happy new year!

happy new year!
we ended the year on a high note…literally! 
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we went to our favorite ski resort alta 
and spent the day skiing in a pretty snowstorm.
we stayed at the lodge late to watch the torchlight parade
down the mountain, and then got dinner at
porcupine grill, one of our favorite places in SLC.
we ended the night with my family and went up neff’s canyon
to sled in the moonlight — pretty memorable!
^^ my mom in her happy place. can you tell?
we skied hard all day, and then it was time
for the torchlight new year’s eve ski parade!
this is what the torchlight parade looks like at alta…
hundreds of skiers go up with torches and ski down!
my parents did it, and we hung back to watch.
fish tacos, salad, and pizza from one of
our favorite spots, porcupine grill.
it was the perfect way to ring in the new year.

this morning we went down to my brother’s
to have my sister in law’s famous belgian waffles
{the authentic kind} with fresh cream and fruit.

love these 3.
i already love 2014…except for the goodbyes
that came after this breakfast. we are currently
en route back to california, but luckily we
have a relaxing getaway the next few days
before we get back to work. happy new year!
yay 2014!
ps see our recap of 2013 here.and see all of our fun over the holidays here:
our snowy welcome home, christmas eve with my
family, christmas day with chase’s family, our
little ski vacay to deer valley, and all the
activities in between. whew! what a visit.