we rang in the new years in Mount Hood, Oregon and ohhh, it was so fresh and lovely! we stayed at this amazing cabin, 12 people, 4 days, a ton of champagne and groceries enough to feed an army. the snow was fresh, the hot tub was beautiful and we ate nonstop in-between games of poker, karaoke & the airing of grievances.
to be honest, i was a little bit freaked out by the trip in the beginning – the group i spent the new years with was made up entirely of childhood friends of john’s, people who have known him since he was a little kid in cub scouts. thankfully it all went well, my favourite part of every day was when all 12 of us sat down together each night for massive home cooked meals and all the wine we could handle. they were funny and kind and sweet and i couldn’t have asked for a better trip. yay for new friends & holidays in the mountains, xo.