Friday, January 8, 2010

If you look at their faces...


If you look at their faces, you'd see the thrill of playing in the snow after the first big snowfall!








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 Until someone smacks you in the face with a snowball when you were already getting cold. So when that frozen ball of cold, wet, and compacted snow hits you, it sends you over the edge. Good thing mom is waiting on the inside with the stuff that makes everything better on wintery days... a mug of hot chocolate.

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But first she captures a shot of the culprit trying to slink away... the smirk on his face gives him away every time.
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Even though, he tries to convince you he is an angel...
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the evidence he leaves behind allows you to think... only maybe...
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And now with everyone tucked away inside where it's warm. Mom gets to go outside to play... with her camera. She makes it about a block away before she can't feel her fingers, and notices they are red and turning white in places, and then they stop working. She hurries home and when the blood flows again in her fingers, she downloads her pictures and knows it was worth it.

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16 comments:

  1. Wow Vicky this is amazing. Do you usually have this much snow in winter?
    You were brave...all in the course of creating a great post!
    Happy snow days

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  2. Vicky, that is major snow!! I'd love to be rolling around in it at the moment. It was 99F here today and still just warming up, its set to hit 106F on Monday.

    So that snow looks a great way to cooling down for me.

    Your boys look they they are having a blast.

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  3. Loved all your pics, but especially the ones of your sons enjoying the snow. You have constructed a sweet story with your photographs and your text.

    Winter is simply wonderful for children.

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  4. Delwyn, Yes, we do. We don't typically get 17 inches all at once like we did at Christmas this year... but we do tend to get lots of snow.

    Liss, its been cold these past few days, too cold to play outside, but over Christmas it was plenty warm for the kids to be outside and they loved it!

    Bonnie, when the temps hover near zero the kids really do love to be out in the snow... but when its gets to 35- below with windchill factor... then we just have to stay inside and hibernate!

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  5. I'm longing for a little warm up ... think we have a while to wait

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  6. Beautiful!!! I miss seeing these winter scenes. All we get during the winter is fog, fog and more fog! :0)

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  7. The snowball fight pics are the BEST. I love them! Excellent job, Mom!

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  8. I love the smiles of the children...and for you to capture the hurt look after the hard snowball hit is amazing. I want to hug him! (I'm sure you gave him plenty of those.)
    The snowfall is incredible! Wow! I am envious...and so glad that you and your family are enjoying it. It looks like a winter wonderland!

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  9. Oh, the fun and agony of a snowball fight.

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  10. That is a ton of snow! My kids would have a blast in that winter wonderland. Great pictures!

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  11. Your photo essay is fabulous!!! I love the stories you tell with your pictures...and YES!!! It was worth it!!! These are incredibly beautiful! Loved this post...laughed so hard over the expressions...tears and smirks, both! Love you, Vicky!! You're wonderful! ~Janine XO

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  12. Oh my! Look at the amount of snow! Pictures really don't reveal how cold, cold can be, but everything covered in white looks So beautiful :)

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  13. Those boys!!! Make me giggle.
    Your snow pics are beautiful Vicky...I can't believe you took a walk, it took me 3 days holed up inside to get the nerve to walk to the warm car and go to lunch!
    It was17 here this morning...I've learned a bit about myself and my love of winter...I will tell you sometime :)
    (the snow on those evergreens is perfect)
    xoxoxo

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  14. Looking at those pictures gave me such a wonderful winter wonderland feeling:) Your boys always seem to have so much fun together. Makes me wanna call you up and schedule a playdate:)

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  15. oooh... I can remember the feeling of a snowball on a frozen cheek...

    some things never change. us youngest always get ganged up on :)

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  16. My fondest memories of childhood were those of playing in the snow with my cousins! I love the snow angel!

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