First up, Jessica's 30th birthday party weekend and my weekend away! Yep, another baby free three days! But this one was sans the hubby too (who stayed behind to take care of our little one). It was a quick trip that included a long drive, but totally worth it to see my bestie and a lot of really wonderful friends! We had a great time celebrating with drinks and lots of dancing. Ladies, we should do this more often....girls trip?! :)
|welcome to the club Jessica!!|
|the boys in the birthday crowns|
|haha love Jessica's face in this picture|
|kisses for the birthday girl|
After Matt finished up his finals, we took a trip to Lake Tahoe. We actually got to bundle up in our winter gear and had a wonderful time playing in the snow. It was Charlotte's first real experience with snow too! We stayed at the beautiful Sunnyside hotel, right on the lake. Dinners out, skiing, and time with family and friends. A good start to the winter break.
|we made it! So beautiful!|
|view from Grandma and Rachel's room|
Matt and I spent the first two days skiing while Charlotte spent some quality time with Grandma. We skied one day at Squaw and one at Northstar. Not nearly enough (or any) real snow, but it was still fun!
|windy and cold at Squaw|
And we made sure to come back early so Charlotte got some playtime in the snow before it got dark. She really wasn't sure what to do with it. As soon as she touched it and realized how cold it was she started to cry. But she had a fun time walking around in her snow gear and plowing through the couple of fresh inches we got overnight.
|all bundled up and ready to go!|
|what is this??|
really, she just wanted to play in the water. Didn't care how cold the water was!
|look Mom, water!|
|me and my girl|
|look at the mess I made!|
|our last morning, goodbye Tahoe!|
|come here Grandma!|