Christmas at Snowshoe

We are so lucky to be able to celebrate Christmas with both of our families this Christmas. Our first stop was at Snowshoe, WV to celebrate this past weekend with my folks.  We set out for Snowshoe WV on Friday (on NO sleep!) with hopes of snowy weather on top of the mountain… Although there was snow on the ground when we arrived, it soon disappeared as the temperatures soared to the 50’s and 60’s during the days, the rain poured, and the wind gusted at 50mph.We didn’t have a winter wonderland BUT we had plenty of fun being stuck in the house and all the shenanigans that followed!! Creativity really set in once the power went out! It is amazing how much fun you can have with family, a bottle of wine, and a game of Spades! Mom and Kim arrived on Saturday, and to our surprise, left Dad at home! Apparently he had a SECOND wave of the stomach flu that struck rapidly right before they left. Luckily we were able to Skype him in every night so that he didn’t miss out.  Needless to say, I think he has had his share of the flu this year!! Noro-virus go away, please stop striking every couple days! Autumn would like to add her experience: Ruff, ruff, bark, bark… Translation: “It was the best and I WILL catch those dear one day… also it was AWESOME! I was able to do “rain-bow” jumps through the snow and then get covered in mud the next day!! Who doesn’t love that??”

All the beautiful snow before it decided to melt...

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Will almost got a photo of me face planting in the snow on the left there...

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We love our little white Christmas tree that stays around here all year! Also, do you love the size difference in the mom vs Kim wine classes??

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All this fun makes for a sleepy puppy...

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Before opening gifts, we got dad on Skype! I will admit there were some technical difficulties getting it started, (dad accidentally blocked Will and couldn't get it unblocked!) but it eventually worked great!

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Now it might not look like it BUT this is miracle moment in our family history. Mom actually liked the clothing item I gave her for Christmas!! You can see me celebrating the accomplishment in the mirror.

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Yes, that is a Kelly Moore bag!!!

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AAAAaaaand then the power went out...

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What do you want most when the power goes out?? Well if it is Jiffy Pop, we understand...

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And it evolves...

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Did I mention we already had a bag popped from earlier? It makes this 2 hour long attempt that much more ridiculous...

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Kim eventually convinced us to go see if any part of the town still had power. It did not...

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But we did get some cute pics!

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Nothing like a sister's love...

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Our family would not exist without card games...

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