We finally got some snow!! This winter has been unbelievably cold, but we really haven't seen much snow. We had a couple flurries, but nothing stuck. Weather had predicted a dusting of snow, so we were quite surprised when the snow started coming down and didn't stop!
We got around 3", which is more than enough for me. Having grown up in Michigan, i can do without snow.
It was pretty coming down and winter just doesn't feel right if we don't get one or two good snow storms.
Since the kids had been out of school and we were pretty much snowed in we were starting to get a bit of cabin fever. It was so cold out that we didn't venture outside for more than a few minutes at a time. It finally began warming up a little (above zero) the last couple days, so we bundled up and went for a hike. The creek that winds through our land is pretty fast moving, but there are many shallow areas that were frozen enough for us to stand on it. The kids had a great time slipping and sliding across it.
We hiked up to the cow field that is across the creek from our property. It was the perfect place for a bit of sledding. Don't worry, all the cow pies were frozen solid and hidden beneath the snow.
Kenan and i were ready to head home long before the kids. They had a fantastic time. With bright red cheeks and dripping noses, they assured me they were not cold. i couldn't even feel my toes anymore.
It's been a while since we all came out and walked through the woods together. When Kenan worked from home we did this often, but once he opened the shop in Willis our family hikes became less and less frequent. Now that he is back at home i look forward to finding a new rhythm as we begin to balance between work and play.
“Let us liberate ourselves from any form of control. Let us focus at the inner drum, where the rhythm aligns with that of our heart. The measure of responsibility, equals to the need for evolution. Just listen, the inner child, let it whisper in your ear.”― Grigoris Deoudis