Back in December, in celebration of Andrew's graduation and our 4th wedding anniversary, we took a vacation to Sun Valley Ski Resort.
We checked in to the hotel amidst crazy snowfall. There were seventy-something inches on that mountain we'd be boarding on.
The resort is insanely ritzy. We never could have gone were it not for a gift card given to help shoulder the cost. It felt like the kind of place you'd expect to see a movie star come around the corner at any moment. It was all very surreal.
Finding our room.
Here was the cozy, happy, yellow stripe-ed bedroom. I loved it.
Somehow, we ended up in one of the few rooms with a private balcony.
The view was beautiful and forest-y and mountain-y. And as you can see from the accumulation on the railing...snowy.
That first night, we relaxed, watched a movie, and drank hot chocolate next to the fire.
The only thing needed to complete this picture is a french maid vacuuming in the background and a smoking cigar held nonchalantly in Andrew's left hand.
Even the toilet paper was fancy. Have you ever seen something so ridiculous? I'm sorry, but I can't imagine a more foolish waste of my time then folding bathroom tissue into little points.
I'm just too practical for the rich life I guess.
Outside the Inn, all the festively decorated trees made for a stunning, nighttime stroll.
Not to mention the snow sculptures...
And the ice sculptures. I love the Christmas ornaments frozen inside!
In the morning, we splurged on room service. To give you an idea of just how grandiose this place is, we found a corn dog and fries on the kid's menu for nine bucks!
But the food was yummy!
Um, Andrew? As much as I appreciate you demonstrating my point, will you please just smile at the camera like a normal human being?
Thank you. That's better.
Then we got dressed for a day on the slopes!
That there is my: "I'm so stoked to go snowboarding on a foot of fresh powder today!" self portrait.
And what a fine day it was for it too! Just look at that sunshine!
But the rest of the story will have to be saved for another day...