Thursday, December 31, 2009

How I spent the last day of 2009

by Meghann on December 31, 2009

Happy New Years Eve!

How are you ringing in 2010?!?!

I would love to say that I am going to a crazy party and dancing the night away until the clock strikes 12, but in reality I am going to force myself to stay awake until midnight east coast time (10:00 pm here) and pass out as soon as I watch the ball drop.

My New Years have never been that exciting anyways. Last year was the first time I actually went out for New Years Eve otherwise I am a big home body, especially if New Years occurs on ski vacations. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Breakfast this morning was ‘fend for yourself.’ So, of course, my head automatically went to cereal.

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mmm…. cereal.. how I’ve missed thee.

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  • 1/2 cup Kashi Good Friends Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Puffins
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Mango

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Nom Nom Nom

We took advantage of the fresh new snow that fell yesterday and headed to Breckenridge for the day.

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More importantly we wanted the fresh snow so that we may enjoy these trails a little more.

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Nothing is better than fresh powder on the upper bowls. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Of course it was f-ing freezing the first time up! The wind at the top can be brutal!

After a quick pit stop to purchase a girl’s best friend

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and to grab a bite of the remains of yesterday’s Two Elks Bar

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We were back in business

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Twas some awesome skiing at the top!

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We ended up riding the t-bar three times this morning. When lunch time rolled around we were more than ready to eat!

After spending too much $$$ on lunch yesterday, we reverted back to brown bagging it today.

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I packed a pear and a veggie wrap I assembled this morning

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My veggie wrap contained swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and cucumber. Delicious!

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I snagged some tortilla chips as well

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My little brother opted out of a wrap and instead packed some ramen noodles that he enjoyed thanks to the hot water available on the mountain.

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Love ya Ben!

For dessert we all split Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

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After lunch I ditched my siblings and spent the afternoon skiing with Derek.

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I took him down his first tree trail/ black diamond. I was so proud. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Go Derek!

We took a break for some hot chocolate before calling it a day.

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Breath taking

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Hot tub anyone?

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While they soaked I made dinner!

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For the family I made regular sloppy joes using ground beef, ketchup, & mustard. For Kelly and I, I made chickpea sloppy joes using the same sauce concept only with chickpeas instead of ground beef.

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On the side I made sweet potato fries.

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Can you believe 3 sweet potatoes worth of fries wasn’t enough for 7 people?!?!

Last, but not least I had a couple of crackers with chipotle smoked salmon.

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I know its an odd addition to my meal, but it was sitting there and it looked good. ๐Ÿ™‚

Derek was kind enough to make cake for dessert!!

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I had a small slice with mint ice cream

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The ball will be dropping in NYC in less than 2 hours. Can I make it until then?!?! We shall wait and see!

See ya in 2010!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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