Thursday, February 25, 2016

Maggie Valley

Over February break we join the Welischars, Powells, and Morrises for some time away in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.  We stayed in an amazing cabin on 160 acres.  The views were breathtaking to say the least!
This was the  very first time my girls or myself have been skiing.  We are now huge fans and plan to make it an annual trip.
This is Caroline practicing on the bunny slope.

Elizabeth practicing on the bunny slope.  Lessons were full so they practiced on their own.  I have to say, they picked it up pretty quickly!

It was a perfect sunny day and there was real snow on the ground.

For the first time down, we took one kid up at a time.  Elizabeth went first!

We kept going and going and going!

About mid day I felt comfortable enough to let Elizabeth go on the ski lift with the big girls.  Of course I rode right behind her, but she felt so grown up!

Caroline did so well.  She wasn't scared at all and loved every minute of it.  Bert took her down the slope with him.  I did this once with her but she said I didn't go fast enough.  

This was our ride up to my favorite slope.  It was considered an intermediate slope and it was perfect!  Just scary and thrilling enough.  I didn't have the nerve to go on the Black Diamond slope.

Me and Julie
My little family enjoying our favorite new sport!

We skied all day and as soon as we got in the car these two passed out!
The day after skiing we spent relaxing around the cabin and exploring the farm.

Emma, Reese, and Caroline on our hike.

Emma, Reese, and Elizabeth.  My girls wanted pictures with the "big girls" by themselves.

Girls, Girls, Girls!
My people:-)

a picnic lunch
Hot (warm) tub fun

I asked Bert to get the sunset behind us... it looks like our faces are on fire

selfie time

a beautiful sunset

We let Elizabeth stay up late and get in the hot tub with the big girls.
This little getaway was absolutely perfect and just what we needed!

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