This Thanksgiving I was very grateful for a roof over my head and a warm house. I woke up this morning to see the snow on the roof outside my (dirty) window mounded up higher than I think I've ever seen it:
Are you sick of me talking about snow yet? Maybe we should just all sing this song and be done with it.
I mean, we get a lot of snow here, but this is pretty early in the season to have ANOTHER foot of it.
And lots of dangerous (but beautiful, and according to my boys, tasty) icicles hanging about.
The girl volunteered to head out early and shovel.
Don't feel bad for her - she volunteered. Also, turns out her next door friend had a snow day, so they were out shoveling our driveway together. Now my girl wants a snow day, too... so I may have let her out of a few subjects today.
The boys helped some. Maybe.
Did I mention I was grateful for a roof over my head? I am. Very.
Do you see my snowflakes?
Inspired by Amy's last year.
The girl and I cut a bunch of snowflakes out of coffee filters (the best snowflake cutting paper, I think - and we don't even drink coffee). I also made a few teeny ones out of tissue paper when we ran out.
They look really different in different lighting.
Look! The sun came out!
I think I might need some more for the side windows. But I'm really digging this little bit of happy.
We do snowflakes in the windows (nearly) every year - but Amy's photo inspired me to step it up a notch.
To get a proper, six-sided snowflake from a coffee filter or circle of paper, just fold it in half, then in thirds, then in half again and snip away.
If you use square paper, here's a reminder on how to fold it.
I taped the first row of flakes to the top of my window - the rest were all added one by one with a bit of gluestick. They are stuck to each other, not the window.