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Back to the grind, today! It’s funny how that extra day makes all the difference. This weekend, Tom and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary! Can you believe he has put up with me this long? I seriously can’t!! As always, we headed to Stratton Mountain to celebrate, a little tradition we started when I was still in college. This year, my parents and brother tagged along to celebrate and it was a blast.

This weekend was exactly what I needed! After a stressful and busy two weeks at work, I needed the eerily silence of Vermont to relax. Although I was anxious to get on the slopes, I definitely didn’t rush– it was amazing to sleep in. Actually, I couldn’t get enough sleep and slept pretty much non-stop.  Nevertheless, Tom and I hit the slopes for a half-day on both Saturday and Sunday and it was AMAZING.

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Unlike our previous trip, the conditions were great! It snowed on Saturday morning so the mountain had the perfect amount of powder. There were still a few icy patches since it was super warm but drastically better than it was back in December. One of our favorite trails was finally open, Mike’s Way. Even though this is a Green and both Tom and I are experienced skiers, we love this trail due to it’s beautiful scenery and length. It really gives you time to practice some trips. It even brings you through this picturesque bridge.

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Life lines were meh but we really enjoyed every minute of it. When we got to the top of the mountain, we noticed this little walking trail and decided to explore a little bit. It lead us to a never-before-touched patch of snow and some gorgeous sights of Vermont’s evergreens. This actually ended up being one of my favorite parts of the trip. It gave Tom and I time to relax and enjoy each other’s company and of course I was able to get some snow angels in (…and some Instagrams).

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I’m always sad to leave Stratton as life always seems so perfect there. After being there for a week in December, this weekend felt way to short and I’m always looking forward to my next trip back. This time, It’s going to be a bit of a longer wait. :(

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11 Comments on Holiday Weekend Recap

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    January 19, 2016 at 9:36 am (1 year ago)

    OMG SNOW! I totally forgot what that stuff is, which is funny considering I used to be a pro snowboarder! ha ha ha! Living in LA == It’s cold at 70 degrees for me! LOL!

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  2. theclutterboxblog
    January 19, 2016 at 9:40 am (1 year ago)

    Congrats on your anniversary!!
    I can’t wait to try snowboarding next year!!

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  3. caendicott
    January 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Happy Anniversary!

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  4. Dia@ All The Things I Do
    January 19, 2016 at 12:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Happy anniversary!
    Yes I agree I’ve pretty much been sick since New Years so that extra day just let me sleep and rest all weekend then be blog and life productive Monday.
    I honestly think working Tues-Friday or Mon-Thur should be the way of the future.
    I hate the cold but would love to try skiing one day.

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  5. Victoria Stacey
    January 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm (1 year ago)

    I love your skiis! I have no idea how to ski or snowboard, but you look like you had a fantastic time :)

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  6. Emma
    January 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm (1 year ago)

    How fun! I’m not much of a skiier/snowboarder myself (I prefer to sit next to a fire) but it looks like you had a great holiday weekend!

    Emma | Seeking the South

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  7. The Oracle
    January 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm (1 year ago)

    It looks like you had fun but I’m getting cold just looking at you

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  8. Clare Speer
    January 19, 2016 at 4:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Such pretty, pretty pictures of the snow! I don’t miss it growing up in the Northeast but I sure loved it as a kid! Congrats on your anniversary and many many more to come!

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  9. michelle
    January 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm (1 year ago)

    what gorgeous pictures of such beautiful scenery! that snow looks so amazing and it looks like you had a blast

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  10. Diana L.
    January 20, 2016 at 9:26 am (1 year ago)

    Happy anniversary! …It looks so pretty there! I’ve only been snowboarding once but would love to go again!

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  11. Whitney2023
    January 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm (1 year ago)

    That place is beautiful! It looks like you had an amazing weekend! Happy anniversary! :)

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