Winter 2014

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Oh my. It’s been quite a winter this year. We’ve had snow on the ground as long as I can remember. We’ve had many below zero days and many more days with highs under 20 degrees.

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We get a little snow here and there, and so the mountains of snow just keep growing and growing. Plowing and salting and shoveling have become regular parts of life.

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I’d say we’re doing pretty well, all things considered. I think we’ve just adapted to these things being normal. We almost don’t even think about it anymore.

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The worst part is how long it takes us to get out the door. With temperatures so low, we really must have all the pieces – long underwear, boots, hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, and sometimes snow pants. I seriously get anxious about having to go places with all three kids. Once we get out, though, it’s all worth it.

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Luckily, Simeon is a little easier to bundle with this adorable monkey bunting from Gramma. It’s not waterproof, so it’s a rare day that I let him walk around in it a bit (you can see how excited he is in these pictures). He has boots, but he can’t walk in them – he just stands and cries!

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