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Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares pics of ski trip just days before first wedding anniversary Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Sometimes it’s hard to believe how fast time goes. Heck, it’s already been nearly a year since Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy tied the knot on Dec. 31, 2016, at a lush New Year’s Eve wedding on the grounds of Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. And from the moment these two said their ‘I dos’, it’s been a year of massive change and emotion, including Dale Jr.’s return to the track after a concussion, his announcement that he was retiring at the conclusion of the 2017 season, the couple’s news of a new renovation show on the DIY Network, and Dale Jr. and Amy’s huge news that they were expecting a baby in 2018!

Whew, now that’s what you call a year well spent.

Now these two are celebrating their amazing year during what already looks like an epic anniversary trip to Aspen, Colorado. “This should be fun,” Dale Jr. wrote on his Instagram page on Dec. 28 alongside a pic from his view from high up in the air.

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This should be fun…..

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“First time skiing,” Dale Jr. also captioned an Instagram pic of him donning some skis instead of his usual tires. “Good stuff.”

First time skiing. Good stuff.

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Dale Jr. even did a live Twitter video while he was actually on the slopes. “So I’m on the slopes here in Aspen and we can all blame Jimmie,” he told the camera.

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Of course, the Jimmie who Dale Jr. was referring to in the video is fellow hard racer Jimmie Johnson, who has long inspired Dale Jr. to take up a number of sports other than racing, including biking and apparently now skiing.

But we do have one question – where the heck is Amy?

Fans will recall that Amy and Dale Jr. have been together since 2009, with Dale Jr. asking for his love’s hand in marriage in June 2015 while the two were visiting a church in Germany. But now that Amy is pregnant with their first child, chances are that we will not be seeing her on the slopes this time around. However, that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been exercising a ton so far.

“So many good reasons to continue working out regularly during your pregnancy,” she tweeted on Dec. 27 with an article about the benefits of working out while pregnant. “I have kept it up to prevent turning into a beached whale and it’s been smooth sailing so far!”

And when someone asked Amy on Twitter on Dec. 27 if they would be having a party on New Year’s Eve, it became awfully evident that this one will be one for just the two of them.

“Not this year bud,” she said in the tweet. “This one’s just ours.”

Everyone here at Rare Country wishes this amazing couple a wonderful first wedding anniversary, and look forward to seeing all that 2018 holds for the both of them!

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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