The Monday Mess

It's not going to be easy to sum up this weekend in one post. Seriously, from getting our own portraits taken, to a trip to Snowshoe, WV, we got every minute's worth of this weekend from early Friday morning to late Sunday night. I'm not sure when we decided we needed a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas BUT it was a great idea! Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort was a quick 3-4 hour drive away and it was the perfect getaway for a quick weekend. We nestled into my folk's log cabin on the top of the mountain with a few of our favorite couples and had such a wonderful time. Here are a couple things I learned this weekend:

  • You cannot rain on our parade. I'm going to admit that when I woke up on Saturday morning to beating rain on the roof, I thought we would be out for skiing, but as we sat and ate breakfast, I noticed a common theme... EVERYONE was ready for tearing it up on the slopes. I looked out the window with the rain blowing sideways and then looked back at our group. With no hesitation Heather said "Yup, we are going." It ended up being a great day on the mountain. The slopes were still covered with snow and there were NO lines for the ski lift! It. Was. Awesome.
  • Being out of cell service range is not a bad thing. While we checked email periodically over Wi-fi, we took the rest of our time to enjoy the opportunity to put our phones down and enjoy a screen-less world for a few days. I have got to tell you, if you have never been forced to step away from your phone for a period of time, you have got to try it! While I love being social, it is truly freeing to stop being a slave to technology for a few hours or even a few days!
  • Getting our own portraits done was long overdue. Will and I had not gotten formal photographs taken since our wedding and let me tell you, we were SO happy to work with Kaitlyn Phipps Photography very early on Friday morning! Being in front of the camera is not our normal spot, but we LOVED it and cannot wait to print some wonderful photographs for our bare-ish walls! I WILL talk and share more about this later!! ;)

Enjoy a combination of our favorite DSLR and iPhone images!

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This was not a bad way to wake up...

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The gentlemen made us a delicious friend's-giving meal Friday night...

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The ladies planning out our day of rain-skiing...

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At least we were stylin'...

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Our excitement as we stood in the rain on the way to the slopes... Love it!

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My folks leave this little Christmas tree up for the most of the year...

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Puck was also stylin'...

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