I've been doing more than just making cookies...
Just over a week ago one of the local centers was having a family day with free admission! The temperatures were somewhere between -30 - -40 which kept most families away... but John and I and my sister and brother in law ignored all weather warnings and took to the great outdoors for some snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and sledding.
|first time on snow shoes!|
|Don't we look thrilled to be outside!!?|
On Saturday the weather warmed up to a balmy 3 degrees (yes, just 7 days after our minus 30 degree weather we moved into the pluses). So my friend and I went for a skate at one of the local parks. The river trail also finally opened up (for a very short skate) but we decided everyone and their mom would be there... and we may have been right because there were very few people at the park we choose to go to.
I finally was able to wear my new blanket scarf that I got for Christmas!
This was the non skating rink side of the building... it was a perfect winter day (with some snow gently falling too!)
On top of all the outdoorsy stuff I've been busy reading the book I got for Christmas (Krista, I'm nearly finished it), taking down Christmas, and working every single day for the last 2 weeks.
This coming Sunday I'm making some Mennonite comfort food for a friend... meat buns, soup, and jam jam cookies... is there anything else I need to include?