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Ski Bunny

by Meghann on December 28, 2009

My cheeks are wind burnt, my legs are sore, and my fingers are still recovering from a day of being numb – I guess that means I had a kick ass day of skiing today. πŸ˜‰

The morning started bright and early. I woke up naturally around 5:30 am local time and couldn’t get back to sleep! It just gave me plenty of time to catch up on blogs and twitter. πŸ˜‰

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(My Mom got a kick out of everyone on their laptops this morning)

My Dad made a great breakfast to fuel us through a full day of skiing.

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Scrambled eggs

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whole wheat toast with strawberry jam

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potatoes

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1/2 a pear

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The perfect combination to keep me full through the morning.

Time for skiing!

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I know you are jealous of how sexy Kelly and I are when we ski. lol

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I know, I know, skiing the week between Christmas and New Years is probably the busy time of year to ski, but it was the only time my family could get together! We happily put up with long lines with smiles. πŸ™‚

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My cousin Jenny and her husband Andy live in Colorado Spring and made the drive to join us for a couple of days of skiing as well. They have three adorable little girls at home and told us they may be bringing them up on Saturday. I’m crossing my fingers!

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Instead of spending $10 each on lunch, we decided to bring our own lunches and save where we could.

We purchased cups of hot water at 10 cents each

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And filled them with hot chocolate packets we brought with us from home

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I shared one cup with Derek. There is something about skiing and hot chocolate that just seems the perfect fit. πŸ™‚

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For my lunch I packed a bag of goodies

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Carrots, Apple, and Almond Butter with a pickle on the side

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I also had a couple handfuls of these tasty chips

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The rest of the afternoon was spent enjoying the mountain

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Derek was a little intimated by our style of skiing and spent the afternoon conquering some greens with my Mom. But doesn’t he look so sexy in his ski gear?!?! πŸ˜‰

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Ow! Ow!

I was starving by the time the slopes closed and immediately tore in to a Mojo bar when we reached the car.

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Despite the fact that I have been training for a marathon for the last 14 weeks, my legs were still incredibly sore after a full day of skiing.

The hot tub was calling my name!

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Nothing beats the hot tub after a day of skiing… well… except for a beer to enjoy while relaxing in the hot tub. πŸ˜‰

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While we were hot tubbing, my Dad was preparing a wonderful dinner.

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Our cabin came with a outdoor grill. We took full advantage and grilled chicken in the snow. πŸ™‚

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My family is a bit obsessed with brussel sprouts. My Sister and I had purchased two pounds of brussel sprouts and we all had to limit our serving size to make sure there was enough to go around.

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Dessert was a serving of Mint Ice Cream and a sprinkle of trail mix.

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Now we are all settling around with a deck of cards. Let’s see how long i last before passing out. It’s going to be an early night!

Good Night!!

1 healthy ashley December 28, 2009 at 11:16 pm

It looks like so much fun!!!

2 healthy ashley December 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm

ps- can you bring the snow home with you?!

3 Nicci@NiftyEats December 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm

I’ve been skiing one time in my life and it was a blast! Looks like a great family vacation!

4 meyergirl December 28, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I’m cold just reading about it. πŸ˜‰

5 Jacquie December 28, 2009 at 11:22 pm

I wish I knew how to ski….

6 Jenna December 28, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Glad you had a great day atthe slopes!
Your dad is quit the chef, breaky and dinner looks great! I love Brussels sprouts as well!
Hot tub looks so relaxing:)
jenna

7 thefitbride December 28, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Totally jealous right now. That hot tub looks divine after my run in 8 inches of snow tonight!

8 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 28, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Looks like an exciting family vacation! Love the pictures from the slopes.

9 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 29, 2009 at 12:06 am

Awww I miss the days of skiing and hot chocolate!! Boy did it thaw out those fingers mighty quickly πŸ™‚ You all are SO smart packing your own food/drinks. Ski lodge food can add up!

10 starsinthecity December 29, 2009 at 12:07 am

Looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to hit the slopes this year!

11 Erin December 29, 2009 at 12:07 am

Looks like you’re having a great time — hot tubs in the cold are so much fun! πŸ˜€

12 Danielle December 29, 2009 at 12:27 am

I love hot tubs in the winter πŸ™‚ It looks like so much fun! Jealoussss

13 Amy December 29, 2009 at 12:35 am

Can I just say that those mojo bars are my newest obsession? mmm….

14 Christy December 29, 2009 at 1:10 am

Haha I love the picture of your family with the computers… looks like mine! πŸ˜€

15 learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood December 29, 2009 at 1:18 am

It is awesome that you and your family are skiing together!! It is one of my favorite things to do with my family!! I also loved the picture of you and all of your siblings and derek internet surfing!! When I saw that picture, I thought of this saying…. “The Family that surfs the web together, stays together!!” πŸ™‚

16 Lauren December 29, 2009 at 1:19 am

I went to Breckenridge a few years ago, and this is bringing back all the memories. Ski vacations are the best. It looks like you are having a great time!

