Winter in NH has been so much fun! It helps that there has been snow up there (although not that much) and there hasn't been in Massachusetts. And snow means a whole new playground outside. Plus the lake froze over and without a lot of snow it is skate able. The ice on the lake has been perfect and the girls are thrilled with the skating there! We've been enjoying walking on it and exploring the lake community in a whole new way in the wintertime.
We went up over Christmas vacation for over a week and enjoyed the week with the house filled with guests and our days filled with a variety of different winter activities. We love entertaining at Duckhead. It's a like a sleepover party all the time but for the whole family! We have been exploring new places and some of the same spots but in winter. The first weekend family came up to celebrate a belated Christmas. We had cozy dinners, fun game nights and a little sledding in the backyard (even though it was mostly grass).
We came back to the cottage to have dinner and ring in an early new year! We have been celebrating New Year's with them since before we had kids! Love that our girls each have a buddy and that they truly are besties! The next day we enjoyed a day at the lake. Eating meals together, exploring the icy shore line and testing to see if the lake was safe!
We met some other friends who came up for the day from RI to ski Sunapee. They couldn't sleep over but we had a blast exploring the mountain with them once we finally found each other at lunch time. The lines weren't great but we had fun hanging on the lifts and the slopes with our friends! We even skied until sunset to get the most out of our time together! We missed you Kirs!
Some other great friends came up last minute over the weekend and brought the cutest pug ever! They also stopped by our house on their way out of MA to pick up our skates. Lots of laughs, great food, relaxing, chatting and fun. So much fun exploring the lake in wintertime! The girls are barely excited about the rink at home this year after getting such great ice at the lake. We were spoiled this year by cold temps and not a lot of snow which really made it one of the best years in ages to skate the lake.
|Rod taking a minute to relax between house guests.|
We haven't had much luck with the snowmobile although we've tried. And we've chatted with the locals that are ice fishing on the lake but haven't tried it ourselves yet. My dad gave me all our old equipment to keep up there. Mostly we have been cozying up in the cottage in between walks, sledding, expeditions on the lake and meal making. Lots of fun games and laughs around the table at Duckhead this winter. And certainly lots of wonderful memories made.