andddd...in a complete contrast to all the green and bare feet pictures i've been posting of bali, here is a winter wonderland in my backyard! we had a lottttt of snow over the past few days - over 18 inches in fact! this made for some very exciting times around here watching the howling winds and snowfall out the window, braving to go out in it - even a naked little boy daredevil run into the snow and quickly back to the fireside!
my favourite time is the day after the storm, when everything is blanketed in fresh sparkly snow and we can go out and make the very first footprints in it. we took off for a long walk in the woods where it was crisp, quiet and looked like a scene from a fairytale... there was a lot of snow-eating going on.
(it never got old! hehe)
we ended up walking and walking to find some amazing icicle caverns and frozen river...both beautiful and frightening as my husband likes to inspect every detail and no precipise will stop him. family walks normally end up with me waiting on the edge of something with the small ones while he and ivy disappear in the name of adventure.
no trip out in the snow is complete without a snowball fight. and who better to pummel with snow than your little brother? he could dish it out pretty well though...now if only it would stay pretty and white until i am bored with it and then magically turn into summer!!