Sunday, January 18, 2015

Quick Trip to Denver

We kicked off 2015 with a quick trip to visit our good friends Kyle, Sarah and their beautiful daughter Pearl.

Pearl and Zahara are only a few weeks apart and have played together several times already (in three states and two countries!). Unfortunately, Zahara is going through a hitting phase. Poor Pearl just wanted to love Zoey, but Zoey was getting territorial and jealous of my attention. It's a tough time because she can also be really sweet, freely giving hugs and kisses. We're working on it. Hitting aside, we had a great time. We were only there a short time, but I really enjoyed Denver. It is such a family-friendly, beautiful city. I love the mountain views, the good food, and the friendly people.

Kyle and Sarah were great hosts and had a bunch of activities planned for us. We went to the Children's Museum of Denver, which was great fun. I wish we had something like this closer to us. The museum isn't huge, but it has a bunch of different themed rooms. Zahara's favorite was the farmer's market and kitchen. Dan loved the bubble room where you could create smoke bubbles and bubbles big enough to encase you.

My cousin Larin also lives in Colorado and we were able to spend an afternoon with her and her husband Taylor. I rarely get to spend time with her, so it was really nice.

One of the best parts of the trip was our ski day! Kyle and Sarah arranged for a friend to watch our girls while we were on Keystone mountain all day. I had been looking forward to this day for months! Dan and I went skiing a couple of years ago, but honestly, it didn't compare to my memories of Colorado skiing from when I was a kid. I haven't found better snow, trails or atmosphere than the slopes of Colorado and Utah.

We borrowed most of the clothes from Sarah and Kyle's friends, and we found a Groupon for rental equipment. If you're in the area, rent from NoriSki. They were awesome.

The day was perfect. We basically spent all day going up and down one 3.5 mile run called School Marm. There were lots of other runs we could do, but this one was just so fun. The mountain was mostly empty and we didn't really have to wait for the lifts. It was awesome.


  1. I love the picture of them going into the tree!

    1. Me too! I also have some cute videos of them running through the grocery store together. I love them.