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Betsy Hansen NH

Winter Storm Juno

Winter Storm Juno has come… and now it’s gone. Nothing but a couple feet of light fluffy snow that I had to watch from a window while I worked. I’m sure there were local folks impacted by the storm, but my only impact was I had to watch the snowfall from my bedroom window while I heard the kids playing downstairs and outside.

Regardless of school and all businesses being canceled, the one downside (or I should say one of) of working at home is days like today. I wanted nothing more than to head out with the kids and make snow angels and sled in the white fluffy powder all day – and head inside with bright red cheeks looking for a cup of hot cocoa. To no avail, today was day #2 working from  my bedroom. The kids however had another day of fun (and so did Shad). I could hear them planning their sled run, making their jumps and trying to snowboard in the backyard. I heard crying from the cold snow going up someones shirt or down someones pants and a scream at the loss of a boot because of the waist high dumping. I do find pleasure and nostalgia in the noise of days like today and happiness that it wasn’t a tv and bickering in the room next door. I think these past two days will be days they will remember for years to come. Piles of wet clothes on the floor, sleds scattered over the yard, cold skin and and runny noses and two days off from school. Perfect.

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Kate was against sledding last year, when asked to go, she would always reply “when I’m bigger.” No matter how much we tried to convince her she wouldn’t go, Shad and I were a little bummed. Kate says “when I’m bigger” about so many things, riding a bike, playing soccer, clearing her plate, sledding, etc. It’s her rationale… well, wouldn’t you know we got a few inches of snow and the first thing she asked was if she could go sledding. I couldn’t believe it. Maybe she “just knows” when the time is right. Given Kate’s extremely strong personality, it’s rare I get to really dictate what she is doing. But heck, why am I telling you that, you know from the “fashion” shots throughout the blog. Okay, back to the point of this entry, watch: 

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Taking on Carnival Hill

Taking on Carnival Hill

The Girls... not sledding.

The Girls... not sledding.

Today is supposedly the calm before the snowstorm that is predicted for tomorrow. Recreation sports events have been canceled among other things… we decided to play today since it was so quiet and we went sledding with Reilly’s buddy Owen and their family. The snow was icy and hard – both good and bad for sledding. FAST AND PAINFUL when wiping out.

Here are a few shots from the day… with my D700! 🙂 We had a great time… okay… then a sled cracked. But hopefully tomorrow we’ll be back out there sledding on some freshies.

Yup... OUCH is right!

Yup... OUCH is right!

Are those REAL fur mittens?

Are those REAL fur mittens?

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