Scenes from our Weekend | Aspen

We spent the last week in Aspen for a very special occasion.  Aspen was a special place to my Dad who had spent at least one week a year there for over 30 years before he passed in January.   He had an annual guys trip every year for a week in December with some guys from college, some from work, and over the last 10 years or so my brothers were included.  It was always a week they looked forward to as we come from a family that LOVES skiing.   You may remember from this post back in May that my Dad wanted his ashes in two places: Destin and Aspen.  We spread his ashes in Destin over Memorial weekend and we spread the rest of the ashes this week on Aspen mountain.  It was an emotional mini-ceremony that we had for him on the mountain with family and a few of his friends that always went with him on his weekly guy's trip.  We felt blessed to "ski" with him one last time on Aspen mountain and reminisce on plenty of stories about his many trips to the mountains.  

I'm so happy that we brought Brody with us because he truly had a blast.  He loved the cooler weather and the snow and we loved watching him explore and do lots of new things.  I can't wait to get this kids on skis soon! 

 Please excuse my dirty bed head and no make-up :)

Matt with the cousins! 

We took Brody sledding and built a snowman.  There was a lack of snow at the Aspen recreation center that we took him too, but it was still fun. 

We celebrated my brothers birthday while we were there which is always fun.  We had a great balance of time with Brody and adult time.  We actually got babysitters out there which was the first time he has really stayed with anyone besides family members.  He did great and so did we :)

Me with my two brothers

Me with my sweet SIL!

Our little oompa loompa

It was a great trip and now were happy to be home and get ready for Christmas.  Can you believe there's only 10 days till Christmas????

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  1. What a special visit you guys had!! Looks like it was a really great time and how perfect was the weather for you guys!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  2. so sweet that all of you could get together for this trip! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. What a great weekend! That's awesome you guys all were able to get together and the scenery is gorgeous!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. What a fun weekend and an awesome change from FL weather (especially for B!) I can't even imagine the emotions of the trip, but it's so special that you were able to all be there <3

  5. Aw what a great weekend and way to remember your Dad! Brody looks adorable in his little vest and boots!

  6. Loved all of your outfits, pjs and sunglasses included! Your trip looked amazing. What a nice way to celebrate your dad. The "firsts" are so hard, so I will be thinking of you this season. It really looks like you have such an amazing family, I'm sure your dad is so proud.

  7. Wow - such gorgeous pictures, and Brody just keeps getting cuter and cuter. I love your matching Hunter boots! What a special and emotional trip I'm sure - it seems like your Dad was one amazing man, who loved his family and friends! So glad you could go and honor him this week. XOXO

  8. Looks like so much fun! I'm so glad y'all got to enjoy time in such a special place. (And I love your sunglasses!)

  9. What a special trip and wonderful way to remember your dad. Aspen looks incredibly beautiful!!

  10. Looks like a very special trip for your family. So glad you were able to bring Brody along to remember your dad and celebrate his life in a place that he loved!

  11. I say this every time, but how cute is Brady?! I love all of his preppy little outfits. So cute! Looks like y'all had such a wonderful time!
    xo Southern Style

  12. What a sweet tribute to your dad! Looks like a wonderful trip with lots of family and fun! It's so beautiful there!

  13. Such a special trip! So cool that you guys got to do that and you know your dad was looking down and loving it :) Looks like everyone had the best time! I cannot wait to get out skiing this year!

  14. What a special, sweet time! Love Brody and all your family time. You are gorgeous, which I feel like I tell you every single comment! xo

  15. Loved all the pictures! So glad you were able to spread his ashes there, what a sweet time with family remembering & honoring him!! Im super obsessed with your blanket scarf!! & so jealous of the snow! We had SO much the start of November now nada & doesnt look like we will get anything for Christmas!!

  16. such a sweet and touching tribute and a great celebration!

  17. What a special trip. I know this time of year can't be easy for you but at least you got a chance to honor your Dad and do something you know he would love. Looks like Brody had a great time!! He's too cute, I wish we lived close so the boys could play together!