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Embrace the Cold

This winter, I really want our family to embrace the season instead of hiding out and waiting for it to pass. After all, it does last about 4-5 months out of the year – we shouldn’t be wasting that time!
One thing we need to do is make sure we’re all prepared to spend time outside. We have everything Evan could ever need – two different winter jackets, splash pants, full-on snow pants, snow boots, and a variety of hats and mitts – but not so much for ourselves. 
Last year, I invested in a decent pair of snow boots (and actually never wore them because it was unseasonably warm last year and we barely got any snow!), but I definitely need another layer for my legs (not sure if to do under- or outer-wear) and a good pair of heavy ski-type gloves. DH also needs some winter clothing.
So, any tips on what we need to stay warm out there? Any secrets (besides a thermos full of coffee and Bailey’s)?

Our first winter outing: feeding the ducks by the river.

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Weather Vs. Climate

The Flowing Data blog has a great post up about the difference between weather and climate trends.

Keep it in mind the next time someone says global warming does not exist because it snowed one day in the middle of spring.

Let it Snow!

It started snowing yesterday…

…and it pretty much hasn’t stopped. You can get a good idea of how much snow we have so far in this photo:

I’m loving the weather though – mostly because I get to stay inside and enjoy it from the warmth of our house with a cute (though sometimes screaming) baby in my arms.

Schools are closed already (yay for a snow day for the kids!), and the snow is supposed to continue to fall for the next few days. Hopefully things will clear up for my Mom’s arrival on Friday!

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