Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I Don't Really Like Cold, Wet Things.

Last Friday Marshall and I gathered up the children so we could drive up to one of our local mountains to see snow. It was all Marshall's idea and I went along for the ride, you know, to make sure one of the kids didn't fall off the mountain or something. Haven was the only one with a heavy jacket (left over from our trip to Chicago 3 years ago), so Marlie and Seamus were stuck wearing rain jackets. Hey, you should be surprised we even have those, living in Southern California.

We found a little patch of icy snow and picked up snowballs hard ice chunks to throw at each other. After realizing how unpleasant getting hit with hard ice chunks can be, we quickly made a truce with each other and threw our ice chunks elsewhere, like off the side of the mountain.

Marlie and I only lasted 15 minutes outside before we had to return to the van. I defrosted my tush with the help of my seat heater. LOVE that seat heater. Hey... it was like 45 degrees or something out there! Marshall and the boys stayed outside for another 15 minutes and Seamus was shivering like crazy when they returned. But shivering with a big smile on his face. He had an awesome time.

Perhaps we'll return again for another day 15 minutes in the snow before Spring. Maybe if I wrap myself in an electric blanket with an extension cord, I'll last outside as long as the boys next time. Hey, I'm a native Floridian. Native Floridians are not supposed to spend extended periods of time in the snow. It's in a rule book somewhere.











26 comments:

  1. You spent more time playing in the snow than I have all year .. and we have had a snowy front yard for three months now.

    I may live in coldy, windy Iowa .. but I don't like cold wet things either =-)

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  2. I'm with you girl...as a native Texan, I am not particularly fond of freezing my tush off in the snowy weather. I'm totally okay with wearing shorts on Christmas.

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  3. love the picture of you in the purple fleece and the Twilight reference... you crack me up, it is actually snowing here...amazing and sticking.

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  4. I know how u feel I'm not used to wt things either and its snowing right now! this cold weather s making my skin wrinkly, you are lucky that u r living in sunny Cali !


    Jamaican Princess

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  5. If you're going again, get those kids some thicker coats and gloves! -BA

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  6. LOL...I can totally relate. Hey, was I suppose to leave the condo on our ski vacation...cause I thought I was there for the cable tv.

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  7. Who knew you are so delicate? LOL! Great pictures!

    I hate the snow, too. Why do I live here, again?

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  8. What a fun time. Kids love that stuff. Me...not so much.
    I didn't know you were a native Floridian. I am too. (Tampa)
    My idea of winter is mid 60's.
    In Houston we have pretty mild winters too. So its survivable.

    That view of your little one throwing the snow ball (icechunck) is amazing. Looks like it could go forever.

    ♥Joy

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  9. I'm sure that will be a fun memory etched in the kiddos minds for years to come- I would have joined you in the van too. :)

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  10. hehehe... I totally resemble this post. Last time my kiddos went to the snow, we put socks on their hands. (I'm not even kidding). I was amazed they lasted outside (20ish degrees) for an hour. But there were sleds involved.

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  11. What a blast that must have been! I am sooooo jealous!!!!!!!!

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  12. 45 degrees is spring weather here, lol.

    We have 2 1/2 feet on the ground, and it's 20. Two weeks ago, it got to -30. Cold.

    Still love your coat, Julie! I was so sad when Zach said no :(

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  13. You're cracking me up here. 45 and sunny has been our life these last few weeks- and that's warm- and dry.

    Can't wait to see you in June.

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  14. I agree-but I live in Michigan...Love the pictures-most of my pictures (unfortunately) are taken in the snow!!!

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  15. Well for only being out for fifteen minutes, you got a bunch of really great photos.

    However, in CHICAGO it's currently 38 and it feels really warm. I could spend wayyyyyy more than 15 minutes outside. If I were so compelled. I'm not feeling compelled today though!

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  16. I don't like any cold wet thing either unless....

    And this would be why my dad was unable to totally convert me into being a deer hunter. lol

    BTW we are paying 70$ to go play in manmade snow here in GA for 2 hours!!! So, think of yourself as lucky sort of.

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  17. oh, but look how much fun they had!

    Not one of those kids are wearing purple, are you sure they belong to you?

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  18. 45 degrees is shorts weather here :o) Actually it's 27 degrees here now and my husband wore shorts to work tonight. Sometimes I think he's a little "off" ;o

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  19. So funny! Lately, if it hits 45 we head to the park to enjoy the heat wave.

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  20. You are killing me:) 45 degrees is like summer to us here in Michigan. My gosh, I'd be putting on shorts and getting my bike out. Okay, that's not true. I'd wait til maybe 60 degrees for that. But still:)

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  21. That's right and neither are native AZs.
    I can just handle TX since it only snows like 2-3 days a year. Even then, I only go out for like 2 minutes. They kids love it though. What is with kids and snow?
    And I love how you were able to fit yet another movie quote into a post.

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  22. I giggled at the last pic :)

    It's been a few years since we've had a good snow here... even then it was only an inch or two!

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  23. yeah, we definitely don't do snow here in texas... it was a little icy a few weeks back... I sent the husband out with the daughter... I so wasn't in for that lol

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  24. Awwww, ya pansy. ;)

    At 45 degrees, we plant gardens and pack away the winter clothes. Afterall, it's a good 75 degrees warmer than our lowest winter temperature.

    Still, looks like the boys had a blast.

    And I question every year, while we have snow on the ground from November to April why in the world I live here. I don't like snow either.

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  25. I don't think any grown adults actually like the cold or the snow unless they are seriously active in outdoor winter sports like skiing. It is fun to take the kids sledding like once a winter, and I like the snow to be around at Christmas. But that is IT!

    What I am really wondering is.....How on earth Haven is able to still get into a coat from 3 YEARS AGO!!!! I think someone must be sprinkiling my kids food with miracle grow because I am lucky if they make it through the season in the same size clothes!!!

    Katie O.

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