Last weekend we drove up to Big White in Kelowna to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of my favourite people. It was so nice to escape the rain for four days of real winter weather (snow!) and log some serious hot tub time. We made gigantic (and delicious) meals, played board games, drank mimosas and enjoyed powdery snowboarding conditions. My newbie skills are coming along, and I managed not to fall quite as much as usual. Thank goodness for apres-ski beers and long soaks in the hot tub.