We didn't have a white Christmas this year, but we woke up the day before New Year's Eve to lots of snow. And it was the first time I was actually, truly cold this year- which made sense, seeing as how the high was 18 degrees. On New Year's Eve it snowed all day and was 7 degrees. It was starting to feel like what I expected a Colorado winter to be. We had lots of errands to run and snow boots to buy and party clothes to thrift so I was able to get some pictures around town. I *love* snow because it makes cold weather worth it.
This is what I saw upon opening the blinds in our bedroom- I really like having trees in our windows for this very reason.
Snowy courtyard view from our study- the pool is covered but the hot tub is thankfully open all winter- we have been going a lot this December.
Some kids were trying to sled in this park but the hill was almost non-existent and their mother was pulling them down in turn- not *quite* the idea but I'm sure it was fun being the pull-ee and not the pull-er :)
Modeling my new boots like a dork- It's so nice to be able to tromp through snow without getting soggy. I checked 3 thrift stores a few times each over the last month, but they only had boots for fashion, not for function. These are waterproof and have a temperature grade of -25 degrees. If I get lost in the wilderness, every part of me will be a coal black frost bitten lump but my feet will look gorgeous.
And, ok, let's be honest, I like them because I think they're pretty cute too. We're going snowshoeing soon so I'll get to put them to good use!