Friday, December 25, 2009

Snow in Minnesota!

Oh the weather outside is frightful.....

but the fire is so delightful,

and since we've no place to go...

Let it snow

Let it snow

Let it snow!!

Clearly we are having fun in the snow here in the frozen tundra of Minnesota! Of all times for it to snow, Christmas is the perfect time! Unless your my BFF who couldn't fly out of Virginia this morning. :(

Emersyn was VERY apprehensive about the snow initially, despite our best efforts to bundle her up and keep her warm. We actually left her in some fleece jammies and put her in her snow suit. It may seem silly to buy a snow suit for this age but we have an AMAZING friend who gives us her friends and family discount at Columbia Sportswear. We were able to buy this $150 snow suit for $35!!!! It is gender neutral(ish) so it might work for another baby someday even if he is a boy! Emersyn's Nana and Papa found these snow boots on clearance a long time ago for super cheap and they just happened to be the right size for our Minnesota visit timing!

Brett took her down on the sled and she didn't want anything to do with that! Eventually she warmed up to the idea and took great joy in "cleaning" the snow off all of Grandpa's solar lights in the yard. It was tooooo cute.

We had a great Christmas. I am so not used to all the lounging that we are able to do here. I have read almost all of the "G-Free Diet" by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and am inspired! I don't think we are going to go 100% G-free but definitely modify our lifestyle to incorporate more G-free carbs. It is an exciting journey that we are about to embark on towards healthier living!!

Brett has been reading "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters" by Dr. Meg Meeker. Sometimes it takes us forever to read books at night in bed because we will stop and read each other passages that we find to be interesting and then that will lead to a long conversation and then we realize that we have been in bed "reading" for an hour and have only read a couple pages! :) I think it is good to be intentional about parenting though and we have always had great communication about the kind of parents that we want to be. Brett heard this book be recommended by Dave Ramsey on talk radio. He is really enjoying it and wants to order a copy of his own to re-read as Emersyn grows up. (Right now he is reading the library copy) If your husbands are looking for a good book to read in regards to parenting, we would really recommend this one. Brett is only about 1/3 of the way through it but it has been very interesting so far. Even if your daughter doesn't have a father at home, I think a mom could benefit from reading this too for guidance in your daughter's life.

Tomorrow we are going to see the Chipmunk movie as a family. I hope Emersyn is impressed by the movie screen like she was last year after Christmas when we went to see "Four Christmas's".

See how impressed she was?

Oh man, I loved my little baldy baby girl.

Have a great post-Christmas weekend everyone!!!


Tyler said...

Derek got that book for christmas as well. He hasnt started yet but I thought it looked awesome. Glad to know it is a good read.

Looks like yall are having a blast there in minnesota!! Wish we could get just a little of that white stuff here ;)

Enjoy your post christmas weekend as well girlie

Melissa said...

I loved this entire post. But i especially loved the pic above "but since we've no place to go". The expression on her face is adorable!! :)

Tricia said...

Too cute! Her expressions put a smile on my face :)

LeAnna said...

These are so cute, Patti! Glad ya'll are having a great time in the frozen tundra. I think we're going to definitely keep up our low-sugar eating habits we adopted when Q was born (uh, because I was too tired to bake anything, lol!) because we feel SO much better! It's amazing what a few changes can really do.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

She looks so sweet all bundled up in her little snow suit!! Such a precious baby girl.

Happy New Year!

♥Kim said...

Great Pictures Pattie! Looks like you guys had so much fun in the snow! Love her boots!