First off….Happy New Year!!!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends because I know I did. It was so nice to unplug for two weeks and spend time with my family. But, now it’s back to work and back to my blog and I have a giveaway for you!
I am not a winter person.
I hate the cold and avoid doing anything outdoors (except sitting in my hot tub!) between the months of November-April if I can. Thank goodness I have a husband who snow-blows the driveway, takes the kids tobogganing, plays with them outside and warms up the vehicle for me.
For the past few winters my family has gone downhill skiing as a way to get out in the fresh air and get some exercise during the long, cold months. Every time my husband suggested that we pack up our dinner and hit the slopes for the day, I always hesitated at first. What was the weather going to be like? Are the hills going to be icy? It was hard to picture what a great time we were going to have while I was warm and toasty in our house! However, each time we would pack up the vehicle, drive to the hills and spend a night skiing, I always had a great time and wished we did it more often!
So, besides getting out and skiing with my family, there is one more thing I do like about the winter - The Winter Olympics! I can stay in our nice, warm house, have a warm drink and snacks on hand and watch other people endure the cold weather while they work their hardest to earn a spot on the podium for our country. Perfect wintertime activity for me!
This year on February 7, in Sochi, Russia, the opening ceremonies of the XXII Winter Olympics will begin! The opening ceremonies have to be one of my favorite parts of the Olympics, especially when Team Canada makes their way through the stadium. I’m always filled with such pride when I see those red and white uniforms come walking in.
To prepare for the Olympics I make sure I get a copy of the schedule ahead of time and highlight all the events we want to watch. My favorite events are the skating competitions, downhill and freestyle skiing and, of course, hockey! I remember when the last winter Olympics were in Vancouver, I bought my two boys Olympic gear to wear proudly while they participated in mini Olympic events at their school. That year was also one of the best Olympic moments for me when I watched Alexandre Bilodeau take the gold medal in men’s moguls. I was on the edge of my seat with anticipation!
This year, Yoplait, who makes delicious yogurt such as Yoplait Source® and Yoplait Minigo®, is a proud supporter of Team Canada! If you want to show your support and pride for Team Canada as well, you can enter to win an Olympic Prize prize pack, valued at over $100, just by entering below. You’ll be all ready to cheer on Team Canada from the comfort of your home, or outside in the cold, if that’s your thing!
Are you ready to cheer on Team Canada with all new Canada gear? I know I am and I can’t wait for February 7th! Go Canada Go!
You can enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter below. The contest is open to Canadian residents (except Quebec) and you can enter across multiple blogs that are participating but you can only win once. Contest closes January 15th, 2014.
“Disclosure: I am part of the Yoplait Canadian Pride Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”