We had the pleasure of spending a few days in the North Carolina mountains a few days ago and it was just what the doctor ordered (expect for nearly having a heart attack going up the very icy road). I love snow! Growing up in NYC I definitely had my share of it. However, every year when I see it for the first time I light up with excitement and feel like a kid again. You can imagine when I looked out the window how my eyes widened and I whispered a soft “wow” to my husband. We marveled at the beautiful sight of the freshly fallen, untouched snow and the mountains that simply looked majestic in white. Spending these few days simply enjoying nature and peacefully relaxing was the perfect way to end 2012.