(Man, I don't know why I'm so wordy. . . )
It turned out to be a great day to go. Yay! In fact, as we were driving up there - and literally about 5 minutes from our destination - I told the kids, "Bummer, I don't think there will be snow." Jonas replied, "Then why did you make us wear our snow pants?!" Luckily there was plenty of snow to be played in. Yay! And it was also very warm (relatively speaking - I think it was in the mid-30s). Yay! And we got a great "Charlie Brown" tree. Yay! And there were only a handful of tantrums! Yay!