It's been three years since we have had a Colorado Christmas. It has been wonderful to be here, around family and friends for the holidays. We are making good use of our time State-side. We have already been to a good friend's wedding, seen lots of people we love, been to a Colorado Avalanche game (Oliver slept through it), decorated Christmas cookies, gone to the Electric Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to see Santa, enjoyed Christmas with our families, and gone skiing in the Rocky Mountains.
The boys absolutely loved skiing at Monarch Mountain. They both took ski lessons, and the first thing they said when I picked them up was, "When can we go again?" Derek and I had fun too. We were joined by Derek's brother and my cousin, Dylan. It was pretty cold (0˚F, -18˚C), but it was a gorgeous day on the mountain.
It has been very refreshing to be in Colorado for the holidays, and I am glad we made the trip!