This has been the coldest winter we've had in Texas since moving here almost five years ago.
Decmeber started out with frigid temps, snow, ice and a huge power outage.
I woke up around 5:00 to a chilly house with no power. Realizing that it most likely wouldn't be back on anytime soon, I woke Matt and asked him to start a fire. We made some coffee (thank goodness for a gas stove and my french press!) turned the couch around to face the fireplace and snuggled until the kids woke up around 7:00. It was probably the most peaceful time we've had in our marriage since the kids were born! I wish the power would go out more often!
Once the were up, fed, and dressed we went outside to play. I'm embarrassed to say that my kids have the typical mismatched Texas snow clothes and nothing that fits and is waterproof! Oh well, they had fun anyway.
The cold weather continued through the month and we had quite a few PJ picnics in the living room because it was just to cold to do much else.
I decided to brave a trip to the mall (by myself) to ride the carousel and see Santa. We really had a blast, they loved the carousel so much, it's become of of our favorite cold day activities!
Visiting Santa went surprisingly well. Because it was another super cold day the mall was pretty much empty and we walked right up and were able to sit with him for a while. We read a book and Avery told Santa what she wanted for Christmas.
When we got home they had a mini snowball fight :) Such a fun day!!!