In my family the holidays are extended by my parents birthdays - one at the beginning of January and another at the start of February. My mom's is the first, and this year I really wanted to make her feel special. I went home to Syracuse, cooked her up a big dinner and gifted some little things. To end the trip, the three of us went on a snowshoeing adventure to Heiberg Forest. I'd never been before, but my dad got me a pair, so this time I was able to come along. With all of the snow they have up there right now and the two dogs in tow, it was such a beautiful adventure! I will surely be heading back home just for another snowshoe before the season ends. It was a weekend spent in true, winter paradise.