Saturday, December 13, 2008

Advent... Day 13

We made it.

Four soccer games.
excited boys.
cheese pizzas.

We have SNOW on the ground, people!

We entered the sportsplex for Wyatt's double-header, leaving behind the world as we know it, and came out to a winter wonderland. Because when we actually get snow, we don't mess around.

No wispy, wimpy, Wisconsin-type snow... where after three days you might accumulate an inch. No. Not here. In fact, our state holds the world record for snow fall. That's right!

I'm just sayin' that there are three very fidgety little boys trying to sleep in the next room.

Gunnar unwrapped "Annika's Secret Wish", by Beverly Lewis. Did you know that in Sweden, finding an almond in your rice pudding on Christmas Eve meant you could make a wish? The pictures in the book make me want to move to Sweden.

A very idealized Sweden.

Our Advent Devotion centered on Joseph's dream, when the angel appeared to him, to reassure him that he should marry Mary. With the boys aged 12, 10, and 7, I danced lightly around Joseph's probably suspicions regarding Mary's pregnancy... something like, "Joseph probably thought she had been loving another man." But Gunnar very matter of factly said, "Yeah, Mom, it has to do with, you know, snuggling in the same bed."

Who knew?


Mel-Beth said...

Out of the mouths of babes, huh?

Deborah said...

I love the innocence still!

Your photo is gorgeous! That is the kind of snow to have. We've been having Wisconsin snow :o) as you call it. Little to no accumulation. Blech!

Julie said...

I've lived in the PNW all my life (but for one year in Australia). Right before getting married I spent a winter in Wisconsin, interning at a camp/retreat center (Honeyrock).

That was quite an experience... got down to -40F (but not windy, thank the Lord!). Completely beautiful. But it totally baffled me how it could snow nearly every day, and yet not accumulate. The snow never got what I would call "deep".

If you drive up into the Cascades in the winter, the roads have been plowed and there are WALLS of snow beside the road. I've gone up to a ski area and had 20+ feet tall walls of snow on either side.

We don't get much "down here" near sea level, but when it does actually snow, it SNOWS!

kristen@nosmallthing said...

That is great! snuggling in the same bed...

Still waiting to have the talk with one of mine. Won't be long now, I'm sure.