Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Realest Winter Ever

I love this.
At first, there was a squidgen, little nagging thought of, "Not this year! This is the year I need school to let out early, so I can have Greg home when the baby's born!"
That lasted for the first few snow days, but quickly disappeared.
The snow has come, and come, and come. Storm after storm, my children have not had a complete week of school since Christmas and we only have 2 more weeks until winter break. Our longest stretch of school so far has been 3 days.
It is amazing.
Here we are, holed up in this cozy, beautiful home, as the cold, fluffy snow piles up all around. Fiona can't see out the windows anymore because the snow is halfway up the first panes of our windows. The piles behind the driveway almost hide the cars. Anywhere is really a great place for the best snow cave you could hope to dig out. And so I'm enjoying this, loving it, and with two more storms on the horizon.
Who ever made up the hoopla about Summer Vacation, anyway? I'm loving this winter vacation... it's a beautiful thing.
(ask me about this again in late June, when the kids and my husband are making up the days)


kris said...

it's amazing, isn't it?

liam looks so LONG in these pictures. how is that possible?!

stay warm and throw a few snowballs for me.

Taking Heart said...

I love these photos you have posted. Oh how I love them. I was just telling my husband today that we needed a real... big... snow... the kind where the boys can dig caves. I miss that part of my childhood... building caves was the epitomy of snow fort play.

And to come to your always cozy, homey blog... and see the very thing I wished for just today... well, sweet Carol... brough a tear to my eye. I'm praying for one more big snow so I can build a cave for my 3 lovelies... because what child wouldn't want a snow fort?

Thanks for the smile... praying you all a lovely snowy warm and cozy weekend.

Hope's Mama said...

Oh my god. I seriously can't imagine! I'm sitting here sweltering with my air con blasting. I have NEVER seen snow like that in my life. You're welcome to my home in Australia whenever you like!

Erika P said...

Thanks for this, Carol. It seems most folks are sick of the snow by now, and I'm starting to feel a bit of winter blues too. I also knew you were a little worried about the snow extending Greg's school year, and I was wondering how you were doing. So, it's great to see this post - just what I needed today. And we truly are having fun with the snow, too. Austin is learning to downhill ski this winter and we packed down a bunny slope in our yard, complete with mama- or daddy-powered rope tow (he hasn't learned to side-step back up yet, but is still light enough that we can pull or push him up pretty easily)and we now have a couple of snow banks that will make great snow forts too.

Big Love, Big Acceptance - or so I say said...

I love it! Of course I'm not living in it, but I think I would probably love it if I were (I am a snow girl, well, and a beach girl too). The idea of an awesome snow cave sounds like fun. Glad to hear you're enjoying it, at least for now. :)

New Year Mum said...

Fantastic... What fun :) I can remember playing in snow igloos as a kid growing up in NYC. With Hope's Mama on being over the heat down here !! Floods, cyclones and heat are all getting a bit much... would love to be in the snow again :)) xo