New Years Weekend

So today is officially day two on my journey towards writing more, reading more and photographing more. The read more and the photograph more wasn't really hard but I will be honest, the write more has had me stumped all day. 

I spent all day mulling over what in the world I could blog and waited and waited for the inspiration to hit - hoping some epic, awesome blog post would knock me over... instead I got nothing. 

So in an effort to not completely fail on day two, I thought why not keep it simple and just tell you how my weekend went. 

On Sunday, New Year's Eve, after church, we drove a bit up north to a cottage that belonged to friends of the family. We were greeted not only by heaps of snow and blistering cold but a nice cozy cottage full of friends and family and a burning fireplace. It was perfect in my humble opinion. That evening we celebrated with good food, great friends and tons of laughter. 

We actually played this fun game at dinner where everyone wrote down one of their new year's resolutions and threw them into a bowl. Then we went around trying to guess who wants to go hiking, who wants to play more, who wants to let the muddy waters settle, who wants to go fishing with the guys, who wants to learn Latin and who is planning on running 30k. There were 19 of us around the table, and while we didn't all know each other at the beginning of the night, by the end we were all great friends. 

We rang in the new year with shouts of glee at midnight - I'm surprised we all made it... some people were really tired. I seriously can't believe it's already 2018 - but then, on the other hand, I'm also really excited to see what this new year has in store. 

The next morning we had a lazy morning and a delicious brunch. We then spent the day hanging out and playing card games. 

My favourite game by far was that evening when we played code names. Now if you haven't played code names before, you should totally try it - it's one of my favourites. Now in the past when I've played code names I've played with a small group of 4-6 people... that night we played with about 15. We did girls against guys. 

And I must say it got quite competitive as we "fought" over the timer and "argued" over rules... but it was all in good fun. And while the girls got completely creamed by the guys - it was so much fun and I love that everyone was able to participate and play along. 

All in all I'd say it was the perfect weekend and I wouldn't change anything about it... except for maybe wishing it wasn't over. 



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