Thursday, January 21, 2010


So this has been one of the most pathetic winters I've had. So frankly, I'm done with it. It's brown and ugly here. The last measurable snow-storm was before Halloween. Seriously. Seriously? Really? Skiffs of snow are still around seeing as it's been really, really cold here. And today we were suppose to be getting snow all day long - 6 or so inches. Nothing has fallen. I'm heartbroken.

Okay, anyways, we did have a ward sledding party last Saturday at a place about 15 miles out of town. On the whole way up we kept wondering if there was going to be enough snow. Luckily there was plenty of hard-packed super-slick snow - perfect for sledding. The kids LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. Miles was fearless and would go so far that he'd start going up an embankment and then swoop back down. It was great. The only time he got scared? When he was heading for the big fire pit (with smoldering wood) the scouts had the night before. I told him, next that something like that happens, bail out of the sled. :) Emmy and Jonas loved it, too. Jonas went down once and fell off half-way and so he was half-way on and half-way off his sled; we expected a whiny boy. Nope, he was fine and dandy. Emmy fell down once, still on the sled tho, but finished her ride on her back and didn't say anything. Too funny. We even had lunchup there. It turned out to be a really, really fun outing.


erinmalia said...

i'm surprised about miles! i would have thought he would have been a bit whinier. but glad to hear everyone had a good time. did you?

emily said...

oh yes, i had a great time, too. my low-expectations were greatly exceeded. :)

Mindy said...

That looks like fun, it really makes me want to go sledding again! We have only gone once this year and I, too, have been depressed by the serious lack of real snow. I like the fire pit idea.

i {heart} hawkes said...

i'm glad you were able to go sledding. the kids look like they are having a great time. ditto on the snow this winter. my girls received snow outfits for christmas and they haven't been able to use them since we haven't received any snow since before them. well measurable able to play in snow anyway. sheeshh.