For New Years this year, we decided (as we almost always do) to stay in at the Cottage for a cozy little New Year Eve. To our surprise and excitement Katie, Michael , Zach and Sherri-Lyn all joined us as well! It was a very special New Years. I am lucky enough to have the most amazing extended family and I was so happy to be spending more of the holidays with them!
Despite staying in, I still wanted to go all out with the decor, dining and deserts. Scrumptious pastries, pounds of cheese and of course, lots of champagne.
New Year's Day I made my famous baked french toast and we stuffed ourselves to capacity before heading out in the cold for a cross-country ski adventure.
Dad loves cross-country skiing and we've been doing it sine we were kids. Michael is on the hunt to accomplish as many Canadian things as possible on his trips down here so we thought this would be a nice little treat for him.
Surprisingly enough it wasn't too cold out but the scenery was gorgeous. Snow covered forests and stone grey skies.
Poor Dan spent much of the day falling down but he was a trooper.
After a successful snow hike, we all headed back inside to scoff down a few glasses of hot chocolate.
The boys watched sports on the TV (football I wanna say) and Dan and I happily played our own sports game (magic cards) beside them. Family time at it's finest :)