Hi!  This weekend, Blake and I took off to Beaver Creek in Colorado to watch his brother Steven race in the FIS Alpine World Cup.  I wasn’t familiar with the world of ski racing until I met the Nymans, and I’ve loved being a part of the excitement!  The energy and vibe around it all is so great – being at a race is so much fun.  And since this race (called Birds of Prey) is the only race on the men’s World Cup tour that is held on US soil, it’s so fun to be the home team ;).

I’m so proud and excited to say that Steven placed THIRD! Which is a seriously amazing feat.  To give you an idea of how intense the competition is, the guy who placed above Steven beat him by only two HUNDREDTHS of a second.  I can’t even blink that fast!  And they’re doing all this at about 70 miles per hour.  I could go on and on about how cool my brother-in-law is, but click here for more on today’s race.  If you want to watch the race for yourself, it airs Sunday on NBC at noon Pacific time!

Steven Nyman - Birds of Prey - Beaver Creek World CupSteven Nyman - Birds of Prey - Beaver Creek World Cup

In other (much less exciting) news, I found the perfect outfit for winter road-tripping, lodge lounging, and base-layering when skiing…I have pretty much been living in it since we made the drive out here.  It’s from lululemon – but I branched out from the usual lulu pieces I get and went for cotton leggings and a cozy wool sweater.  You’ve got to feel their cotton leggings –  they’re CRAZY soft and so comfortable, but still flattering.  And the sweater is so warm!  I love the color, texture, fit, and especailly the thumbholes ;).

LuluLemon - The Golden Natives - Beaver Creek

Sweater ~ Leggings ~ Boots sold out (similar here!) ~ Hat

imageLuluLemon - The Golden Natives - Beaver CreekLuluLemon - The Golden Natives - Beaver Creek

(This is me BEAT after a long day of race-watching and cheering in the cold, and skiing afterwards!)

I love being here in Beaver Creek – it’s such a magical place in the winter time!  Christmas lights and decorations everywhere, fun restaurants and shops, an ice skating rink, and of course, the skiing is the best part!  The Nymans are always fun to be with, and so patient and encouraging of my developing ski skills ;).  Here’s to many more years of trips like these, and races like today’s for Steven!

GO USA!!!!