We don’t have a ton of family out here in Colorado so we usually take Christmas Eve to find a little adventure just the four of us.
This year we decided to drive up to Vail because I have always wanted to see it at Christmas.
We decided to get in a hike before heading into town along the White River National Forrest North Trail.
We put some ice cleats on the kids but I don’t think they needed them. Also the trail had been used since the last snow fall so snowshoes were not needed either.
The hike was so nice, it was along a river in a canyon. I would love to do this again in the summer or fall.
After our hike we drove into Vail Village in search of lunch and coffee.
Vail is always so beautiful and it was gorgeous for Christmas.
Most of town is nice and dry because the sidewalks are heated! This little area with the tree is full of snow, because it’s a fountain where kids can play in the summer.
Same restaurant summer vs. winter.
We came home in time for a quick dinner and bedtime before Santa came to visit.
We also made some reindeer food to sprinkle on our lawn.
Our elves stayed one more day so they could do Christmas Day with us.
We woke up early to open stockings before Christmas breakfast.
Sorry it’s so blurry, so grubby hands got to my phone.
Our traditional Christmas breakfast.
After opening presents we went out for a bike ride/run. The kids got new bike bags for Christmas and Emmy loved bringing her stuffy with us!
We spent the rest of the day enjoying time with my parents and brother. It was so nice and relaxed with lots of yummy food. We brought Christmas Sangria to share and Orange Cranberry cake.
We made it home with just a little bit of time to play the new games the kids got from my brother.
We ended up not traveling for the holidays like we did last year, and I am glad we didn’t so we could spend the time with family. But we have plans to wake up on a sandy beach next year!
How was your Christmas?
Any resolutions/goals for 2023 yet? I am still working on mine.