Happy New Year! I can hardly believe another year has whizzed by... still trying to get a grip on that! We're back from a true winter wonderland... we spent a week in Colorado for the holiday, and it was probably the white-est Christmas we'll ever have. Despite all of the disasters other folks encountered traveling to Denver, we somehow were able to get in and out as scheduled. It was almost like magic - we were one of the very first flights to arrive in Denver following the first storm, and our departure was timed perfectly so that the snow from the second storm had already been plowed from the runways. Luck was certainly on our side!
We stayed with my in-laws up in the mountains outside Larkspur. The roads were pretty nutty most the time we were there, but we managed to make it into Denver twice to visit some of our favorite spots and tour the new wing of the Denver Art Museum by architect Daniel Libeskind. (The older wing was designed by Gio Ponti!) But, most of the fun was had playing in the snow. It was Brynne's first time with any real quantity of snow, and she was thrilled to have virtually endless snowball fights. Here are some photos to share in the fun:
suited up in snow gear for the first time!
making a snowman with grandpa
snowball fight action shot!
hanging out under the pool table with her cousin (don't they look like brother & sister?!?)
snow on red rocks - totally gorgeous!
eating pristine snow from a custom snow chair!
crazy angles at the Denver Art Museum
the scenery as we *slowly* make our way to Denver in the middle of the second snow storm
My in-laws got about 3 feet of snow in the first storm (just before we arrived), and another 2.5-3 feet in the second storm (all in the space on one week!). It was so wonderful to be back in Colorado again - it was such a great place to live. And, I actually got to see some WEATHER! The week went entirely too quickly, and now it's back to work and the regular routine. I'm full of optimism for the new year - I hope I don't get too behind too quickly!
What are your hopes and goals for the new year?