Hellooo! I just got back from a lovely ski holiday in Sweden and wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the trip. Being that it was below freezing most days, I didn’t want to have my hands out of my mittens too often and only got a handful of pictures. I am totally okay with that though because sometimes it is nice to have a technology break!
Nicolas’s family has a tradition of spending a week in Sälen every February, and I have been fortunate enough to come along the past three trips! You can see my post from last year here. 🙂 I had no idea how to ski a few years ago, and I was SO terrified. I was never great at sports and genuinely hate the cold. However, Nicolas was so incredibly patient and taught me everything I needed to know. Now I am quite confident on the slopes and enjoy skiing a lot. I even went down the red slopes this year! (I still can’t believe it.)
One of my FAVORITE parts of the trip is (no surprise here) the food. I love love love rewarding myself with a cup of hot cocoa . . .
or a steaming bowl of Hungarian goulash (which is completely different than American goulash!) . . .
but my heart will always belong to these waffles!!! I look forward to them every year. Warm and fresh and topped with powdered sugar, marmalade, ice cream, whipped cream, and a little bit of mint. HEAVEN.
It might not sound like anything special, but I have never had a waffle as good as this one!
There are also countless restaurants with beautiful, snowy views. We enjoyed eating out two of the evenings. For the remaining nights, we enjoyed lots of yummy dinners in the cabin. (Nicolas’s mom is a great cook!)
I just want to say that it is so important to try something at least ONCE before dismissing it (even if you are terrified.) I am so thankful that Nicolas gave me the push I needed to give skiing a chance. I am much more capable than I ever give myself credit for. I never once thought I could succeed at ANY type of sport or physical activity, but here I am skiing in the beautiful mountains of Sweden and loving it! Apologies for getting a bit emotional and inspirational, but just keep my scenario in mind the next time you are feeling discouraged and scared to try something new. 🙂
Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for stopping by Breakfast at Madison’s!