Yeah for snowmen

I was finally able to build a snowman for the first time since I was a very young girl yesterday. I had an absolute blast. With more than 8 IMG_1105inches of snow, Jason and I had plenty to work with.

The couple of snow storms that came through our area this winter season never had the right kind of snow or enough of it, until Snow Storm Pax barreled through. With almost 23 hours of on and off snow, my one wish came true.

With every storm, I ask Jason, can we build a snowman!

It was fun making a small snowball and then rolling, rolling, flipping, more rolling, flipping again until we had a monstrous ball. Needless to say, our first snowman was kind of shaped funny.

Our first snowman cracks me up.  A snowman with a belly, haha.

IMG_1120We added a scarf, a Patriot’s hat and charcoal for the eyes, nose and mouth. Before the end of the day, our first snowman was gone. It fell over.

After we made our first one, I got the itch, I had to make another one. So the rolling, flipping, more rolling began again.

IMG_1119It felt good to play in the snow, give myself a half snow day off of work.

With all the cold weather and the on and off snow, Jason and I haven’t been able to do our outside exploring. I cannot put into words just how much I miss our weekly hikes, our getaways.

Yesterday it showed how much we needed to be outdoors. We spent quite a bit of time outside although it was cold.

We both made more snowballs and threw them at each other. Jason of course was more successful in hitting the target, me, than I was. It was fun nonetheless.

When we first arrived in Tennessee we scouted out new waterfalls, which we have wanted to see during the winter months. Unfortunately we don’t have the right attire and shoes to go for a winter hike.

So, you could imagine how excited I was when I saw a little waterfall on our property, hahaha.

IMG_1112 I’m definitely counting down the days until the weather warms and we can hit the trails once again.

IMG_1101 IMG_1102There is still a lot of snow on the ground today, but a lot has already melted away.

When we were outside making the snowmen yesterday every once in a while you would hear and feel snow falling off the branches. The breeze would catch the snow and carry it away. The two pictures above shows the snow melting before it fell off.

It’s been a fun winter to say the least. A fun, first true winter out of the state of Florida. I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity to experience this with my best friend. We have created some new memories that will last a lifetime.

You really don’t realize just how spoiled you are with mild winters while living in Florida until you experience snow and negative degree weather in Tennessee.