Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado 2012.

Hello friends!

Wow, can you believe it's all over? Only one more holiday to go and then it's the new year. Where did the time go? It seems like things ZOOMED past this year. I thought I would check in and post just a few pics from our trip to Red Feather Lakes, Colorado where Ricky's parents are currently living. Ricky is determined to bunk up in their barn apartment when they get one built this coming year. After checking out the photos I'm sure you will see why ;)
The map for Red Feather Lakes.
View just outside of the house on the way into town. The photos don't even do it justice!
The entrance to Rick and Malina's new house. Here is the family room and you can see the kitchen in the background. Ricky is hanging out on the chair with Claire at his side :D
Francesca "Frankie" keeps a look out on her bench ;)
If you walk in the door and go upstairs it takes you to the loft.
The loft.
View from the loft to the family room.
The dining room. Malina made us a yummy yogurt and fruit plate with grits, a poached egg, coffee and orange juice. Yum! 
The view from the dining room table. Now couldn't you get used to eating breakfast and looking at that view?
The kitchen.

View from the kitchen window. Little "snow balls" collected on the branches and you can see that long icicle hanging down.
The hallway.
The bathroom.
The "mud room" where there will eventually be  a sink and tile floor so the dogs can come in without tracking the outdoors in. Excuse our piles of clothes and blankets ;P
Rick and Malina's room.
The tree on Christmas Eve from the window. They didn't end up getting a tree this year so they just decorated the one out front. I think it worked out perfectly!
Ricky's Nana drinking her tea. She is a rockin' 84 year old woman! 
Here is Amelia. Sweet baby is 10!

Christmas day we enjoyed a delicious breakfast of gf quiche and gf buttermilk biscuits along with mimosa's and fruit salad :D
Ricky the mountain man. He was excited not to shave for a few days while we were away. lol.

After breakfast I got wrapped up in my beautiful scarf from Nellie and some borrowed boots from Malina. 
The dogs got on their snow boots and joined us.
We began our hike out the dining room door in the back yard. Wow, just look at this! 
Here is the view from one of the hill tops on our hike. Surrounded by beauty and nature! 
Christmas night we got in our family Christmas Story pajama's and relaxed. Here is Ricky's mom and dad hanging out in the chair.
Ricky made us some incredible fondue! 

Our fruit, veggies and cheese for dipping.
Our delicious spread of olives, dips, cheese,  sweet potato fries cooked on the wood burning stove, some of Ricky's honey mustard, this amazing red pepper dip, gf crackers, and bagle chips.

This red pepper, and walnut dip the neighbors made was just incredible!

The last day of our trip. I enjoyed my morning cup of coffee on the chair in front of the wood burning stove soaking up the view before returning to the city.

I hope you enjoyed a most Merry and relaxing holiday!

xo Genea

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