Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

My eyes hurt.

They literally hurt. I have gotten next to no sleep these last few days.

Christmas weekend was wonderful. Perfect. Fantastic. Whimsical. BUSY.

Twas a wonderful time with my family doing all the Christmasy things: board games, Xmas movies, Holiday food, Spiked Egg Nog, Music, Company, Parties

*cough* photo shoots w/ the Dog on Xmas Eve & Day... *cough*

And a great time at a local pub with my friends, listening to music fireside with a few brewskis. Only downside was the missing Boy as he was in his hometown this week. Boohoo!

We capped off the weekend with a trip to Mt. Hood on Sunday for a day (and night) of Skiing with my Dad, Bro and Sis.

(ABOVE: In all my skiing gear!)

(ABOVE: View from the Chair Lift)

(ABOVE LEFT: My Sis & Me on Chair Lift, ABOVE RIGHT: My Dad & Me pre-Skiing, BELOW: Outside the Lodge Mid-Mountain called "The Warming Hut")

(ABOVE: On the Chair Lift with my Little Brother. BELOW: My Sis & Me at top of Mtn. I'm in the Pink!)

My Bro is the only Boarder of the group but our skills and speed level remain very close. Also because I like to do jumps (& as a Skier, that's a bit trickier), I use shorter skis which allow me to move faster and better in terrain. I can't tell you how much I love Skiing in Oregon in the Winter.

As far as Xmas presents go, I got a great amount of items. However, with me moving out into a new apartment in the coming months- I was bombarded with gifts for my new home because most of the stuff I have here, is my Roomy's. Thus my Christmas stash of expensive pots, pans, kettles and cocktail&wine glasses looked a bit like the aftermath of a Bridal shower (minus the Groom and the Toilet-Paper-Bride remnants of course).

Though what I really wanted for Christmas was to find a way to look like this on New Year's Eve:

(Image found here.)

So... I have 3 days to figure that one out!

Looking forward to catching up on all your Blogs tomorrow morning!

Also, logging in tonight meant Christmas had come AGAIN as I was the lucky winner of Leah's giveaway! I am so stoked!! The Prize was a chic reusable bag! You don't even know how happy that makes me. As seen below of an Xmas day picture, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE reusable bags and just discovered them this year. Faboosh! Thank you Leah!

Sweet Dreams!

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What a great post with such great pictures. Looks like you had a really nice Christmas!



Unknown said...

Wow - so busy. I can see why you have sore eyes. Sounds like loads of nice fun! I'm just tired from the heat!

Leah said...

Welcome back Caitlin!

I was looking at the pics and I can't miss you because you are wearing PINK. The same kind of pink I see in your header and everywhere in your blog. Hahaha!

PS... I got all the details. I'll email you when the items are on their way. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love your makeup!! you look so gorgeous
you look like youre having so much fun, I wish I actually WANTED to ski haha!

bananas. said...

Is that picture of the outside of the bar??? It looks like a scene from a movie with the snow and all. I love it!

Looks like you had fun girlie. Personally, i think you look way better than kim.

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Love all the pics - looked like a great time! :)

Holly Lefevre said...

You look good in every photo! Looks like you are having a great time even without the BOY! And...I think you could probably look better than Kim K on New Years!

Cafe Fashionista said...

You and your family are truly too cute for words, Caitlin!! So glad you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

And congratulations on winning Leag's giveaway! Reusable bags = love!! :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Looks like fun!!!

Tights Lover said...

Wow...busy weekend. I can see why your eyes hurt!

I love the photos...and I love the Ren & Stimpy-inspired post title!

Sixfatwomen said...


What a fantastic weekend you had! Glad all went well. It is always a joy when we are able to "hit the slopes", so to speak! I simply must get out there this year!

By the way, who is taking most of these pictures? They seem to be beautifully framed to capture your very essence! I wanted to give credit where credit is due....simply marvelous!

Kata Wagner Berg said...

So good to look at your pictures! Happiness cames from them :)

I wish we had snow...If I was staying in Norway I could sky 2

Happy New Years!!!

Mari said...

You look so cute in all the snow gear! I wish my Arizona butt could do this but all that snow and athleticism would be a volatile combination for me!

Sher said...

Oh my eyes hurt too, from the lack of sleep! Everyday is a whirlwind of activity!! You looked like you had a fantastic time, I love your pink snow jacket:)


Anonymous said...

You are the epidome of snow bunny!! How do you stay looking so gorgeous? Kim has nothing on you! Happy New Year (can't wait to see what you wear - jealous!)

Graham I. Haynes said...

Wow! Looks like you had a lot of fun.
Cute dog / skiing pics :)
And don't worry about looking like Kim.
You already got it going on.

meraldia said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time, wow!! Happy New Year's Eve!

Grumpy old man said...

Caitlin hi,
Now who says you wont look as good as her on new years eve, remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. From the pics I have seen of you, you look as good as her any day.

Skiing?? afraid I will break my neck, but |I love to watch, looks very exciting. Now you see, you are an excellent skier, but can Kim ski? I bet not and if she can, I'd bet not as good as you...!

Be grateful for the talents you have, and remember, Kim only looks so good coz she pays thousands of dollars to make up artists etc, etc. let her remover all of that paint, and I'd also bet you look better without make up than she does.

Hope your new year will start with a bang and I hope you are going to take pics of you so we can all vote on who looks better, you or Kim.

Best wishes and take care.

o said...

yay, ure back!:) looks like u had a wonderful holiday with ur family:) love these pics especially the photo shoot with ur dog:D u look "faboosh"!":)aah, i'm so jealous of ur skiing pics! i've been wanting to go lol i heard that the snow up there is awesome for skiing/snowboarding:D

p.s. congrats on winning the giveaway:D

Sierra said...

Looks like you had a blast and my man was with his family too, boo on them! Lol. You look so pretty while you went skiing!

Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... said...

hi caitlin. i just wanted to pop over and say hi and thanks for stopping by my blog. it's always fun to meet other people who blog and live in portland.

i liked seeing all your pictures at the mountain. i snowboard, but haven't been up yet this season. i do have one question though.... how the heck do you look so cute while you're skiing??? i always have a red nose and messed up hair. well...however you do it, you look awesome :).