Natalia and I flew down to Oregon to spend New Year's with Jeff Hemphill, Lisa Hansen, Jason Stowers,
and Avie Meadows. Thanks to Jeff for sending these pics since I lost my camera in the snow.


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We booked a resort home in Sun River for a few days around New Year's. This meant we could chill out, go skiing,
go play in the snow, or have a fondue! These are some pics from the fondue. The cheese fondue was MONEY!


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Check out the stringy cheese.


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I know that I enjoyed it. A special shout out to my sister Renee for the sweet sweater I'm wearing here.


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Here are the important people of the week.


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The next night Jeff and Lisa made homemade pasta. The actual dough must be rolled out a LOT!


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Natalia and I are busy making the filling here.


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Notice a theme of the ladies working and Jeff and I goofing off...


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A nice picture of Jeff and Lisa making pasta together.


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The finished result. What a feast!


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This is our exciting New Year's eve. It turns out that you get old and start watching Dick Clark,
even though Dick himself broadcasted pretty much dead this year.


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This is pregnant Avie with baby Porter.


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See Porter, that's where you were living for 9 months.

Jeff, Amanda, and I backcountry at Tumalo Ridge


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Jeff and I and Mount Bachelor. Thanks to our friend Amanda Hoffus, we were able to get some sweet turns across
the street from Bachelor.


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Amanda and I checking out the sweet lines off the back side of Tumalo.


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Oh yeah, let's get stoked! It's time to shred some gnar!


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Some snowshoers also made the trip up the mountain.


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These are the three sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity, or South, Middle and North.


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Yeehaw, how sweet does this look?


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Hoffer kicking up some sweet snow. Yeah, and she claimed to be tired!


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Some nice 'S' turns in the powpow.


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The lovely Amanda Hoffus, our great guide for the afternoon. Thanks Amanda!


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Tumalo gets the Paul Perrault stamp of approval.


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Trudging our way home.


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Thanks Jeff for sending these pics. This was Jeff's first day taking his skis to the backcountry. It was
also his first day using his new skins. The first of many more.

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