17 frogsandmen December 29, 2009 at 5:25 am

i know i should probably comment on the prepared food, which all looks good but…..seriously. tomato and basil potato chips? that is beautiful! where did you get those???

18 Ashley December 29, 2009 at 8:04 am

Yes! Yes! YES!! New Belgium. Oh, the nectar of the Gods. How I’ve missed you since being in Virginia (where they don’t import, so we have to drive down to North Carolina). And fun fact: They’re winter seasonal “2 Below” is tasty also. That’s my mission next month for NC. Enjoy!!

19 Lisa @bakebbikeblog December 29, 2009 at 8:28 am

What an awesome post – it looks like you had so much fun (not to mention perfect weather!).
We are heading to the ski fields in Japan in a couple of days and can’t wait!

20 Bria December 29, 2009 at 8:33 am

Oooo Meghann looks like so much fun!! Love your Under Armour tights – are those the ColdGear Frosty Tights?? I need a good pair like that for running up here in Eastern Canada through the winter months πŸ™‚

21 RhodeyGirlTests December 29, 2009 at 9:22 am

jealous jealous jealous. Every comment I write this week will say that!

22 megan December 29, 2009 at 9:25 am

sounds like an awesome day of skiing!

23 Ali December 29, 2009 at 9:33 am

Looks like a great day! I love how your family does so much together! That’s so great!!!!! Enjoy!

24 Kath December 29, 2009 at 9:40 am

My family looks the same way with our laptops πŸ™‚

25 eaternotarunner December 29, 2009 at 10:23 am

Looks like so much fun, I can’t wait to go skiing this year πŸ™‚

26 prettytimepiece December 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

meghannnnnn! so glad you are having such a fun family ski weekend πŸ™‚ ♥ skiing.

i just wanted to say thankthankthankyou again for the wonderful box(es) of goodies. I can’t wait to include them in my next post! happy new year!!!

XO http://www.prettytimepiece.wordpress.com

27 Laura December 29, 2009 at 10:29 am

Hi Meghann–

I was in Boulder, CO, this summer visiting my friend who lives there. While there, she exposed me to the BEST nut butter ever–it’s called Justin’s Nut Butters and the Honey Almond one is to die for! I haven’t tasted anything as good since. He makes them out of Boulder, but they sell them throughout Colorado, so keep your eyes open for it. You won’t be sorry πŸ™‚

Have a fun and safe trip!

28 Morgan @ Life After Bagels December 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

good for you for bringing your own lunch, way cheaper!

29 Britt @ Runnerbelle December 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

Skiing muscles are definitely different from running muscles. I love to ski, I just hate the first few days at the start of the season….. have to wake those muscles back up!

Looks like you all are having a great time! I definitely need to get my butt skiing soon.

30 Casey December 29, 2009 at 10:44 am

Looks like a great day Meghann!! How fun :). I am terrible at skiing, but would really like to get better!

31 goodtastehealthyme December 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

This looks like so much fun! Love it!

32 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) December 29, 2009 at 11:18 am

That looks like a fun day – snow, good food, family time – always a good time!

33 Whit December 29, 2009 at 11:30 am

Fabulous vacation! Seriously I am jealous of that skiing, as I have only skied on the eastern side of the country. Never the west.

34 caitsplate December 29, 2009 at 11:42 am

Ah. I love skiing! I’m so jealous of your ski house! Skiing all day then hot tubbing at night!? There’s really nothing better πŸ™‚

And I’m with Derek on the Green Circles…haha. I stick to those too and will venture out to Blue Squares if I’m feeling adventurous!

Glad you’re having a great vacation!

35 FoodCents December 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Glad y’all are having a great time in Summit County!!!

I was curious to see if/how sore you would be from skiing. Unless you do it often, it usually makes a person sore, even if they are in awesome shape. It just uses the body in a different way, but a good way.

I hope y’all are drinking extra water, it’s so dry here compared to Florida, thrown in with the altitude.

Fat Tire is good. If you get a chance try the O’Dells Brewing company, also from the beautiful town of Ft. Collins (like Fat Tire) πŸ™‚

36 jenngirl December 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Looks like such a fun day! I really want to go skiing sometime. I hear it’s a great workout, so a hot tub and beer sounds like the perfect recovery πŸ™‚

You and Tina are making me want to try a Fat Tire beer (even though I much prefer wine)

37 Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen December 29, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Sounds like a great day of skiing! Wish I was there!

38 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) December 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I’m jealous!

39 amanda December 29, 2009 at 11:32 pm

ha, i dig all of you on your laptops. all so technological. i seriously don’t want people did when computers weren’t so mobile and all. sheesh.

looks like you’re having a blast skiing! despite the crazy long lines. skiing is so much fun, i’ve never been to colorado, though. i’m sure the conditions are out of this world!

40 Katie O. @ Fit to Wed December 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Love the pic of all of you on your laptops! Too funny. The hot tub and beer sounds like it would be amazing after a full day of skiing (or anytime, really). Have fun!

41 Errign December 29, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Breckenridge is so fun – jealous I’m not out there!

I gotta ask though, where are the rest of your helmets?

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