We were all ready for our big annual ski trip to Mt Ruapehu, but of course we jinxed it somehow and it rained the entire time! The lifts were shut and it was so windy up there so we ended up just staying at home the majority of the time.. We played about ten thousand games of Dutch and I even learnt how to play 500. I know. Big step. (500 is so boring btw) On the Saturday we ended up driving down to my sisters flat in Palmerston North to drop her a couch and eat burgers, which was really fun! & then on the Sunday early morning my Dad and brother drove home because they had some things on, so Jonny and I had a morning to ourselves. We stopped in for a mulled wine and some pizzas at the Powderhorn Chateau which is one of our favourite spots in the town. It's a beautiful big wooden Alpine chateau right at the entrance to the mount and it's always a favourite go to for pizzas or a drink. After we inhaled our mulled wine and accidentally ordered the wrong meals we drove up the mount and thankfully JUST before the stop where you need to buy chains the snow had started! So we jumped out of the car in our trackpants and canvas shoes and ran around like kids. :D Jonny and I figured that we hadn't been in snow since our honeymoon! Last year we had so much going on that there was no chance to get down for a holiday so we were like little excited kids in the snow. Running around like it was the first time we'd seen it :D It was so fun to run around and laugh with J in the snow, we were so hyper active after that we were making lame jokes the entire way home. What a fun morning.