Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I can't help myself

It is snowing for the second day in a row, here in Maine. This is what I remember it being like when I was a kid. I don't remember it snowing this long since 1993, when I was a freshman in College, living in Vermont.
This is the way it is supposed to be in New England.
Those of you who grew up with lots of snow, do you remember?
The sheer excitement? The snow forts, the snow cones, the snowmen, and snow angels. The magic of it all? Sitting under trees covered in snow, coming in with your hands burning from the cold, tingling as they warm up? Raw wrists and ankles?
And sledding? We had the best sledding hill across the street from where I grew up. The best. Many hours were spent there. My sisters and I would bundle up, and head for the hill .
This week I have this bug I can not shake. I have no voice left. When Addison asked today if he could go sledding again, I decided to let him and Anna go, while I watched (like a hawk) from the window with Jack.



That did not last long. I can not help myself. Jack and I bundled up and we headed out too. We came in with raw wrists, and red ears, tingling hands, and cold toes.....
but it was worth it!






8 comments:

Fran said...

Those are wonderful memories to have! Growing up in the south did not give me memories of snow.

Jack is a cutie!

Kelly said...

Beautiful memories. Thanks for sharing. I love the spending hours outside, muscles aching from many uphill climbs, windburned cheeks, almost too sore and achy to take of all the snow gear, curling up next the fire with hot chocolate....

The Feathered Nest said...

I grew up in Washington State and I did lots of sledding! But I gotta say, what I enjoyed as a kid I don't so much like now. That's why we moved from NYC to Georgia - we couldn't take one more snowy winter. Georgia gets a day or two of snow every year and for us that's just the right amount :-)

Manuela

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Your snow is so beautiful! And I'm glad that it is up there in Maine with you! xo, suzy

Missy said...

What a great sledding hill! How fun. Those are some of my favorite memories too! I grew up in Oregon so we didn't have TONS of snow, but when it came we sure made the most of it!

For the love of my home said...

A little envy here. I love snow and cold weather. Living here in North Texas we don't get any snow. I do remember though as a child living in the Texas panhandle we did see a lot of snow no hills though. But it sure was fun to see snow and know that we did not have to go to school.

Have fun in the snow.

Blanca

Laura said...

Those are wonderful memories. I grew in California and snow was amazing to me as a child. My children love it when it snows.

angie said...

It looks like so much fun, and the memories attached make it so much better.