We had the privilege of hosting several family members over the holiday. First Edwin's dad and step-mom came, and then my parents and brother made the trek up to North Country. Edwin and I recently discovered one of the great experiences of a northern winter, and we wanted to share it with our families. Thus we all went out to enjoy a genuine horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods. (One of the families in our church hosts such rides.)
The first day was perfect. It was about 25 degrees and snowing ever-so-lightly. We had a great time.
DeLaynie discovered a love for campfires and roasting marshmallows, as long as she didn't have to get within five feet of the actual fire.
The second time, when my parents were in town, wasn't quite as ideal. It was 6 degrees and snowing heavily. We excitedly bundled up and crammed ourselves into the van.
We still had a great time, but by the end, some of us had given up on having a positive attitude.
Indeed, fun was had, and memories were made!