Our winter escape to Vail is a weekend I'll remember forever! Last summer, while visiting, we fell in love with a breathtaking piece of art, painted by the artist, Britten. This particular piece grabbed ahold of us and wouldn't let us go. Chris and I knew that we had to have it! Britten shares my exact philosophy on life and her art mirrors my heart in a big way. Her descriptive words on life take my breath away. They speak straight to my soul. I also agree that life "is all about the experience". It's a beautiful and mysterious thing...life.
Well, fast forward to a lazy January weekend at home. Chris surprised us all and suggested we pack up quickly and head to Vail to look at "our art" again. He timed us. We successfully packed for our trip in less than 5 minutes. In a jif, we were loaded in the car, mittens, scarves, boots, and rolling down the road.
Chris made me the happiest girl in the world when we arrived at the art studio and he resolutely stated that we would buy the art! I was (and still am!!!) on cloud 100! It was such a unique and exciting experience for our entire family as we bought one of our first pieces of real-deal art. ;)
Our artwork is called
"Passionate: freedom of the heart".
Freedom of the heart is so appropriate for me personally,
because I have been on a big journey on finding freedom in the last year or two.
I feel like this painting is symbolic of that beautiful journey.
Finding something to bring home from a beautiful art gallery,
is a family experience to remember forever!
Afterwards, we celebrated at a fancy-pants French restaurant.
Celebratory oysters, wine, and dessert of course.
Writing about this makes me feel giddy all over again.
Thank you Christopher for making dreams come true!
You really do create all kinds of happy inside my heart!
While there, we also saw incredible ice sculptures!
Not nearly as exciting as our Vail weekend, but still a treasured weekend together, was our quick weekend trip to Breckenridge. We have a passionate desire to show our kids the world right around us, the world that is only footsteps outside our door.
The mountain peaks at Breckenridge are mighty and majestic! These are the sights where heaven and nature truly do sing. When I stare at this amazing view, I marvel in the smallness of humans and I feel God's greatness envelope me.
The Continental Divide!
Breckenridge was a snowy, cozy, family weekend!
Mile high hot chocolates!
And big bites of yummy homemade mountain cookies!
We went on a snow-packed walk in the trees.
Chris bought me some giant, soft, polar bear gloves!
Winter is a wonderland.
Every day is a gift, every season, a new page.
I'm grateful for these family hours,
happy for all the Saturdays and Sundays,
smashed in between our busy weekdays.
These twin days are our favorite days.
They are the minutes we get to celebrate family
and soak up every beautiful part of our world!
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