I admit that sometimes I dream of just moving to Costa Rica forever.
The beach, the surf, the peaceful and somewhat slower way of life appeals to my body and my mind.
And sometimes when the winters get long in Minnesota I think about some of the places I’ve lived that didn’t have our weather extremes..
..and I listen to people tell us how crazy we are to live where it plummets to 30 below zero and it snows from October until May.
But then we have those perfect winter days – with fresh snow and temperatures above zero.
And my kids cannot wait to get outside to create and play.
And while we love skating and skiing and sledding – and other snow fun activities – it’s just the going out and playing in the snow that reminds us as to why we stay in Minnesota.
They don’t need a sandbox or a ball or a park.
Just piles of snow to make forts, mountains, snowmen and fun.
It might take us 30 minutes to get outfitted to go out.
And maybe their mittens are still drying on the radiators.
But nothing feels as good as the cold on their sweet pink cheeks as they play in the clean, fresh air.
And then enjoy an after play celebrate with hot chocolate…as we dream about the snow angels that we still need to make this year before all of the snow melts away.
Do you love the snow?