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Recap of Mom’s visit

My mom got into Denver last Thursday and we immediately got to work shopping,  baking, and catching up. We made a TON of cookies and candy to give away as gifts.

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We made a trip to Ikea and had some fun on the giant carts. And, my mom got us a fantastic new chair for Christmas!                                                                       IMG_2001[1]IMG_2051[1]

We spent a couple days on skiing and snowboarding at A Basin and Breckenridge. IMG_2009[1]IMG_2026[1]

 

After riding, we shopped around Keystone’s village and grabbed lunch at the Dillon Dam Brewery – it was so good a week ago when Joe and I went, we wanted to take my mom back!

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We shopped in downtown Denver and considered going ice skating, but it was mobbed with kids and getting super cold, so we passed.

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Christmas pickle!!

There was of course the traditional Italian 7 fish Dinner on Christmas eve, and lots of present opening.                                                                                                IMG_2025[1]

Both my mom and Joe’s mom got me onesie pajamas – apparently I have mentioned that I would like to live in a full body fleece outfit on more than one occasion 🙂

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My mom left early Christmas morning to fly back to Michigan, and Joe and I headed to Beaver Creek to snowboard for the day.

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It was super fun and definitely a nontraditional way to spend Christmas!

How was your Christmas? Do you go to the same place every year or create new traditions each Christmas?