I know that some of you just need to open your front door to "go to the snow". But, here in Phoenix, we have to drive a couple of hours to get to it. This was a highly anticipated outing for our family. We would pull out our tub of sundry snow clothes and mittens and see what fit whom that year and what we needed to find as far as boots, scarves and beanies. We had some misfit outfits, but when you only go to the snow once a year, you don't invest in chic. Since we were going after Christmas, we could usually find some good clearance items at the sporting good stores.
After a couple of hours of playing, everyone would be cold and worn out. We would pile back into the car, change into dry socks and pants and whatever if necessary, and head home. But, one of the things everyone looked forward to the most was stopping at a restaurant on the way out of town and getting a mug of hot chocolate, piled high with whipped cream.
My roommate from college, Debbie, told me that her family never had traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Her family always went skiing on Thanksgiving and ate turkey sandwiches! What a great memory!
Does your family have any a little bit off the wall traditions that are not the norm for everyone else? I would love to hear about them!
Now that our kids are grown and we don't do the MLK Day tradition anymore, I don't really miss going up to the cold and all of the prep work, I have gotten a little too old for the sledding. ( The last time we went it took my husband and I a month to recover!) But, I cherish the memories and I still love a good cup of hot cocoa! Maybe that is what inspired us to come up with Hot Cocoa Bombs!
Have a great weekend! Next Saturday, Alicia is introducing her monthly party/date series! I can't wait!