Waking up in Taos was one of my favorite parts of the day. Since New Mexico is one hour behind Texas, it was easy to be out of bed bright and early with plenty of time to hang out before the slopes opened at nine. Every morning Blake would get out of bed and immediately light the kiva fireplace in our room and we would drink coffee sitting on the hearth while looking out the window at the snow-covered patio outside.
This particular morning was our last full day in Taos so we made sure to get up extra early to enjoy some quality time before heading to the mountain. I loved this porch from the minute we walked up to the house the first time, so we decided to enjoy a second (or maybe third) cup of coffee out here on our last morning, staying cozy with my alpaca blanket wrapped like a scarf (found while shopping in the plaza a few days before!), a thick knit turtleneck sweater, blue skinnies (with hot chillys underneath), and my Minnetonka moccasins.
Just as we finished our coffee and headed back inside, a storm that we’d been hearing about for a few days blew in and it started snowing like crazy! We watched it fall powdery soft as it covered everything with a perfect white blanket in no time, and then changed our clothes, loaded up our gear, and headed out into the flurries to have our fun with it.
At the end of the day, we stopped on the drive home to get pictures of the snow-covered valley and landscape, and then retreated to the warm sanctuary of the hot tub, steaming cup of coffee in hand — another one of my favorite parts of the day.
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