Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bring Out the Skates!

So last week’s “Polar Vortex” was brought some good things…  I’m not a huge fan of winter, but there are certain things you can’t experience without it!  We don’t often get the chance to dig the skates out, but the pond was good and solid for a little bit last week.  And so one morning the school work got pushed back and the farm work got put on hold for a morning while the ice was still hard.  

 The old skate box had a few small pairs of skates that stayed on the girl’s feet with several pairs of socks (after we dumped the chewed up mouse trash out of them).  You can make most anything work when it’s your first ever chance to skate!  The girls were excited!

 Chloe belongs to our brother and sister-in-law.  She’s a sweetie!  
It was her first time ice skating too. J

 The pond with the diving board, high dive, waterslide and docks all frozen in.

 When it’s boring you find something to make it fun!  This man is a good daddy!

Matthew and Chloe. (Nice gloves Matt, next time you might want to borrow something more masculine?)

 Bald Cypress knees frozen solid in ice at the pond edge.

My man is a pretty good skater if I may say so.  Hockey may have been his thing if he’d ever lived somewhere a little colder!
Even big girls like to have fun!

Grammy gets in on the action giving the granddaughter a ride.
Grandpa showed up for a little bit too.

 There was no hockey puck to be found, but hey, use what you got.  
(Props to the toughness of EOS lip care containers.  
Not a crack in it after being beat around!)

"He gives snow like wool: he scatters the frost like ashes.
He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow."
Psalm 147:16-18

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