Thursday, December 27, 2012

An Indulgent Christmas Morning



On Christmas morning, my senses were jolted by a flurry of sounds and smells. Echoing questions of "Where's my other glove?" and "Did we really have to get up so early?" resonated from different parts of our cabin in Mammoth as faucets turned on, off and floor boards creaked and squeaked. In the kitchen, every pour of the Café Escapes brewing from our Keurig K-Cup home brewer seemed to lift me further away from slumber enticing me with its rich awakening aroma. Groggy-eyed, I made my way to the kitchen to find my entire family eating breakfast while bundled up like snow bunnies. They were fueling for a day on the ski slopes while I stayed in to battle a stubborn cold. I was secretly glad to have an excuse to stay in as the idea of frolicking in freezing weather sends pangs of pain through my core.

The mere motion of eight people leaving for the day was an event in and of itself and took an additional fifteen minutes as each of them had forgotten something or another. As I finally waved goodbye to everyone, slid my cousin's hat which had somehow ended up in my Dad's camera bag, back on his head, and shut the door behind me, I stood there and basked in the moment of pure silence that follows pure chaos. I then walked over to the kitchen, poured myself a cup of steaming hot and satisfyingly sweet Café Caramel and sat by the window to watch the fluttering of snow cover all in sight with its pure white glaze. It was such an indulgence to sip on warmth that covered my head to my toes while the world around me chilled under snow and ice. I was alone but I was surrounded by love, family, and a very white Christmas.






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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. 

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33 comments:

Christine Ver said...

I would love to spend the holidays in snow like that! LA doesn't permit it, but I'm not complaining about a sunny Christmas either ;) Hope you had a great holiday!

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Lens & anything Else said...

Beautiful view

Silvia Postolatiev said...

Magical post!


Merry Christmas, dear!

kisses,
Silvia


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chocolatefashioncoffee said...

lovely photos :)




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An ia said...

amazing photos :)

ka milka said...

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Andeana Vilaseca said...

Amazing photos!

Marramiauuu

EV said...

The snow is amazing! Def. a winter wonderland!

xoxo
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Sharon said...

Gorgeous pictures!



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Chiara said...

Gorgeous pictures! And that lipstick looks amazing on you!

Jen27 said...

Beautiful photos! A White Christmas, indeed! You look perfectly cozy- love the sweater and red lips :)

-Jen

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Rachel Ashely said...

Your sweater is so cute! This post makes me want to cozy up with a cup of coffee! Your photos are beautiful!

Xo,
Rachel Ashley
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Raffles Bizarre said...

These photos are just incredible, I'm not usually a fan of snow but these make it so appealing. I've mentioned you on my post going live tomorrow morning.

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

SO GORGEOUS!!!LOVE THE SWEATER!!!

FierceandFashionable said...

I love Cafe Escapes :) Great sweater.

Michelle
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Ayya Z. said...

Loving your arm stack!

Janna said...

Great pictures!

Sparks In Spring said...

Lovely shots, I just returned from my ski trip, I already miss snowfall!

x Sparks In Spring

Gigi.T said...

amazing photos! Lovely blog <3


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xx ♥

Lucie Srbová said...

Gorgeous pics! love them!

Kisses, Lucy:)

Little Rus said...

Such a beautiful place to be for the holidays! x

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Aubrey and Melissa said...

Looks like a lovely Christmas! Love your sweater, looks very cozy and cute.

Marie said...

WOW you are so beautiful! :) Love these pictures :)

Lydia said...

ahh this is so christmassy! love it. x

madzia said...

beautiful pictures :)

KKK said...

beautiful <3

Caro * said...

Fabulous pictures, I love your sweater :)

Coline Chavaroche said...

Perfect pictures i like it it's so beautiful !

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JennyScribbles said...

love the pics!
cute sweater :)

xx
jen
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Roki-blog said...

Sublime !!
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grunge-queen said...

Beautiful photos! What a great place to have been for the holiday season. Sorry you were sick, though. :)

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