The wintery mix… Ice Skating, Polar bears and more snow

I feel like it’s been all things winter this weekend.

For her birthday, Emily invited her friends to go ice skating and then home for pizza and a sleep over.  Emily loves ice skating and we discovered that Friday nights are the best time to hit the rink closest to us.  It is such a tough place to photograph though.  The girls went zipping by looking very serious so I had to force them to pose for me.  They really had a fun time though and it certainly wore them out.  They were asleep by an astounding 12am.  I’ll have to remember that for the next sleepover. 😉

Saturday afternoon Richard participated in the Polar Bear Plunge for the Special Olympics. Although I’m sure when he volunteered he didn’t think it would be 35 degrees with so much ice on the lake the firemen would have to break up the ice for them to have water to plunge into.  He braved the cold with some of his co-workers who were dressed in a Las Vegas theme.  He and another lady were the show girls, along with cards and a dealer.  It was too funny to see these crazy, big hearted people jumping in that frozen lake!

It’s been snowing off and on all weekend.  You’d think I’d be longing to scrapbook with some warmer themed photos, but I created this one based upon the Studio Calico Sunday Sketch.  I took one look at the sketch and knew I wanted to create snow flakes with mist on my version.

Tonight we celebrated Emily’s birthday and Valentine’s Day at Macaroni Grill.  We all love Italian food so it’s our go to restaurant for any special occasion. 

The kids are out of school tomorrow for President’s Day.  With snow days and holidays it seems like they’ve been out of school more than they’ve been in this month, but I won’t complain. 🙂

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  • debbieback
    February 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    LOVE the red dress =)

  • Amy Coose
    February 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    That pic of your hubby is fabulous! Love the LO, the misting is perfect.

  • Erika
    February 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    SO FUNNY!!! I love that misting on that page! The flakes are great!

  • lisa truesdell
    February 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    omgoodness, that page is beautiful!<br /><br />and your hubby is a VERY good sport. i&#39;m cold just looking at that photo!


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