72 hours in Tahoe

Last week we ran away to Tahoe for a few days. I did not bring a laptop, and it was just as marvelous as it sounds. Also! After not wanting coffee for two whole months, the cooler temps worked some voodoo magic on me and I drank not one, not two, but THREE WHOLE CUPS OF COFFEE (over the span of three days, but still ... I haven't had coffee since May!).

I forgot how much I love to be caffeinated. 

Trip highlights: building sand castles at sunset, swinging with an ocean view, not wearing makeup for two whole days, reading a book in the hot tub, sitting in the hot tub, playing I Spy in the hot tub, eating a chocolate chip cookie in the hot tub, and oh did I mention how much I love hot tubs? 

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We also went mini golfing and Everett and I both scored a hole in one. Brett is still not over it. Sorry babe, you'll get em next time! *she says with a condescending pat on the shoulder*

(Look: I'm not good at sports, so when I happen to beat Brett at anything in what is surely an act of pure luck, I have to gloat obsessively for at least 6+ months to keep him humble. He is good at all sports, which I find a tad obnoxious.)

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We stayed at the cutest AirBNB which featured the most spectacular staircase my children have ever seen. Forget the hot tub, forget the ski lift chair swing, forget the chalkboard wall in the kitchen; just give them stairs and let them go up and down 400 times and it's the best vacation of their entire lives. 

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All in all, we had a wonderful time, and can't wait to go back next year. 

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black swimsuit // hat // get $40 off your first AirBNB stay // song in video is "River" by Tow'rs *

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Ashlee Gadd

Ashlee Gadd is a wife, mother, writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. When she’s not dancing in the kitchen with her two boys, Ashlee loves curling up with a good book, lounging in the sunshine, and making friends on the Internet. She loves writing about everything from motherhood and marriage to friendship and faith.