Colorado Ski Date

Colby and I got back last week from a 5 day date to Beaver Creek/Vail! We were so graciously given an opportunity to stay for free in a fancy ski-in/ski-out condo and we immediately said yes. Only by the Lord’s favor did this trip happen!Β There are no words to explain how spoiled we felt and it’s only Jesus that could make it such a special trip!

Colby had never skied before and lucky for him, I was his instructor. He started off slow, understandably, but was doing well by the end! We happened to be there the same time as the World Championships, so we got to enjoy watching the pros live in person. In addition, they also had a lot of fun events going on around the two towns!

Besides the cold weather and the blizzardΒ skiing conditions, we had a blast! While we wish we weren’t traveling and we had a house full of babies instead, we are grateful for all the opportunities the Lord has given us to have such fun vacations along the way!

We are always planning adventures and not sure where we will go next, but I think somewhere above 70 degrees might be a requirement. We would love to hear ideas from any of you!

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  • Sheryl
    Posted at 07:53h, 25 February Reply

    What a fun trip! I’m not a snow fan but would love to go to Colorado sometime and ski. As far as warm weather, I’m thinking you might need to go to the Caribbean, it doesn’t seem like there are too many places that are warm in the states right now!

  • Beka
    Posted at 08:20h, 25 February Reply

    I’m glad you got to go and ski but I’m not gonna lie, THAT LOOKS SO COLD!!!

    I definitely know of a place to travel above 70 and that would be Myanmar and Thailand! Come on over! You would love it.

    State side – have you visited Pensacola? It’s a charming town with white sandy beaches.

  • mary-keith
    Posted at 08:35h, 25 February Reply

    you always, always look SO cute!!!! I love all the adventures you go on! I get to at least live vicariously through them! South Carolina is my FAVORITE! or northern Michigan in the summer! Nothing that appealing right now though!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 08:38h, 25 February Reply

    This looks like so much fun!! How amazing that y’all got to stay for free!! πŸ™‚ WOW!! What a great gift from the Lord!!
    πŸ™‚ Blessings,
    Rebecca πŸ™‚

  • Amie
    Posted at 08:49h, 25 February Reply

    That looks like so much fun!! So glad you were gifted with this trip!!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:14h, 25 February Reply

    Love your knitted twisted headband! πŸ™‚
    I’ve never skied in my life.. I’m sure something would break on me – no doubt πŸ™‚

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 09:46h, 25 February Reply

    your adventures always make me want to pack a bag and follow to wherever you are <3 jon and i have never skied before, but both of us want to try. only problem is anytime we get away from minnesota we go somewhere.. you know.. with sun πŸ™‚

  • Kelly @ Southern Komfort Blog
    Posted at 11:19h, 25 February Reply

    That is so neat! I have never skied before (Hunter has) so it’s on my bucket list to do. I think your next adventure should be to Florida πŸ˜‰

  • Jessah
    Posted at 15:11h, 25 February Reply

    What an awesome trip! We love the Vail area. When we were cycling at CCRM, hubby and I made our way over there a few times. Your pictures are beautiful.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 17:30h, 25 February Reply

    What a beautiful place! So happy and grateful you were able to do this. I love your and Colby’s zest for life…the way you keep living and venturing and exploring and pursuing all of the good things God has for you during this season of waiting. Your enthusiasm, in spite of your pain, is so inspiring and such a shining light for others going through similar heartbreak. God bless you, sweet friend. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica
    Posted at 19:33h, 25 February Reply

    Looks amazing! What a blessing of a trip. Only thing that would have made it better….if we could have met. πŸ˜‰ Maybe next time.

  • Elena
    Posted at 19:34h, 25 February Reply

    Beautiful photos as always! That candy store looks fun! Sounds like you guys had a great time! Vail is gorgeous!

  • Sarah J
    Posted at 23:54h, 25 February Reply

    So glad you guys had fun in wonderful Colorado (im biased I know haha). Good for Colby to pick up skiing that quick. I’m a born and raised Colorado native and STILL don’t ski (crazy I know). As for the warm weather- time for a cruise! πŸ™‚

  • becky
    Posted at 09:31h, 26 February Reply

    Yay Colorado! So glad you had fun in my precious state! Sorry it was so cold..if it helps it’s even colder now so you avoided the worst of it haha! πŸ™‚

  • chelsea jacobs
    Posted at 09:54h, 26 February Reply

    This looks like so much fun!

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 09:54h, 26 February Reply

    That looks like a ton of fun. Gorgeous photos. I’m so glad you were a good ski instructor, Caroline. My first experience skiing was going with my boyfriend in high school. He promised to help me; after going up the lift upon getting there (he said I didn’t need lessons, he would teach me), I fell getting off. They had to stop it and wait for me to figure out how to stand up. He stayed with me about 10 minutes after that and then left me somewhere near the top of the hill for the rest of the day.

    Little did he know I planned on marrying him before that trip, but he was revealing characters to me that I did not want in a husband.

    I think someplace tropical would be a great next trip. No chance of blizzards there. πŸ™‚

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 13:39h, 26 February Reply

    Oh wow! What a fun trip! How cool that the pros were there!!! Looks like you’re one of them with that background on that one photo :-p

  • Elisha
    Posted at 14:04h, 26 February Reply

    I just can’t get over how blessed you are with your trips! You are such a traveler. And while I would like to say it looked like fun…I am terrified of skiing. I have been only twice in my life and both times was tragic and I’m still wondering how I came away with no broken bones. I will never forget the first time tumbling down the entire hill and knocking out the “slow” caution signs as well as taking out two ladies. I hit them so hard their poles went flying in the air. The second time I went, I didn’t notice the turn to take for the “beginner” slope and took the “experienced” slope down. Let’s just say me and the pole (which luckily was wrapped in padding) became one that night. I also lost my poles as they went flying down a cliff/hill area when I hit the pole. I can’t remember exactly how I got down the slope after that but I think I slid on my butt πŸ˜‰ Soooooo…..needless to say, I don’t like skiing but soo glad you do πŸ™‚ hehehe! Love ya twiny! xo

  • Krystal
    Posted at 17:06h, 26 February Reply

    You look like you had a blast! My husband and I were supposed to go to Colorado for our anniversary a couple of years ago, but I got pregnant with Conner and Benjamin AND Colorado flooded that year so we canceled the trip. Now you have me wanting to rebook it! And thank you for the sweet card you sent – it is going in Jordan’s memory box πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 10:21h, 27 February Reply

    I honestly almost couldn’t read this post because I’m so jealous! Our mountains are bare so I have yet to ski this season. Looks like you guys had a great time.

  • Alexis
    Posted at 12:10h, 27 February Reply

    I’m so glad you guys had a great trip! What a blessing to get to stay for FREE! I love the photo of Colby in his red jacket in front of all the white Aspen trees. It’s so pretty!!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 23:29h, 27 February Reply

    I’m glad you both had a good trip. I love how you pointed it right back to Jesus and gave him thanks for your opportunity to go on such a fun place (and for free!). I’ve never been skiing, but I hope to go sometime!

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 16:12h, 02 March Reply

    What fun! I love your pictures. The scenery looks beautiful. Definitely looks like it was cold, though. I love the shot with the frost on your neck-ups.

    I wish we both had a house full of babies and weren’t traveling! Since that isn’t the case, want to go with us on our cruise in 3 weeks?! It will be warm. πŸ˜‰

  • Cindy Hasko
    Posted at 06:03h, 08 March Reply

    Beautiful!! Your trip sounded and looks just beautiful!!!! I love God’s blessings. He always has a way to smile upon us, even when we don’t think He is. Awesome pics!!!!!

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