Filed under The Holidays

Our new years eve treat

Our new years eve treat

The girls decorated their secret hide out, as is their tradition now for special occasions. I wasn’t allowed to see inside all today and it was only once my Lovely Husband came home that we trooped upstairs to see what they had done. The Little One had written Happy New Year on a piece of … Continue reading

Christmas Day Mk II

Christmas Day Mk II

Finally back in Houston, we were able to have Christmas Day Mark II. The girls had been surprisingly agreeable when we’d said that we wouldn’t be opening the presents as soon as we got home last night but would be waiting until the morning. ¬†We decided that today would be Christmas Day the second as … Continue reading

Christmas in Crested Butte

Christmas in Crested Butte

Christmas in Crested Butte was truly beautiful. ¬†Firstly we had to get a proper Christmas tree and it’s always nice decorating a tree – even better when you get to do two in one Christmas season! Christmas Eve was magical – not just being in a snowy place, but it also snowed from the moment … Continue reading

Too snowy for our plane

It snowed in Crested Butte yesterday as we left to go home. We stopped in the main town for a late breakfast at Izzy’s (enormous pancakes and Bombay potato and egg wraps – delicious!) We wandered around the lovely bookshop (Townie Books) which is a perfect little bookshop with a cafe in one half selling … Continue reading

The true meaning of Christmas

Just as the Little One, who was 4 last month, was going to sleep on Christmas Eve she grabbed my hand and looked very serious. “Mummy, do you know what Christmas is really about?” “You tell me”, I answered with interest. “Love.” She closed her eyes and went to sleep.

And so it snowed…

It started to snow yesterday, just lightly but we woke up this morning to a beautiful blanket of pristine snow. Perfect for Christmas Eve! We thought we’d have another easy day but the girls thought different – they wanted to ski. We dressed up warm and headed up to the slope thinking that we’d do … Continue reading

Goodbye to the Elf

Goodbye to the Elf

The girls were very sad to see that the Elf had left us this morning. They had asked if he could stay all year but we had to explain that the Elf was needed to help Father Christmas at the North Pole. The good news is that both girls made the Nice List! And he … Continue reading

Sledging is not as good as skiing

Sledging is not as good as skiing

It snowed this morning so we had a day off skiing. We had a relaxed morning, including a snowball fight and making lots of snow angels in the fresh snow. This afternoon we took the girls sledging. They didn’t much like walking in the deep snow but the first couple of runs down the slope … Continue reading

Elf Escapades 23rd December

Elf Escapades 23rd December

The Elf took a bit of finding this morning. The eagle eyes of the Little One caught sight of him first but she couldn’t get to him as he was stuck outside the door on the balcony! He was very cold so the girls tucked him up in a blanket and asked my Lovely Husband … Continue reading

Elf Escapades 22nd December

The Elf is obviously feeling very at home in Crested Butte. The cold, the snow and all the Christmas decorations remind him of the North Pole. This morning the girls found him at the very top of the newly decorated Christmas tree!