I thought I may as well do a little catching up on what's been going on; other than my internal wrestlings, that is :) After all, I did intend for this to be a record of our life to look back on.
In January we had a big snow. Or maybe February. I can't actually remember. All my days tend to run together. Anyway, it was rare for where we live. We only get a snow like this every five years or so. It was perfect. The first day it was nice and fluffy. Great for throwing and making snow angels. That night it iced over and so the next day it was super hard and crunchy. Awesome for sledding (and for letting Glen be stuck at home!) As it melted over the following days it was perfect for building snowmen. It was absolutely wonderful. Where we live is kind of up on a hill, so when it snows we are often stuck for several days, even after the rest of the world goes back to normal. I will freely admit the highlight for me of snow days is Glen being home. It's so nice feeling like all you can do is be lazy and spend time together. Ahh....forget work, forget school....
We have an incredible place for sledding. From this view you go down a fairly steep hill and the snow was packed just right so that you picked up plenty of speed to continue back up the other side. It was great.
Glen and I even took a few turns.
Yes, I know I look stupid, but I hate being cold. :)
Grace thought she'd participate too :)
Glen got the next to last sled from the hardware store, and then he came home and the kids started trying to sled before the snow even started! A couple of days later he built a seven person sled, but he was the only one strong enough to drag it back up the hill.
I'm sure all you folks that live further north find this somewhat amusing, but for us it was a big deal. I could use a couple of big snows every winter :)