So this is the trip of our lives... we have always skied, even from before the girls were born. We love skiing, for all the typical reasons, but mostly because of the quality time we spend together on the slopes and afterwards in front of a fire place or around the table! I have always tried to plan a trip with my sister, her husband and the kids but for one reason or another we were never able to make it. This year.... WE DID IT!!!! We were a bit anxious before getting there because even though skiing is the best, it is hard work too. It takes a couple of days to get the hang of things, to not yell before going out the door, to not forget your gloves, your boots... your goggles... but I guess is like the part of delivering a baby, you suffer while you are at it, but then you completely forget about it and have 2 more babies!
Our first day was absolutely AMAZING, perfect weather around 32 f, clear blue sky, and we had fuuun, the best part was seeing the girls ski with their cousins!!! the second best part, and maybe this time I would say my personal favorite, is that because the guys and the girls are way faster than me and my sister, and way more fanatic, they would leave us behind and we were able to enjoy skiing down, talking, laughing, and being happy silly sisters!!!
Deer Valley is a great resort, it has all the perks to pamper you starting from when you arrive and the are ski vallets who help you unload, great food, and a great ski school too! The ski school for us is worth every penny, not only for Ari, but because is the only ways we can ski and not worry about her!
Everyday Ari would fall asleep in the car and once we got home Gabriel would lay her on the bed and she would stay like this for two hours at least!
New Years Eve!!!! Lots of things to celebrate this year! Being together in winter wonderland was one big one, but being there and healthy... that was even bigger after all we had gone through this past year. This is what I wrote on IG that day:
Cheers to you 2016, you were so good to me in so many ways, the bad turned out to be a miracle where love, family and friendship triumphed! We also celebrated love in the most magnificent way. We received many good news, and also some bad which made us appreciate more the good! Ale and Emi made us proud in so many levels, Ari made us younger everyday! We traveled, we partied, we laughed, we cried, we were afraid, then relieved, then grateful and forever humbled! So cheers to you 2016, can´t wait to see what this years has in stock for us!
Is there anything cuter than a Dad dancing with his little girl???
We also tried to go snowmobiling, instead, we got super lost (with GPS and all), luckily we found this Diner in the middle of nowhere!!!
We have skied in many places of the US and Europe, but never had we seen so much snow as in Utah, and never had we seen snow continuously for 4 days in a row!
isn¨t this like the perfect picture?
We loved the snow, but let me tell you a little secret.... we loved our hot chocolate and warming up even more!
Am not a new years resolution type of person, but what I most want to do this year and every day from now on forward is live knowing that life is indeed a miracle!
We live in the tropic, we see green everyday, e v e r y d a y the same weather, same scenery, we can wear shorts or pants, a sweater or a tank top, sandals or boots, dawn and sunset at the same hour everyday, yes I guess is true that we have perfect weather! But remember we are human and we want what we don´t have,.. that´s why freezing to death is about our favorite Christmas wish! And we are blessed enough to be able to travel every year and put on lots of layers, hats, gloves, you name it, we do it!
This year we picked skiing in Deer Valley, Utah for our winter vacation! Best part was that my mom and dad tagged along as well as my sister with her fam!
Flying from Venezuela to Utah is a long haul, but thankfully our girls are pretty awesome travelers, I could say maybe even better than me! And then again nowadays, just hopping on a plane and leaving Caracas is a sigh of relief... kinda sad, but true!
We stayed in Salt Lake City for a couple of days. We found SLCto be a great little city, it has the feel of a campus town, very quiet and serene, with lots of parks and snow, some great malls to visit like the City Creek mall or the Gateway Mall. Great restaurants, a lot of Mormon sites to see, specially the North Temple which is pretty impressive, plus we got to see all the Christmas lights which are really beautiful and very many!!!!, There is also the Utah State Capitol building which is huge, you would never believe how big it is. We went to New Year´s Mass at the Magdalene Cathedral which was beauuutiful! This is a Mormon town, and you can definitely feel their culture, people are very nice and friendly, you can see lots of children everywhere, the downside is that everything closes on Sundays, and that there is no liquor in most restaurants or supermarkets. But then again... who´s drinking, right? What we loved the most was its people, everybody was ready to helo or just be kind and friendly!
One day after this terrible pic, we drove 30 minutes to Parl CIty / Deer Valley to the house we rented! It was a beautiful drive, on a beautiful cold day!!! Couldn´t have been better!
And with no time to loose, of we were to rent our skis and boots!!! You can judge by their faces how excited we all are!!!!
I´ll post more pics of us on the slopes on the next post!! Thanks for stopping bye!!!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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