Merry Christmas!

Well, I have to say it’s even more gorgeous than usual up here in Summit County, and I’ve just returned from a glorious morning on the slopes. Apologies for my lack of updates as of late, but this is my first day off in more than a week, so time has been short.

I will write a more detailed post in the next few days, but for now I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Being away from family at the holidays is hard, but I’m lucky to have a great support system up here in the mountains – not to mention an amazing view – to help me through it. I am so thankful for all of my family and friends today. Every morning that I wake up in this beautiful place I feel more and more amazingly blessed, and it’s really in large part thanks to you guys that I am able to be here. It’s thanks to growing up around such incredible people that I’ve had the strength, courage and outlook necessary for this little adventure.

I love you all. I miss you all. I can’t wait to see each and every one of you. And I hope you have the merriest Christmas possible.

So much love,

Mariana

Winter Wonderland

That’s it. I may have just witnessed the most spectacular sunset ever. And that’s saying something after growing up on the gulf coast and spending 6 months at Canyonlands. Check this out:

This photo was absolutely NOT edited in any way. Amazing huh?

And the best part? I watched it from my living room.

I repeat: my life is awesome.

Colors of the Wind

My life is awesome.

I can’t stop thinking it. I’ve been here in Colorado for four days now, and I am so glad I came. Granted, they have been four very long days. But awesome days none the less. Where do I begin?

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