To say we woke to snow would be untrue… It started snowing yesterday around noon, but we only started seeing it accumulate has the evening grew dark. I must admit, I wasn’t sure it would stay over night. The temperatures were hovering around zero so part of me was expecting to have most of it gone by morning.
But as you can see, it wasn’t!
The kids started climbing in the windows around 7am, dying to get outside. So after eating a big hearty breakfast and putting on several layers of warm clothes, we headed outside. It’s incredible how just an inch of snow can change everything.
The temperature was mild and the breeze was sweet and cool on our cheeks. We took a walk. I was surprised at how well Little Man was “boot-skating” up and down our street without falling. We played in the yard, shoveled the deck, made snow angels and built a fire. Sitting there, watching the flames dance in the wind, hearing the wood crackle, I welcomed the season. My heart and soul are ready, bring on winter.
I know it will all melt away. We have 4 and 5’C days (low 40s’F) and sun on the radar all next week. But for just a few days, it will be winter. We will breathe in the clean air, we will put on our snow boots, we will take it all in.
I know this winter is supposed to be a strange one. Lots of meteorological events converging this year, making the whole thing a bit “flaky”. But winter is winter… a time of slowing down, breathing deep, gazing in and looking forward. And I plan on doing just that.
Happy snow day everyone!