This year we decided to spend New Year’s Alyeska style. It’s a beautiful mountain resort located in the heart of Girdwood, AK. So, December 31st we packed the kids up in the car with one bag of clothes and five bags of ski gear, then headed south on Highway 1 to spend two nights ringing in the new year.
I’ve never been to Europe, but if I were to imagine a classic Alps ski resort, Alyeska is what it would look like. Alaskan rustic elegance at it’s finest.
The weather left a little to be desired, as it rained the whole time. But what the heck…it’s Alaska and you just roll with the punches, get a little wet, and enjoy the hot tub later.
We had a ball! Bridger and Summer are in love with creme brulee, Saige and Summer are now skiers, Jeff and Bridger played in powder and ice in the clouds, and I enjoyed the best filet mignon I’ve had in a long time.
From the torch light parade, to fireworks, to classic holiday decor in a classy venue, this was the quality family time with our three youngest kids Jeff and I had been craving.
As I waited for the girls in ski lessons, I spent some time reflecting on 2015. Big changes again with a move to Alaska, job change, new career/hobby with the launch of Into the Last Frontier, and a renewed commitment to health. It’s been a great year!
My goals for 2016 are fairly simple.
- I have a goal weight I’m working towards achieving, I’d like to at least be 1/2-3/4 or the way there by end of 2016. I’ll share my progress with you.
- Launch Baking Wild with it’s new look and grow this site!
- Write two new books.
- Focus on family, faith and outdoor freedom.
That’s it! I have specific plans for each one, but I’ll spare you the boring details.
New Years Alyeska did not disappoint, now the big question: “What will 2016 bring?” I’m ready to find out!