Snapshot Saturday

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s, like, March in some parts of the world but I swear where I live, we are stuck in January. Today the high is supposed to be -11. My town invented the Polar Vortex and clearly is having a hard time letting go.

A few weekends ago the temperature bubbled over zero which means everyone comes out of hibernation to celebrate the heat wave and we chose to go sledding since the risk of frostbite and hypothermia was slightly lower than normal. It was actually little girl Cam’s first sledding experience.

She loved it, can’t you tell?

Something about shards of icy snow blowing in her face the entire way down. I have a sinking feeling she inherited my non-dare-devil approach to life. Her brothers, on the other hand, made a goal to see how many people they could wipe out on their way down the sledding hill and had a blast doing so (on the sledding and receiving end).

I’m actually ok with the prolonged winter. Just another excuse to drink my body weight in hot chocolate every day.

Snapshot Saturday

25 Responses to Snapshot Saturday: Heat Wave

  1. stephanie says:

    Love the family pic (and the smiles!) I can’t imagine what it takes to get everyone all bundled up.

  2. Sandy W says:

    Nice picture of your wonderful family. This winter has been really rotten. I’m letting my fingers thaw out after clearing 4.8″ of snow in Green Bay. It’s actually 6 outside with a -8 windchill.

  3. Kirsten G. says:

    I had to convert the temperature to celsius. That’s cold! I live in the Niagara region (think Niagara Falls) area of Ontario and we’ve been sucked into the polar vortex too.

  4. Charlotte Moore says:

    Cute pic of all of you. BRRRRRR!!!!

  5. Aimee says:

    Looks like fun! We also live in the same town and I am wondering where you go sledding. I don’t recognize it from your pic and wondering if you know of a new spot we can try. We usually sled downtown between the firehall and river.

  6. Cindy Harris says:

    Makes Utah look like a tropical paradise!

  7. Keri says:

    I’m super jealous of your snow. Our area only got one storm this whole winter. It has been really depressing! I never thought I would wish for overcast days and snow. You have such a cute family!

  8. Traci says:

    When I read that your town invented the polar vortex, I hopped on over to your about page (first time here!) and after seeing that you are in Northern Minnesota, I won’t argue with you. My family lives in Central MN and I know how it is. Luckily, spring is near!

  9. Joan says:

    You are the cutest thing. Love your family photo with everyone all bundled up! You are a joy to know in cyberspace.

  10. Heather bell says:

    Noooo!! It’s snowing five inches and -11 today. Was tempted to go back to my hometown of Las Vegas. But ditto on the hot cocoa:)

  11. Teresa R. says:

    Wonderful family photo. I bet it takes a lot of time and patience to get everyone bundled up!

  12. Wendi Bohn says:

    Mel,
    I just want to say, “thank you”, from the bottom of my heart for wonderful, healthy, and family friendly recipes. I use your blog daily and have been blessed by your talents! Thank you so much and keep it up!!!!!
    Wendi Bohn
    Dacula, GA (metro-Atlanta)
    P.S. Would love more healthy lunch ideas since lunch is my nemesis also!

  13. You have snow!!! I am so jealous, we only have cold, hahaah.

  14. TexGirl says:

    When it’s 100+ degrees here for 90 days in a row in the summer, I try not to complain too much and remind myself that I can usually count on one hand how many times I’ll need to wear a coat come “winter”! It’s 77 degrees now at 6:30 pm and I’m lounging on my deck. Hang in there!

  15. Karen says:

    I love it, what a wonderful family outing! For me, the bundling up process means once everyone is bundled up, I start over with the first ones who are starting to get unbundled! You can only keep mittens on for so long when you are inside…….

  16. Nicole Hunn says:

    I normally save all my complaining for the hot, sticky summer months here in the northeast, but I think that might have been because our winters had been manageable in recent years. And then came this year! I’m complaining like it’s a string of 99°F summer days. Here’s hoping you get at least some thaw sometime soon, my friend!

  17. barb says:

    What a darling family you have! Noticed your husband’s hat…is he from Youngstown, Ohio?

  18. Mel says:

    That photo of Brian and Cam is priceless, made my husband and I laugh out loud. Cheers to more hot chocolate and my first attempt at your salted peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! God bless you. :) Mel

  19. Sheila says:

    Love the pictures! The flu hit our home this weekend so even though we had 8 inches of fresh snow come down there was little interest in going out and playing in it.

  20. Amy says:

    Thank goodness I live in Texas because I hate cold weather! On the other hand, I also hate having to mow our yard twice a week during the summer and it’s starting already! It was 80 degrees and I was out mowing yesterday. UGH! It does make me sad to think that I’ll never know what sledding is like unless I go on vacation to a snowy area. I’ve only seen snow a few times in my life!

  21. Kim in MD says:

    Such sweet photos, Mel! Wow…your temps are crazy! We’ve had a brutal winter, but nothing compared to yours. I’m glad you were able to get out and enjoy the snow!

  22. Lynn says:

    I found your bogg one day while looking up potatoe soup receipes and I have been hooked since!!! I often find myself wondering what ideas Mel has for a meal or dessert today. You have fabulous and delicious receipes. My family has never filled a complaint when I cook one of your receipes. You have a beautiful family and a life filled with many blessings!! Thank you for all the time you put into your blogg. I love snapshot Saturday. Stay warm.

  23. Looks like fun. It’s too cold here, even for sledding, so we’ve been hunkered down, but I’m glad someone is out enjoying themselves.

  24. Norabel says:

    Just as I thought Northern Minnesota would allow spring to shine through- we get a heavy snowfall. “A winter weather advisory” tells me that spring will have to wait. I could actually see my grass, or at least the mud and dried tufts of something that resembled grass. But more reason to stay inside and try even more of your phenomenal recipes! Thank you for sharing your talents in word and in food!

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