…with a campfire 😀

It’s been down in the single digits…even below freezing lately.  Then the Sunday before last it ‘warmed up’.  The sun was shining, and we thought the snow  would be perfect for snowman making.  Our plan was for everybody go out and build our own family out of snowmen. That plan was quickly discarded when we found out it didn’t pack too well for snowmen, but it worked GREAT for snow ball throwing!  And that is exactly what happened.

A few of us tackled each other and (gently) shoved each others’ faces in the snow, all of us ‘kids’ made snow angels (with the older girls saying, “I haven’t done that for awhile!”), and there was a wild chase down the slide (because the slide gets slippery after a snowfall and it’s a lot of fun to go sliding down it 🙂  Plus, being the first down the slide is the best, so you gotta race to get it! )


The smoky campfire

(Daddy says that smoke follows beauty, so if the smoke blows your way, you know you’re beautiful 😉 )


It might look cold, but we were all bundled up since we had been anticipating playing in the snow for awhile, so it was quite comfy just sitting on the snow (or a piece of firewood, a bucket or a crate 😀 ), sitting around the fire roasting our marshmallows or drinking hot chocolate 😀

Susannah’s turn to ‘be beautiful’ 😀

Daddy and Isaiah building the fire

{the mugs}

It was even more fun that we got to heat up our water over the fire 🙂

Jessica and Bekah roasting marshmallows

Making s’mores

Anna with her hot cocoa

All of us crazy Eskimos around our campfire 😉

Mommy & Daddy

Anna & Mommy

Making hot chocolate

Dipping out the hot water




You know those days that are full of unplanned happenings?  and then you look back on it and say, “That was a really good day”?  Well, this was one of those days 😉






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5 thoughts on “Celebrating Warmer Weather…

  • February 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing your day – Such a joy!

  • February 16, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Is Susannah sitting/kneeling right in the snow?! I am cold just looking at these pictures! You all are braver than me, I hibernate all winter 🙂

  • February 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing these pics with us! 🙂

  • February 25, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Looks like you guys had fun! I miss S’mores. We need to make some! ~ Sarah


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