January has indeed brought some snow here.
We missed two large snow storms across the province in the last few weeks.
One of them saw schools closed in the whole province, except for our county.
Kids were bummed that we didn't get a snow day.
But into Saturday night and Sunday morning, we got our snow and a canceled church service.
Big deal in our house, I sing in the choir and the kids are both altar servers. A sunny day off.
The most perfect time to test the smaller of our two ponds for ice skating.
Turns out, the ice was thick enough!
This is the first time in our 4 winters here that we are doing this. I am so excited!
The kids are excited! The neighbour's kids are excited!
My daughter facetimed a family from the ice and they came straight over to play hockey.
Here is our portuguese Zamboni team
They finally were able to trim the alder bushes/trees that took over the pond.
I haven't seen this view before.
Now, my usually very sport obsessed son,
( He does play basketball 2 days a week, and skating, but that is not enough for him)
can play outside again.
I am looking forward to a neighbour hood hockey game on the pond with benches and a fire pit next to the oak trees. Hot chocolate, marshmallows and wieners on the fire. Yes, Winter at it's finest.
But most times, you will find me here.
(the most delicious Moroccan Tajine cooking on the woodstove)
And if I'm lucky, I will get to knit a little bit of this.
(look ma, it's not socks!)
Oh yes, for record keeping, I must have a picture of my boy, who is now 12!
At the moment, he is heavily into rubiks cube, (and anything puzzle related.. triangles, shape shifters, holes in the middle of the cube), Basketball, skating and dreaming of sailing in the summer.
Have a good one, keep warm.