Monday, January 05, 2009

More... of the same....

It's been cold enough for long enough that we've been able to build a pretty big skating rink out next to the garage. It's about 20' X 40', and was first skated on in the picture above on Dec 23. The boys are much stronger on their skates than they were in that pic - they whizz around there like lightning now...I can hardly catch them when we're playing tag. The snow banks around the rink are much, much higher now, too, and the boys can skate at full speed down the ice and crash right into the drifts (they're about as high as my shoulder).

Here's an early morning view of our land to the south-west. We've had some truly lovely sunny days in between the deluges of snow.

Oh, and though we have no oven (I cook either on the bbq, on a hot plate, or in the slow cooker), we had to make a gingerbread house. Those pesky kits at the store are not half bad. The boys built the whole thing themselves this year...times, they are a changin'.

Cheers,

Lisa

6 comments:

Quilt Nut said...

love the rink! we almost could have made one in our backyard too this year lol

Debra said...

So good to see you back! I have thought of you often & wondered what was going on. I took your blog out of the webring but now that you are back, I'll return it to the ring.

swooze said...

So good to see you. I have been thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back and happy new year. The house looks great. Nakusp is very snowy as well. Marilyn McKinnon

Ramona-quilter said...

Well, the last I saw the house it was just a stack of trusses. This looks marvelous. Good to see you posting again.

Ed and Sheila said...

More snow than we've seen in a long time. I shoveled off my shed which is something I haven't done since we built it. Good to see you back. Can't you get wireless internet there?