Tuesday, February 26, 2013

weekend review {a snowy getaway}


If you look closely, you can see our "home" for the weekend through the trees  :)
Our view from the balcony
Mia loved our vacation so much that she slept through most of it :)
Don't mind Eric.... he's just relaxing in a few feet of snow :)
Oh you know, just eating treats instead of smiling for a picture!
Canasta!

We got to escape real life for the weekend and hangout with my family and enjoy the snow! My parents got a cabin last year and we had so much fun, I think this has become a yearly tradition? I have to admit, I'm totally okay with it :) 
The weekend started out a little iffy for us. We packed everything in the car (when I say everything, I mean everything plus the kitchen sink! It is insane how much more you have to pack with a baby) and headed out! Half way up the mountain a storm turned into a white out. We were creeping along just fine until someone stopped in the middle of the road to put chains on their tires. We had to stop and instantly lost traction, scary! We slid backwards until Eric was able to get the car to swing around, and we drove back down the mountain. We got home and switched everything over to the truck and tried to go up the mountain again :) By the time we got to the cabin, the storm had passed and my whole family made it safely! 
We all enjoyed a beautiful Friday boardin' down the mountain! My mom stayed at the cabin and watched Mia all weekend. Eric and I loved our time together and I have no doubt that my mom loved having Mia all to herself :) Another storm rolled in on Saturday which resulted in the most insane powder! I've never snowboarded in anything like it before..... it was amazing!! When we weren't out in the snow, we were playing games, playing with Mia and eating food. It really was a perfect weekend together!
When it came time to go home on Sunday (booooo for going back to the real world) we had to drive through another white out! Thank goodness we had the truck, we wouldn't have made it down the mountain otherwise! The storm and roads were so bad that they closed the road and my parents were stranded at the cabin for a few hours. But thankfully, we all eventually made it home safely! 
I can't wait for next year... we'll be making snowmen and snow angels with Mia :) I'm sad to see her grow so quickly but excited for the fun that we will have together!

27 comments:

Julie said...

How fun and I'm glad you made it safe. I must also mention you look great post-baby :)

J and A said...

WOW first of all - you look amazing mama!! And secondly what an amazing trip, it looks like so much fun!

Emily said...

Looks and sounds like a fun trip. Glad y'all made it safe too and from. Sounds scary! Yay for a truck.

Leslee said...

I agree with the previous comments....How are you looking so dang Skinny and Amazing Post Baby???? Do tell your Secret, I will need it in July!! I'm determined to not take 2 years to get back in shape this time around like I did with my first.
Oh and SUPER FUN GETAWAY!! I need one of those. Love your updates.

-Les-

Shesabigstar said...

Great pics... looks like an absolutely perfect weekend!

Sam M said...

Yikes! I'm glad you guys made it ok. Driving in storms like that can be sca-ry! And what a fun weekend it looks like it was! Little Mia is so so so sweet and you look fab!

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

gorgeous! and you look amazing!

Liz said...

Yes!!! Tell us your skinny secrets!!! Sounds like a perfect weekend!!

Megan said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! And there is no way that you just had a baby a few months ago! You look great!!

Tatiana said...

I'm glad you guys were finally able to enjoy it. It looks so beautiful and fun! I love cabins in the mountains!
Also, you are such a hottie!

ajs {of MN} said...

sounds like so much fun! dont worry about packing EVERYTHING up... you wont have to do that forever, the first big trip or two away with baby usually call for the Uhaul, it gets better with each trip ;)

lori said...

i agree with everyone, you look AWESOME, courtney!!

and that sounds like such a good family trip! i think i'd opt to stay in for snuggles with miss mia though, i do NOT like the snow and being cold ;)

Court said...

i'm just gonna say one thing. you look AMAZING! not surprised... possibly a little jealous... ;) seriously though, i think you're more stunning than ever. mom glow!

Katie said...

your little girl is adorable! and you look AMAZING too!!! what a fun weekend!

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness I'm glad you guys made it there and back safely. It sounds like my family in CO got lots of snow. Must have been that same storm. Snowboarding through powder sounds heavenly right about now!

And Courtney... you did NOT just have a baby. You look so good! I bet little Mia will be skiing/snowboarding soon. :)

kyna... said...

Mia is so darn cute! What a fun getaway trip for you guys! You look great hon! So glad you are past that rough month one...cause now you are a glowing momma!!!! xoxoxo
♥ Kyna

Dee Stephens said...

Where did ya'll ski? Good for you guys! Ya'll are like us. If our parents offer to keep her then let them!!

Joanna @ JayBirds Flight said...

Oh Lordy, it looks like you had SO much fun! I miss those days in the snow, skiing, fires....amazing!

So happy I found your blog :)

dlpower said...

They really do grow too quickly. We don't have newborns anymore. Sad! But i know the feeling of being excited for the future. I can't wait for pigtails! ha What a fun weekend. Looks like you guys had a blast and survived a weekend away with baby Mia. We are going to attempt to do that this weekend for just a night and I don't even want to start to think about how much I need to pack. ha

Love Meghan said...

this type of weekend getaway is the best, isn't it?! i love the snow. looks like such a fun time!

Everyday Love said...

Are you sure you just had a baby? You look amazing!

Kelly said...

What a pretty view! Looks like you had a great time!

-kelly
sweettea-lemonade.blogspot.com

Hilary said...

How exciting!! It looks like so much fun. I would've FLIPPED in the snow - we cancel school around here if there's even the thought of it. If people had to drive through a white out... the governor would declare a state of emergency, haha.

eliz said...

Snow never looked so good..I hate snow but one of the best weekend getaways I have had was at a cabin and going sledding. IF you are well equipped snow can be fun I guess..hahha <3 Mia snoozing!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That looks like it was such a fun time! Cabins vacations are always so much fun with a group!

Jessie said...

What an awesomely fun tradition! That much pretty snow and ski time can definitely chase the winter blues away.

Janna Renee said...

I am so happy that you guys are getting rest and fun time! Y'all deserve it. Love the pic of him in the snow. Haha

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