Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day and My Relationship with Snow

I woke up to this on Valentine's Day. A giant card with sweet nothings from my boys, balloons they had picked out, a miniature rose plant, and a "Queen Size" Reese's PB hearts. So sweet! I had lunch with Alan (Elijah came with us) and Alan made pancakes for din-din. :) I love that man. about snow...
Right after Alan and I were married we moved to Utah for school. Every winter I'd think, "Soon enough we'll be away from this BLASTED snow." I hated it.
It's wet.
It's cold.
It's muddy.
It's slippery.
It sticks to your shoes!
Yet 8 1/2 years later here we are...still living in snow. And you know what? It's kind of growing on me. I realized that, if it's going to be cold, might as well have snow to play in!
So...Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
It's been snowing one day and warm (40's) the next. It sure leaves a lot of MUD around. Miles and Christian played in it one day. HA! I still have to clean off those muddy shoes.
Our first attempt at a snowman. The snow was waaaaay too powdery I had to bring out bowls of water to make it stick together. :D Like the scary mandarine orange eyes. :D Muahahahahaha!
Christian made this snowman last night ALL BY himself. :) He even went inside and grabbed the hat and scarf. He's so creative!
Reminded me to put a hat and scarf on my snowman. :) (Putting the face on is HARD, btw, so apprec-i-ate!) The snow was perfect consistency this time. I used only stones and no carrots; there are too many critters around here. 
Speaking of critters...We've had a skunk hanging around the apartments (Alan saw one frolicking around in the snow at midnight a couple nights ago). Here are the tracks.
The hill outside our apartment has been PERFECT for sledding.
Considering we'll be in this snowy state of PA for another winter, it's a good thing I'm FINALLY growing to enjoy it.
Only took me 8 years. ;)