Monday, December 28, 2009

Hot Cocoa and a Toast

As life tumbles forward, our family has found the need for some new traditions. Cassandra presented her fantastic idea and I carried out the implementation 125%. It's what I do.
It was late Christmas Eve following a busy day filled with skiing at Alta and extended family pictures and parties.
Each of us mixed up our own batch of steaming gourmet cocoa complete with freshly whipped cream and peppermint stirring sticks purchased in NYC.

I had fabulous new mugs and about 5 different cocoa mixes to choose from.

But by far the favorite, was the Balagio Mix...deep, dark cocoa. Almost like drinking fudge.

Dressed in new, fuzzy warm sweats we piled into the car and headed to the cemetery with our cocoa.
A moment for Jocie...
A toast to our angel girl to let her know we are thinking of her this Christmas.
Here's to you Jocie!


  1. What a wonderful tradition for your family. The cocoa sounds so yummy!

  2. cheers from all of us as well!! We love her. What a great tradition. Keep them coming!

  3. Sounds delicious and delightful...I'm glad you gave a "toast" to Jocie. What a great tradition to start.