I guess my friends and I just can't stay away from the snow! Since we had this last Monday off for MLK Day, my friends and I decided to head up to Kyle's cabin. We were up and on the road before the sun even came up. It was only a couple of hours away, but drives with my friends are always a blast. When we got to the cabin, we brought out stuff inside and the boys went to go get the quads and razor. We bundled up in our snow clothes, then took to the mountains. After a couple of hours, we had to head back to the cabin to let our fingers and toes thaw out. At the cabin, we all bundled up in blankets and turned on a movie.
For the rest of the day, we kept going back and forth between the snow and the blankets. And what kind of day would it be if we didn't turn up the music and have our own little dance party? Granted the guys were "too cool" to participate, but that's okay. We had a mini snowball fight, played card games, and Kyle even grilled burgers for dinner. Reluctantly, we all cleaned up the cabin so it looked like we were never there, put the quads away, and hit the road.
Though I was exhausted by the time I got back home, the entire day was so much fun. It was cool to all be on our own and it gave me a glimpse of what it was like to be an actual adult that takes care of themselves. But, as much fun as it was, I still love my family and living at home with all of them. It's fun to get out and have adventures like that, but I am so not ready for that to be an every day thing. Good thing I still have six more months before I have to be ready for that!
Who says you're confined to wearing dark colors just because it's winter? Not I! As much as I love wearing blacks and grays, sometimes it gets old after a while. When I saw this jacket, I instantly fell in love and had to have it. Right now, this color, and other pastels like powdery pinks are super popular. Although pastel colors like this might remind you of summer, you can combine them with neutral colors to make it feel more wintery (if that's even a word haha). The pastel colors also contrast really well with the edgier staples like tomboy jeans, leather jackets, and moto boots. I found the best of both worlds; a pastel leather jacket! I wore it with a white cropped turtleneck, ripped jeans, a pair of booties, and bam! A very trendy outfit to help me get out of my winter blues.
Since Monday was my last day off before I had to head back to school, I decided that I needed to go out with a bang, so, the night before, some friends and I made some quick plans to go snowboarding. I rounded up some snow clothes and decided that I that it would probably be wise to go to bed a little earlier than normal since we were going to leave at 4 in the morning. However, when you've been going to bed at 3am for almost three weeks, it's really hard to go to bed early. I think I got a solid 45 minutes of sleep before my alarm woke me up to get ready to go. Surprisingly, I didn't feel that tired managed to stay up for the entire 4 hour car ride.
We finally pulled up to Sunrise and we were all surprised to see how few cars were there; the mountain was practically empty. We all started layering the clothes on, strapped up, and headed toward the ski lift.
I hadn't been since last year so it took a second to get back in the feel of things. then, Beecher tried to teach me to go on my toe side. I started to get the hang of it after a few runs, but I fell back on my butt so many times I lost count. On my last run, I hit it so hard I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to get back up haha. That's when I knew I had to call it quits. I headed back to the car to take some medicine and wait for the boys to go down the mountain a few more times.
Finally they came knocking on the window, we threw all of our snow clothes into the back of the car, and started the drive back home. It was a crazy long day and my body is sore in places I didn't even know it was possible to be sore, but it was 100% worth it. I can't think of a better way to spend my last day of break or better people to spend it with.