Our Winter Wonderland

The snow keeps a commin’. It snowed all day yesterday, and then late in the evening, around midnight it changed to freezing rain. This morning we were greeted by a beautiful white crunchy world – a half inch of ice (in some place more, some places less, coated the snow, and everything else.

December 21 Snow

Church was canceled, there was shoveling to be done, and of course some playing. Paul had to show how tough he was by shoveling snow in his sandals, heh. Of course, I wasn’t much better since I ran out in sandals to take pictures and did a bit of shoveling myself.

Shoveling Idiots

There are some definite benefits to having a semi-steep driveway. We created a tobogan run and one adult would stand in the road keeping an eye out for cars, which were few and far between as the roads were sheets of ice covering hardpacked snow. They would give the all clear yell and the other adult would send the kids flying down the driveway and across the road. Paul also towed them around and James especially loved this new experience.

Sledding December 21

And of course, us adults had to have a bit of fun too.

Adults Sledding December 21

And, well, now it is snowing more!

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Filed under Dot, Em, Family, Jacob, James, Lizy, Nature, Photography

9 responses to “Our Winter Wonderland

  1. Love the winter mosaics!! Have a great Christmas!

  2. You take so many awesome pictures! I love it! That big one of all five kids on the sled is priceless. I especially love the expression on James’ face. What a fun family!

  3. Wow,I can’t remember the last time Oregon saw so much snow!! How fun for the kids. I am a bit jealous I love to play in the snow. All we got was rain!

  4. all that snow should be heading our way! looks like you took advantage of some priceless moments, good work :)!!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures – I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

  6. Karen

    Aaargh, seeing bare feet in the snow makes me crazy because of anecdotal stories of people who have died from not wearing proper footwear (i.e. boots) in the winter! I know you lived through it, but still. Aaargh!

  7. mcinsane

    I’ve been talking to my sisters out there and it sounds like you guys have really been getting it lately! Enjoy it for the one time in 58 years that you have it! Merry Chirstmas!

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