It has stayed cold around here...although the roads are mostly clear and the southern-facing lawns have melted off, anywhere that shade dominates, we still have snow sticking on the ground. That's the first time we've seen this since we moved here in 2003...usually any snow we see melts by the time the midmorning sun gets to it.
Did I mention cold?
Here are a couple of earlier pictures of the snow.
Mindy and I have been happy to stay inside and find the warmest spots we can!
Together, we also conquered that last couple of post-holiday chores in the kitchen:
packing away the Christmas dishes for another year...
...and cleaning out the last of the leftovers from the refrigerator!
The kids have been enjoying more traditional snowy fun.
All of that outside-playtime in the bitter cold makes for some sleepy kids by evening. Last night we let them stay up to watch the Lawrence Welk show...but despite their best efforts, neither of them stayed awake until the end!