Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Get-Away

Wishing all a nice holiday.... We made a dash for the mountains and landed just in time for Christmas Eve sundown.... This little tree seemed to like our few ornaments.
Dad and I played the "it's snowing" game! Of course, I try to eat all the chunks of snows heading my way :)
Oh....and a pressie appeared in the little Christmas branches..along with a Milk Bone Ornament gifted to us by a neighbor who works at Sill Life Gifts. They make some amazing pieces.
Can you see the golden bone?
It was a pressie for mom....can you guess what it was? Hmmm...think think think.
No gentle-wrapper opening for this pressie....
Of course I helped manage the paper! Still guessing? From photo no. 5 in this post... Mom got a tripod! Happy mom :)
After lots of camera play, we headed to dinner at the Kirkwood Inn, and then to the Community Association for a Christmas Service that included much caroling. It was a nice evening, and I was even a very patient doggie during the service.
Saturday dawned with tremendous winds. Not much downhill skiing happening, so we found walks to do and things to check out. Above we see frozen ice and falls in the Red Cliffs area.
Inspecting the snow pack. Yes, there's lots of snows here.
We had our fun in the meadow at the base of Kirkwood Resort...
Watching out for Mr. Get-out-of-my-way!
Love this game! "Find It!"
Still lookin'!
Heehee! Up for air :) We didn't lose any balls this trip, whew!
Oh...and more smiles for mom. Dad gave her a new little super cool camera. The Panasonic Lumix. So much fun taking photos. And, so convenient for a pocket!
Lots and lots of mountain photos. Sunday made for a more pleasant ski day. About 12inches of new snow fell overnight, and much less winds. Mom and dad got in a few runs on the ski hill.
Dad in grey below...pondering his next turn. I was always ready for more rolls in the snow and "find it" games! The weekend was again over too soon....and we made our way safely and slowly down the very slippery mountain towards home. Ahhh... Have a nice week pals!


  1. What a great time! I'm glad you're having fun!!

  2. What a beautiful and amazing place for an adventure!! I'm glad you're having a great time!!

  3. Puppies in the snow. Could anything be better!! Although I'm surprised they didn't let you go skiing with them! :)

  4. Hi Sierra! I've seen you in some of Sammie and Avalon's blogs. It seems like you guys must be great friends! What a wonderful time you had in the snow for Christmas! Lucky dog, Levi and I are jealous!

    -Kristen and Levi

  5. *SIGH!*


    Please enjoy it fur me!


  6. awwwww, you made me "feel" the snow ( meanie mumster shaved some ice from the freezer and made us lick it)thankQ

    you sure had a wonderful Christmas and thanks for the ride!

    coco and tiffy

  7. Lots of snow for Christmas sounds perfect! I am glad all of you had a good time on the mountains and skiing is perfect for Christmas too! Beautiful beautiful photos!!!

  8. I luved everything about it! The christmas tree in the woods you decorated :D The snow play. And you got to ski! And what great pressies for Mom :D Yay for special get aways!

    Waggin at ya,

  9. What a fun get-away! Have fun, Sierra Rose!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. Great pictures - makes me want to get outside in the snow with Marge, despite how terrible my back feels after shoveling.

    Do you mind me asking which model of Lumix did your parents get? I am looking in to buying one for myself as a sort of late Christmas gift :)

  11. Wow, I really liked this post. I've missed seeing Sierra Rose. Sometimes I get distracted in reading your posts because that picture titled "I'm not ready to go home" cracks me up every time, every time. Please, never take that picture off your blog. Oh, would you mind if I save a couple of those mountain pictures and a "find it" face picture? Sierra is such a cutie with that snow face. Let me know what you think. We're so glad that you had a Merry Christmas,,super cool camera AND tripod!

  12. Hi Sierra Rose,
    You are a very beautiful girl. What beautiful pictures. Mom and Dad are very good friends with Raider and his parents..they told us about you so I thought I'd drop by to say meow. My mom and dad met Raider and his parents in May when they came through NC. I don't like cars rides so I didn't meet them.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  13. I just knew you guys would be playing in the snow! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

  14. Oh what a beautiful place to spend Christmas..

    Big Sloppy Kisses,
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  15. VERY cool pics! Looks like fun was had by all!

  16. Looks like you had a Wonderful Christmas! Great pictures of all the fun in the snow.

    Wags N Kisses,

  17. We absolutely love all of your pictures!!! Holiday pics are the best! Of course, your cute face in them Sierra..priceless!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  18. What a ton of snow! I remember those days when we had a cabin at Tahoe and made tunnels through the snow to get to the door (the walls were taller than me).

    It's SO much fun playing in all that snow, isn't it Sierra Rose? I hope that you and your family keep having so much winter fun!

  19. Beautiful photos and beautiful snow! So glad you are getting to enjoy our wet winter. Snow is a lot more fun than rain.

  20. I enjoyed your snowy mountain scenes and, of course, Sierra Rose. We are planning a trip to Tahoe in spring to watch the beginning of the Tour of CA. Happy New Year!

  21. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year Sierra and Family!

  22. Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Mom is convinced she would freeze to death in those situations, but she really enjoyed looking at your pictures!



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