I've kidded with Sara before that sometimes we think alike or that our ideas move in the same direction. After reading her cute post today I Hate Being a Penguin I went to check the mail. Would you just look at the cutest surprise we got in the mail? How could I not show them off. We sent our nieces Madi and Alex, gift cards to the American Doll store. And these were their thank-you notes. Madi did the top two, and Alex made the bottom one. Thank you girls for your pretty art work and kind words! Happy New Year to you as well! Your timing was perfect.
We've been in the midst of an Alberta clipper that has most of northern Minnesota in its firm grasp. We even started school two hours late this morning. I think the idea is for it to warm up a bit before we send the kids off to school. But sadly today, warming up amounted to a 7 degree difference, from a low of -29 to a downright balmier -22 currently :) The crazier part is the weather that is forecast for this weekend. We're supposed to have a high somewhere in the 30's! That is almost a 100 degree difference in the span of a couple of days. It'll be like early spring around here. You will literally see short sleeves and sneakers out and about. And smiles. Lots of cheery people freed from the oppressively cold weather and the confinement that accompanies it.
And they really hope to get back to "construction" soon on their snow forts. They at least got one of the really must have features finished. The chair. Never mind the roof, cuz what good is a snow fort without a place to rest from all of your "hard work?"