Sunday, December 13, 2009

A winter's morn ...

We woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow this morning. Well, I guess I should say we woke up to even more snow than we already had. It's still coming down. I was listening to my weather radio a few minutes ago and Bigfork is under a winter storm warning. They said it's 5 degrees with a windchill of -14. However, it's not windy here at the moment, as I watch the snowflakes fall peacefully. I just took this picture above, but through my dirty window. It warmed up into the 20s yesterday, so the boys were finally able to play in the snow. Nichelle went out too, so they were in heaven.

I didn't grow up where it snowed; I grew up in sunny California. We had snow in our local mountains and it took about 20-30 minutes to drive to it. On the other side, we had a 15-20 minute drive to the beach. One would think that's the best of both worlds. We got snow in the mountains quite a bit, but I didn't go up often. I remember one time my mom told me to get dressed to play in the snow. Living where was, I had no need of snow clothes, so I had to make due with what I had. I grabbed a pair of rubber rain boots and put those on. I'll never forget my feet getting stuck in the snow and my mom having to pull me out. My boots stayed in the snow and there I was in my bare feet. Hey, what can I say -- I'm a Californian! Not exactly a fun experience for me. I sat with my icy feet thawing under the heater all the way home. When you're prepared for it, snow can be lots of fun, as you will see in the video below. These are my goofy boys -- Nathan & Neil. Nichelle did a great job putting this video together ...


  1. Neat vid! Nichelle did a great job. Thanks for sharing, Rena. :)

    Gale (who hopes it will snow again where she lives, but highly doubts it)

  2. 'Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow'. looks so white and magical. merry Xmas and A happy New year to you and your family!

  3. Great vid! The first part where they are trying to slide is precious, hysterical!

    I have little to no experience with snow. It's beautiful to look at, but only for a while. After a few hours I want to be warm again.

  4. Wow! So much snow. Looks fabulous. And I like the video clip.

  5. Looks like the innertube is the way to go.

    So much fun so many memories :)

  6. I grew up in the midwest, so snow was a normal part of my life. Fun when I was a kid and miserable as I became an adult. When I became an adult, I moved to NC where I could enjoy the change of seasons w/o the intense midwest winters. We take our girls out when it snows (maybe once or twice a year) It's always fun for less than 30 minutes, but then the cold sets in and they start crying and complianing. . . . The first snow is always pretty, I enjoy looking at it, but I'm stil happy to keep a distance from it. I love your picture and video though! :0)

    luv it!

  7. That was too cute! I love the "hopping" on the saucers to get them to go! How fun.

    Emily could sled all day if we'd let her, she loves it! Thanks for sharing Rena!


  8. What a great video! Good job Nichelle!

    We haven't been sledding this year yet - we had heavy wet snow that froze into a very hard crackly snow which my kids said 'hurt to touch.' lol I don't think I am raising true Canadians here. (I think I am a Floridian that was born in the wrong place!)