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Archive for December 2012

Ski Bunny

 I didn’t grow up skiing, but living in Utah, lots of my friends were skiers.  When I got to college I lived in a town that had a great ski resort not too far away.  I decided that the time had come to teach myself to ski. I did my best and got so I could go down the hill, but it definitely wasn’t pretty.  I ended up marrying Josh, who is an amazing skier.  The first time we ever went together, he watched me ski and um…wasn’t too impressed.  Not that he would ever say anything, but I could tell, that my form left something to be desired.

 Having young kids skiing got put on the back burner, but we always wanted to go with them.  This year we finally got them skis and passes to a local resort.  I had NO intention of being part of the whole ski thing.  As I said, I’m not that good and I was happy to stay home with McKay.  That was until Josh found out that McKay could ski…he promptly got us both skis and me a pass.  He took me and the boys on Saturday (McKay’s first time will be New Year’s Eve, I can’t wait to watch him ski! His skis are so adorably tiny!), and I have to say…I wasn’t as bad as I thought I would be.  I hadn’t skied in 7 years and I was SO SCARED!  My boys were trying to give me pointers (which is a bit humbling, but I took them as I needed all the help I could get) and Josh was so patient and I think by the end of the day, it had come back to me.  I think my boys were disappointed that I didn’t fall a million times, they told me at the end of the day they had been expecting it.  At first I was DREADING going, but I have to admit it was so fun.

Josh is so excited to have us all skiing this season, and after Saturday I am excited too!  Hopefully by the end of the season I will have figured it out.

Here is a picture of McKay with his tiny skis.  They are so cute (please forgive his crazy hair and our shower curtain drying in the background…)

 Cardigan: Target | Dress: Nordstrom | Leggings: F21 | Tank: Gift | Boots: Aldo | Bag and Sunglasses: Ross | Necklace: F21

Snow Day

 These pictures were taken on pretty much the last sunny day we have had.  The day after Christmas we had the biggest snow storm that only just stopped this afternoon.  We have serious snow and I am LOVING it!

 Our boys and Josh got skis for Christmas and they were pretty excited to use them…like so excited they planned a trip asap.

The boys went skiing for the first time today and fell in love.  I stayed home with our wild 2 year old watching Toy Story 3 multiple times, hey so I guess we all had a great day (seriously I’m not bitter :)  They liked it so much, they planned another trip for tomorrow…and Saturday.  I have to be honest, I am not a great skier, but I think I might need to figure it out or end up watching a lot of Toy Story over the next few weeks.

 Shirt: Banana Republic Factory | Cardi: Loft | Jeans: Old Navy | Booties: Target | Bag: Aldo | Sunglasses Banana Republic Factory | Necklace: F21


Three Bs…

 …burgundy, black and blue.  This is my 200th post!!  I can’t believe I have had 200 things to post about in the past year!  It is kind of a neat milestone for me :)

Tonight Josh and the boys needed to get some odds and ends for a ski trip they are going on.  I had a few things I needed to do, so I was dropped off at City Creek, which is THE FUNNEST place to shop.  For Christmas I got a gift card for some black boots, and I went on the hunt for some cute ones.

 The catch was that I took my 2 almost 3 year old with me…let me tell you, it was a challenge.  I was in a changing room and mid change he ducks under the door and runs!  Luckily he is a bit of a chicken so he didn’t go to far and when the threat of a time out came from my dressing room, he high tailed it back.  Oh my goodness he gave me a run for my money!  On the plus side however, there was a major snow storm going on in Utah and there was about 5 people in each store that I visited…when does that ever happen (it was also nice that nobody else was in the dressing room to hear me threatening time out…)?

Cardigan: Jcrew | Shirt: Layers | Jeans: Target | Shoes, scarf, sunglasses and bag: Ross (recent)

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope that your Christmas was wonderful and full of joy.  Ours was so great, even though Josh and I were up until 3:30 a.m. putting up a foosball table (4 hours of assembly!!)  The kids woke us up at 7:30 and we both felt like we’d been hit by a truck, but it ended up being a lovely day.

It is always so hard to go back to reality after Christmas, it really is such a wonderful time of the year.  We don’t take our Christmas tree down until New Year’s Day and even then it makes me sad.  I guess I have a whole 12 months to look forward to next Christmas!

Shirt: Layers | Cardigan: T.J. Maxx (recent) | Jeans: F21 (similar) | Boots: Famous Footwear (similar) | Bag and sunglasses: Ross (recent) | Necklace: F21

pleated poppy

Style Blog Faux Pas

 Happy Christmas Eve everyone!  I LOVE this time of year so much.  I hope this day finds you all happy and with loved ones.   I wore this outfit to church today.  I LOVE the Sunday before Christmas.  It is my favorite of the whole year.  I know I wore this vest on the last post, but I can’t help it…I’m a fan.

 I will be staying up late into the night tonight wrapping presents, wish me luck!  Merry Christmas!

 Turtleneck: Nordstrom (BP) | Vest: H&M (recent) | Skirt: Gymboree Christmas Adult line from years ago, don’t judge I love it! | Bag, sunglasses and shoes: Ross (recent) | Jewelry: Jcrew and gift