Thirty Minutes in the Life {November}

This month offered us a sweet and very unexpected surprise.

Sure, it’s November.  It’s not that out of the ordinary.  But really?  It’s only November.  We usually have to wait until December and sometimes even Christmas before it happens.

We heard rumors that it was going to happen.  Some predicted it.  Others doubted it.  Most dreaded it.

We watched and waited.  It started out slow.  A flake here and another there.  And then, out of nowhere, it happened.  Snowflakes here and there and everywhere.

The predictions proved true. . .

We had a snow day.
(Our neighbor dog likes to visit.)

I am not ashamed to admit that I anticipate snow days with the excitement of a child.  I peek out the window several times during the night saying silent prayers, please just give us one day.

Voila.  

I love when we get snow days (or as I like to call them “bonus days”.)  It’s kind of like finding a $20 bill left in your winter coat from last winter.  Or receiving a card in the mail from a friend “just because”.  Snow days are a surprise gift that offer endless memory making opportunities.
Hot chocolate is emptied from cups like water on a hot summer day.  Transitions from fireside to hillside happen at perfectly paced intervals.  Snow days are the perfect ingredient to break up the monotony of schedules and we do our best to do them well.

There is only one thing that can make a snow day better–

A birthday on a snow day.  Miss Meadow was able to celebrate her third birthday with big brother and sister home. All. Day. Long.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

Here’s to 30 Minutes in the snow. . .

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