Peek to peek

Loaded up the kids Friday since Reese didn’t have school and headed to the mtns for a quick drive to see some foliage. It didn’t disappoint and I am still in awe of fall all these years later…

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Happy Easter

Denver Family Photographer

This year has been one for the record books.  Easter forces you to reflect and find a place of thankfulness when you believe in Jesus.  I am so thankful for the miracle that is the resurrection.  God has conquered the impossible and I am so glad his grace covers me.  Praise Jesus!

 

 

 

Park City, Utah

Historically the Anderson family doesn’t do a great job planning.  We fly by the seat of our pants and pride ourselves on last min deals.  This trip was different.  We planned this thing in late summer so the anticipation has been high for months!  We took our dear friends Danee, Warren, their son Parker and Carly.  It’s only a 7 hour drive to Park City from Denver so we loaded up the A-Team bus and headed to i80.  It was a game changer having Carly in the car.  Our sweet little 8 month old terror-in-car had a much better time with one of his favorites next to him the whole trip.  I actually read part of a book and we listened to a whole audio book!  Park City reminded my a lot of Steamboat.  When you pull in it feels open and hilly as opposed to Colorado’s i70 mtns who’s extreme peaks are apparent from the freeway.   We snagged a condo right by the base that allowed up to walk to the slopes (mandatory with little kids!).  All the kids (expect Ty of course) got on skis and LOVED it.  Then, thanks to Carly, the adults got a few days of pure bliss on the mountain.  I really really like the ski mountain of Park City.  The terrain was steeper and a little more challenging than we’re use to which made it so fun!  The extreme peaks appear when you take the lifts up and up and up.  We were able to get to Canyons Resort via gondola and ski through some of the most gorgeous real estate I’ve been up close to.  Utah is funny in that the bars and restaurants all make fun of Utah stereotypes.  They will name drinks and meals things along the lines “5 wives meatloaf” or  “polygamy cocktail”, etc.  The liquor is as expensive as any ski town but they limit how much of it can go in a drink. So you get what seems like 50% less alcohol, for the same expensive price.  There were also several places that required you buy food if you purchased a drink.  Most beer served is 3.2%.  It was interesting.  The town of Park City was insanely adorable with its multi-million dollar picture perfect bungalows and charming downtown.  I mean…SO CUTE!  The mistake we made is not making a dinner reservation.  We had no clue how packed downtown gets in the evenings. Most restaurant we walked into turned us away saying they were full for the whole night (and it was 7pm!)  Overall, it was a fantastic trip and I only hope we get to do this whole thing again next year.


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Career Change

Big changes for the Andersons.  I left my job with Pandora Jewelry at the end of last year!  It was a long hard decision but the time has come to go back and work with Andrew and our real estate investing company.  I realized over maternity leave just how much time and energy my career was taking away from my family.  It was a big job, a great job, but a job that needed more of my time than I am able to give right now with 3 littles.  So we worked out the timing and I called it quits on December 31st.  I then asked my new ‘boss’ for a few weeks off to wind down and get ready for my new adventure 🙂  I will be starting up a marketing department for the company (since there is none currently).  I am excited and nervous about this task but mostly happy to be off the road so much and home with my babies more.  Cheers to the new year!

Beaver Creek 

My sister-in-law’s in-laws have a home in Avon Colorado. My sister-in-law, her husband and their 4 kids travel up there every winter to hang out with Grand Candy and Papa Jim. Their house and the location and their hospitality is amazing. Somehow we snagged an invite and had an incredible 24 hours with the extended family. We got to spend a day skiing arrowhead with my niece and nephews followed by a lovely dinner and watching kidsroll around  in the snow in their bathing suits! It was such a joy to be in the mountains with these incredible people.

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We took Nix up for the first time to get on his skis. He was so ecstatic to go up with us. He’s only two so doesn’t have the muscle strength to accomplish much but it was incredibly fun to see him so excited to ski. I hope and pray he keeps this passion for the sport

Cousins

After Beavercreek everybody came back to Denver to hang out for a few days. We let the kids run free and watched as my two oldest gave it everything they got to keep up with their 4 older cousins. It’s such a joy and blessing that my kids have cousins. They have such a blast with them and I am so enjoying watching my three nephews and niece grow up. They are incredible influence is on my kids and I love them so much! 
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