I love living on the lakeshore. Easy access to the beaches in the summer and literally TONS of snow in the winter! The first significant "snow event" of the season went south of us, but the next one MORE than made up for it. Pictures of that later.
The White Lake Santa Parade was this weekend. I'm used to the Coopersville Santa Parade, which is at night, so it was a little weird heading to see the Christmas parade in the daylight! Not as many Christmas lights on the floats. It was COLD, but we were getting some big, fat snowflakes, so that was neat. Joshua was able to walk in the parade with his Cub Scout Troop.
Here's a picture of the boys getting ready to go:
Logan drinking cocoa in the truck:
His super cute snowsuit (think Ralphie's little brother from A Christmas Story!):
Logan and his daddy:
Here come the Cub Scouts:
Joshua is in the orange hat, looking over the banner:
Oh, back to the snow issue. Like I said, we missed the first storm, but the second system hit us dead on. Thank you, Lake Michigan - it was all Lake Effect. This is our backyard, on Sunday afternoon. It pretty much looked like this when we went to bed on Sunday night:
And this is what we woke up to on Monday:
To say the least, Rick spent most of the day plowing. Logan and I were getting a bit of cabin fever, so we decided to go outside before lunch.
I love living in the woods too. Especially the pine woods. I cannot appropriately describe how pretty they are. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S doesn't even do them justice. I'm amazed at God's creation.
Here's our little house in the wintertime:
We got our Christmas tree tonight. It's just a basic Scotch Pine. We were going to get a Frasier Fir, but decided we liked the dark green of the Scotch Pine as a contrast to the white lights that we like. We're supposed to get a MAJOR snowstorm tonight through Thursday (they're thinking maybe 10+ inches including the additional Lake Effect), and we're supposed to have "blizzard conditions" thanks to the wind on Thursday. It's currently defrosting in the garage, but Rick is going to bring it in on one of his breaks (lol) from plowing tomorrow. If Josh has a snow day tomorrow, the kids and I might start decorating the tree. I've got some of the presents wrapped, and it would be fun to see them under the tree.
Pictures of that to come. Oh, and I'll let you know how much snow we end up getting!!