Our First Big Snow

Well, we finally had our first BIG snow. 🙂 This winter has been unseasonably warm; we were getting frustrated because we were really wanting snow!! Well, we got it! And, it’s beautiful! On Sunday it snowed pretty hard most of the morning, which was new and exciting and made the roads very slippery! We made it to church (and back) with no problems, but just to be on the safe side, we didn’t go anywhere for the rest of the day.

the bridge from Sparland to Lacon

the bridge from Sparland to Lacon

Our screen door (on the front door) doesn’t close all the way (there’s a gap at the bottom), so frequently we will have ice INSIDE the door–

our front door, on the inside

our front door, on the inside

Monday it didn’t really snow, but this was leftover from Sunday. Paul went for a walk about 4:30PM and took some pictures.

the sunset over the field

the sunset over the field

the deep end of the pond

the deep end of the pond

By 4:45PM it started snowing and continued to snow until about 11:00PM.

About 10:30PM on Monday

About 10:30PM on Monday

It had stopped by the time we were going to bed, but we knew it might continue, so we were excited for Tuesday.

Paul woke me up about 8:00AM, when he went to work, and told me to look outside. We loved it!! (Living out at camp, it’s undisturbed, so everything is just covered in a blanket of white)!

our our backdoor

out our backdoor

We only got 5 inches; I was really hoping for more!!!

We only got about 5 inches!

We only got about 5 inches!

These are some pictures Paul took right around 8:00AM.

sunrise over the picnic benches

sunrise over the picnic benches

10898174_753543542067_2869551072281563749_nOnce I actually got up, out of bed, and dressed, it was close to 11:00AM. (I was moving slow Tuesday morning)! 🙂

We walked around the pond with Graham, watched Jim plow, and just enjoyed the beauty of camp.

all layered up

all layered up

Our pastor, Bob, told me something last month that really stuck with me, and it’s so true!

“Callie, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” It’s so true!!!

If you layer up and cover up, you don’t even get cold! Neither one of us even wore coats yesterday because we had so many layers on!! 🙂

Paul shoveling our front porch

Paul shoveling our front porch

My sexy snowman, shoveling our front porch!

all layered up

all layered up

Graham took our picture

Graham took our picture

Eagle Nest (amongst the snow covered trees)

Eagle Nest (amongst the snow covered trees)

Jim plowing

Jim plowing

These are deer tracks (or bunny tracks)–I can’t really tell. We, for sure, had deer tracks all by our back porch yesterday, but I wasn’t able to get a good picture before it got dark!

deer tracks (and bunny tracks, I think)

deer tracks (and bunny tracks, I think)

I took this picture I was driving back into camp on Tuesday afternoon (from going into town). This is probably one of my favorite views at camp, coming down the road. It’s beautiful in the fall and in the winter!

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I cannot explain to you how much we love the snow and the cold! Over and over again people have commented, “You know you moved back at the start of winter!” “You know you moved back at the wrong time!” “Don’t you know it gets cold here; why would you want to move back?!”

Look at our pictures and tell me you wouldn’t love to live at camp during the winter!!

(By the way, today it is 1 degree outside and feels like -21 degrees)!! 🙂

(and just because it’s a cute picture–Yesterday was Hannah’s birthday, so we went to Pizza Peel and The Coffee Hub to celebrate her birthday)!

Hannah's 7th birthday

Hannah’s 7th birthday

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