Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Snow much fun!





I have been CRAVING sunshine and warm temps. I don't think it's been any secret. This morning McKay begged me to get the snow stuff out, and since I've been in and out of the attic all day putting Christmas away, I decided now was as good of time as any. I am always amazed at how pleasant playing outside in winter can be when properly bundled. :) Last year I bought my first pair of snow boots since I was a kid and my parents found Jeff and I some really great snow pants on clearance last year. Can I tell you, I love to be out in the snow now?
The kids love it, too. Even Sophie. Despite everyone having the proper snow gear, we've still never purchased sleds. That's ok. The kids and I make our own fun with Jeff's old snow shovel and a little hill in our backyard. A metal shovel makes an awesome sled by the way. :) I'm so proud of my kids for wanting to play out in the snow. I don't remember loving it the whole time growing up. After snow time, we trekked around to the front of the house to draw on the driveway with chalk. It was so sunny and actually quite warm (with a realfeel temp of 42). The driveway was just calling to us! We now have a lovely, heartwarming mural of our house, lots of sunshine (they all had to draw their own), a few flowers, a bunch of hearts and even a swimming pool. Jeff's got the afternoon tomorrow and I sense a repeat day.


If you've got sunshine where you live, can I offer a suggestion? GO OUTSIDE! It will do wonders for your spirit and happiness levels. :D

8 comments:

rubberbandgirl said...

I'm glad you got some sunshine.
I love all the pink.

Jennie said...

I wish we had snow. **sigh***

Anisa said...

What a way to make some fun! If you ever want to go sledding, there is a great hill between my house and Cami's. I have sleds. Maybe we could even drag Cami and her kids out in the snow:)

nateandcj said...

Actually I am kind of missing our "St. George" snow. Have fun while it lasts!

Sherilyn said...

Looks like McKay thinks it is summer out drawing on the sidewalk in a short sleeve shirt. I think it is great for you to be outside loving the time with you cute family. The memories will last forever

Emily said...

I love cute little memories like this. You are such a cute Mom, Ang. By the way, I loved your Christmas post too. Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday.

Kelly said...

Come visit me in St. George! You know you want to... I remember when we were in Jr. High, counting the days until a family vaca would bring us to the "extreme" heat of St. George. Yah, I moved to St.
George only a few months after moving to West Jordan!...it might have been the snow that pushed us down here. That, or Don's job offer. By the way, tell everyone you know that KHS class of 1998 is having our 10-yr reunion in 2009... go figure. Check out www.classcreator.com/Kearns-UT-1998 for info and to register.

Hannah, Mackenzie & Coleman Lay said...

I love that it has been warm enough to draw on the sidewalk with no coat or jacket and snow on the ground. It would be even better if there were no snow!