This year we spent our first Christmas together in Michigan, and being the beach kid that I am, I had never skated on a lake before.
Mark and I took our chances of falling through freshly frozen ice, found his old hockey skates and decided "yolo" was more than just a saying.
It had just started snowing, so the ice was still super smooth and transparent. You could see through to the bottom of the lake in the shallow parts.
I learned that hearing the sound of cracking ice is almost as scary as hearing the Jaws theme song while in the ocean.. Almost
Mark was like a ninja, and didn't fall more than 5 times.. I call it a win. We had so much fun playing with his drone and just being kids again.
I know it will sound cliche, but it was so magical to skate in the middle of the lake while snow fell on my face. It has become one of my favorite memories.
As an amazing surprise we found a group of swans patrolling the unfrozen area of the lake. They where looking for one last winter meal from the lake.
Here is the link to our drone video that Mark shot.