)

Love ya;)

LuLu said...

Oodles of fun! Felt like I could touch the snow your picture's were so wonderful... I must say I missed my daily read of your blog!!! :o) just called my pizza order in... feet up and waiting!!
Joy!! and let me say we could get into serious trouble thriftying together... !!!
LuLu

Honorary Indian said...

OH! We cannot WAIT for our ski trip next year...

I just love snow pictures.

So great you're home safely...it can be dangerous out there on the slopes!

:-)

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

and THOSE lifts give me the heebie jeebies... i nearly had a panic attack this time! i think sometimes i'd rather WALK up! :)

edie said...

Hey Carissa, Glad you're back. We've missed you here in blogworld. I have a big blog question for you. I've recently gotten a blog makeover and my graphic gal lyndsay 'stretched' my posting section similiar to yours. I now however have to resize every photo in photobucket.....do you do this too? Any tips 'cause I'm having a big of trouble. Does it just get easier with time?
Anyhoo, glad you're back.

Gordostyle said...

Oh how fun! I'm so jealous... I wanna go!!!!! Good for you guys! Glad you had a GREAT time!

Smiles,
Jen

MGF said...

Out door smore kit- please let us know what that it?

I love to see some great home town pictures. From the title I totally knew where you were.

notevenatshirt vb said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love her scarf in that bottom picture--did you make that or buy it?

katie said...

how fun!!

did you ski?

you're lookin good girl;)

The Tulip Lady said...

I haven't strapped on my 170 Volkls in quite sometime!!! Maybe this next winter...

Krissysart said...

I'm so jealous. what I wouldn't give for some snow. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Hope you got lot's of rest and are ready to take on the world again!
Cheers,
Krissy

Cheryl said...

Gosh that looks like such fun! I'm inspired cause I didn't know us Texas gals could have so much fun in the snow!!! Maybe one day I will try it! Sorry you had to leave!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

hey there lanny... you know i didn't make those smore kits... we got them at the outdoor bar there... nice & convenient! but how fun & super easy... would make a neat idea for a party. everything was there... a long dowel, marshmallows, hershey's bar, graham crackers! it was so perfect for the kids... oh and of course the part i ate! :)

katie...
oh yes... skied since were kiddos... as i've gotten older i have become more of a chicken... i think cause we know what CAN happen... and now it is SO hard to see MY kiddos now going too darn fast!

veronica...
girl i would not even know where to begin making a scarf... wish i DID... so bought that... i even think it was Old Navy!

patty said...

Hello Carissa:
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'm a newbie and having a visitor is very nice!! I've been here before and loved your randomness photos. Today, I'm thrilled to see your crested butte shots... we are going end of february for the week! can't wait, even more so now that i've seen yours.
ps: real maple syrup makes any pancake better! ;)

One Wired Woman said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!! I thought about y'all all week. :) Those smore kits are cool!!

sara's art house said...

I love your snow and ski pics!!!

Jenn said...

such GREAT pictures Carissa!! you are an amazing photographer my dear and those girls are the CUTEST!! Love seeing their cute faces and we all know how much I adore and want their hair:):) Just read your latest post too... I so get it!!! Good for you for stomping out the yucks. You are so talented and fabulous:):) xox...jenn