I took Chloe & Sophia sledding the other day. My friend has an awesome sled run right in her front yard, and the girls love it. I'm so glad they love the snow, because they inspire me to try...
Like much of the rest of the country, we've had something of a strange winter. On New Year's Eve, we only had about 5 or 6 inches of snow on the ground. And while I realize that that seems a lot for all of you who had no snow on the ground, it was pretty much nothing around these parts.
This is my third winter here in the Winter Wonderland, and we've usually had so much snow that there is about 36 inches still on the ground by Christmas. Yes. That's 3 feet. And that's normal.
One would suppose that someone like me would be happy for the lack of snow (easier to drive!)(no shoveling!)(it will melt faster!), but I surprised myself by actually wishing for more. I think I've grown to kind of like the crazy amounts of snow we get. And besides? Whatever would we do without Winter Carnival to keep us entertained during the dreary days of winter?
Well, it would seem I got my wish, and quite a bit more snow fell this past week. The kids were thrilled, even if I was dubious.
I think I do need to get into cross-country skiing. Not only would it give me some exercise, I think it will help me appreciate the snow and the cold. (I don't appreciate the cold, by the way.) And maybe it will even help me get my personality back from January-March. So, instead of the list of many other things we could buy, It looks like The Maestro and I are going to save up and outfit our family with cross-country gear. I'm finding myself rather excited about the prospect. (Who AM I?)(My personality really IS gone!)(When in Rome, you know...)
Will it happen this winter? Hopefully. But, you know, we have all that orthodontia to worry about, too.
Speaking of which, I need to do a little photoshoot with Miss Bria and her new braces. She's pretty adorable, I must say. Stay tuned.
And speaking of photos. If I haven't been keeping up with this blog very well, it's because I have no personality right now, but also because I have been quite diligent at posting Project 365 over at the photo blog. Pretty sure you'll be able to figure out what's up at our house by checking out the photo-a-day.
And I think it will be quite evident that what is up at our house is a whole lot of snow...