I can’t believe this is the second post in a row that I’ve written about snow! It might lead you to believe that our family lives somewhere that actually sees a true winter. But this is North Carolina everyone, which means those single digit temps from Snowpocalypse 2015 were quickly followed up with highs in the mid 50’s. But last week’s snow and freezing temps combined with comparatively spring-like temperatures over the weekend made for great snowtubing conditions! While it had been on our radar for a while now, we decided to go somewhat on a whim. It was…Read the rest of this entry →
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Earlier this week we Southerners got pelted with our annual “snow storm.” Every now and then (like last year) we actually get a little bit of snow out of it. This year was more typical, in that a few inches of snow were initially predicted…which of course led to frenetic grocery store runs for bread and milk…and then all we ended up with was about an inch of sleet and freezing rain. But to kids (and grown-ups..) who only see snow once a year, any white stuff that attempts to cover the ground is considered snow, no matter how crunchy (and slippery!)…Read the rest of this entry →
From our house to yours, have a happy holiday! Whether it’s warm, cold, snowy, beachy, rainy, stormy, or sunny, get outside and enjoy the holidays as a family!
Contrary to popular “non-climber” belief, the best weather conditions for climbing often occur during cold weather. The crux moves on your project on a hot (or worse yet, hot AND humid) summer day can easily feel several letter grades harder than it would on a cool, crisp winter day. With that in mind, sending odds can sometimes be dramatically increased for those that are willing to brave the cold. And while how cold is “too cold” to climb varies from person to person, here are some ideas for turning miserable, finger-numbing weather into perfect sending conditions. (Unless of course you’re a mountaineer…in…Read the rest of this entry →
Sometimes you just want a quickie activity to entertain your little one before heading out for the day. I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for ideas that involve more nature and less screen time. And if it can be educational/useful/environmentally-friendly…all the better, right? Sometimes we try out our own original ideas, and other times we glean from others (usually after a night of Pinterest research…). But sometimes, the classic stand-bys are just as fun, if not more so! A few weeks ago my hubby celebrated his birthday, and one of the more thoughtful gifts…Read the rest of this entry →