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After the Snow Refreshed and Ready

Groovy Green Livin snow [1]

Over a foot of snow fell last week while I was on vacation. That might make some of you want to run as fast as you can to a warmer climate and to others it’s a windfall. I’m in the latter camp. I can’t get enough snow. I love to ski, hike, skate, sled and anything else that involves spending time outside. Yes, I get cold but hand warmers [2] have completely revolutionized my love of the cold outdoors.

But the party’s over. I’m not going to lie to you, it was rough waking up this morning and getting back into the groove. After spending 11 solid days with my family in ski country you would think that I would have been just plain giddy when the yellow school bus pulled up to take my children back to school, but that didn’t happen. No giddiness, no relief, only a hint of sadness that another vacation has come to a close. But this vacation [3] felt different than others. The toll of the Sandy Hook tragedy [4] was next to impossible to ignore. The hugs were that much bigger and the ability to remain present in the moment [5] was that much simpler.  This vacation represented a much needed break from reality and it’s sometimes harsh consequences.

I spent my days skiing, hiking, sleeping and watching movies, snuggled on the couch with my three children because I could. Remembering that there are so many who couldn’t.

Groovy Green Livin snow [6]

Hiking up the mountain in snow shoes

This time of year is a bit iffy if you’re a skier. There’s no guaranty that there’ll be any natural snow. We really lucked out this vacation with over a foot of snow. We actually skied in powder! Take that west coasters.

Groovy Green Livin snow [7]

Now back to our regularly scheduled program. I’m feeling renewed, refreshed and ready to see what 2013 has in store for all of us. There are some pretty cool things in the works here at Groovy Green Livin and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Wishing all of you a New Year where all your dreams come true.


How did you spend the holidays? 

photo credit: Palojono [8] via photopin [9] cc [10]

In honor of  not-so Wordless Wednesday I’ve linked up with Better in Bulk [11], Dagmar’s Momsense [12]Live and Love Out Loud, Project Alicia [13]Mama Dweeb  [14]and I Thought I Knew Mama.

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#1 Comment By Marsha On January 2, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

Your vacation sounds wonderful! I want to love the snow, especially since there is almost 2 feet on the ground, but I’m just not feeling it this year. Maybe I need those hand warmers and a winter sport!

#2 Comment By bettyl On January 2, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

I do love to see photos, but that’s about all! I love your first one, it’s perfect!
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#3 Comment By Jennifer On January 3, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

If you haven’t joined Wordless Wednesday Bloggers yet, please share your WW at [16] each and every week!

#4 Pingback By Skiing on the Moo-ve with Stonyfield Smoothies On February 25, 2013 @ 11:40 am

[…] Skiing and snacking seem to go hand-in-hand in our family. We ski a few runs and then the inevitable question pops out of someones mouth, “Can we head in for a snack?”. In their defense, my boys work hard when they’re skiing and their appetites are justifiably always on overdrive. The snacking is constant and grabbing something healthy on-the-go can sometimes be challenging. […]