Friday, March 27, 2015

Deep Creek Lake


Contrary to popular belief, I do occasionally write a post in which Addison is not the main topic. I know you guys only hang around to see Henry photos but humor me here and pretend this blog could exist without the Beeg. (I totally just used three names for one person in the first paragraph...this post is shaping up nicely.)

I have this fascination with ski resorts. I blame James Bond and the Pink Panther. In Western Maryland there is this tiny ski town known as Deep Creek Lake. Despite the confusing name (still trying to figure that one out) it's pretty much perfect. It's so middle of nowhere there isn't even cell service but it only takes five minutes to reach a grocery store or coffee shop (I try to not think about how far the nearest hospital is.) My family visited for the first time last March, instantly fell in love and made plans to return for my mom's birthday. February 5th we packed our sweaters and snow gear and hit the road.
Traveling buddies! This row totally rocks the van.





An essential part of any trip is good food. Fortunately there's Brenda's. Guys, this place is awesome.
Not only is their pizza 110% amazing (and this is coming from a snooty Italian)...
You get to eat with this beautiful view of the lake. Win, win situation.
Of course the main reason for the trip was to celebrate my mom's birthday. After bugging her for weeks to give me a theme to work with I finally just decided to match the presents and decor to the scenery. Because that's what everyone does, right? I love the vintage Putz houses but they are hard to find so I ended up just making my own...which was so much fun and I love the way it came out. The wrapping paper, brush trees and miniature deer and skiers are all from Etsy.
For the record, fair isle and moose pajamas are absolutely essential to a weekend in the mountains.
Despite out little people population being too high to participate in skiing and snowboarding we thoroughly enjoy the outdoors. There is sledding...
Snow man building...
Exploring the woods...
And braving thin ice...
 Basically we love snow, cold and winter.
 Which doesn't mean we don't enjoy the indoors...
Guys, even the architecture screams ski resort.
With movies and countless card games...
A  perfect spades hand. I bid seven.
And of course snacking.
The boys spent pretty much the whole weekend throwing darts...
 And I spent pretty much the whole weekend sleeping in this chair by the fireplace. 
Okay, so I like napping.
 And (despite worry over Addison's persistent weight loss...which reminded us life with Henry is 24/7/365) a lovely (for the most part) time was had by all.

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