Greetings From Mammoth!

During the holidays time really escapes me. I had planned on blogging about my upcoming family trip to Mammoth but before I knew it, I was here!

We took the kids to Mammoth for the weekend with some friends and their kids to try skiing for the first time! More on that in a moment.

Wednesday night we took the kids to Olive Garden. I had some wine.

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Tons of salad:

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And a simple bowl of spaghetti with marinara:

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Thursday morning’s breakfast was an egg beater sandwich on a toasted English muffin with a slice of cheese and a side of strawberries.

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I dropped the kids off at school and had an hour to kill before I had to go back to the school to do some volunteer work. I spent that hour at Starbucks enjoying a latte.

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I had a wax appointment right afterwards and then I had to go to Target with a list a mile long. I didn’t think I’d have time to stop for lunch so I brought lunch with me.

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Turkey sandwich, Wheat Thins, an apple and dates (which I didn’t end up eating).

I picked up the kids from school and got everyone packed for Mammoth. My husband and I went out for a little date night at my favorite restaurant, Firenze.

More wine:

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We shared the Chopped Caesar salad:

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I ordered the Linguine al Vongole (linguine with clams in a spicy red sauce):

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I ate EVERY bite.

Yesterday morning’s breakfast was a toasted English muffin with Teddie peanut butter and strawberries.

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My husband and I took the kids to school and went to Starbucks (again) to kill some time before my son’s Jog-a-thon. I used my free birthday coffee certificate and got a BIG latte. :) (My birthday is next Friday, Dec 16th. Gifts are accepted.)

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I love that the school does a Jog-a-thon every year.  It’s a great way to raise money and keep the kids active. Afterwards, we took both kids and hit the road for Mammoth! It’s about a 6 hour drive. We stopped a few times so all in all, it took 7 hours. We stopped along the way for Subway and I ate it in the car. The drive was long but peaceful. I did most of the driving and enjoyed it.

We finally arrived at our hotel, checked in and met our friends. Then it was off to Gonzo’s for dinner. More wine!

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I enjoyed some chips and salsa too. For my entree I ordered a cheese enchilada and a fish taco.

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The food was really good….especially the fish taco. I wasn’t sure if a snowy town did good Mexican food but they did! Score!

Guess what is right downstairs in our hotel?

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Starbucks! I’ve really been spoiling myself lately.

My husband and his friend went skiing. My friend and I dropped our kids off at ski school. My kids have never skied before. Neither have I for that matter. I have no desire to ski. I have an intense fear of falling so my fear really holds me back.

No worries! We went shopping and had a nice lunch at a place called Burgers instead. Yes…..more wine.

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Tuna sandwich and fries:

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Fabulous! I’m chilling in the hotel room for a little bit until it’s time to pick up the little ones. I hope they had fun!!!!

Do you like to drive long distances? I love to drive!

Do you ski?


  1. GAH. Starbucks!!! I do the same thing haha. Especially in the winter time. Everything looks delicious girl!

  2. GAH. Starbucks!!! I do the same thing haha. Especially in the winter time. Everything looks delicious girl!

  3. Hi Melissa!
    I just came across your website and it is so cute. Self taught graphic designer??? I'm impressed. I've been trying to make my blog cute and I just don't have a clue what I'm doing. Do your templates only work for blogspot? I'm on wordpress.
    And yes I like to drive long distances with good music and good people. I LOVE to snowboard!

  4. @julsy89
    Hi! So glad you found my blog! I actually found a template designer on Etsy! There's no way I could do this myself! :)

  5. @Melissa Hi Melissa! Thanks for replying and coming to my blog as well!


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