Sunday, January 25, 2015

Walking on Ice.

Hands down, the best part of living up here is experiencing things we otherwise never would.  And the best part of those new adventures, is having them together.

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The lake has frozen around 9 inches deep and the ice games have begun.  There are ice fishers all over the bay with their tents and heaters, drilling through the ice and catching some supper.  I've seen all sorts of fun ice sports taking place.  It's so amazing to me that this beautiful place that is such a hub in the summertime is also a fun place to come in the winter.  It feels and looks like an entirely different spot than this summer.

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I am pretty fascinated with the frozen waters and decided it was time to go out and walk on it.  I'm not sure how many times in my life I will get the opportunity to walk above water, so this was an opportunity we had to snatch. We ventured out this weekend, and I can't tell you how exhilarating it was to walk on a lake!  Absolutely incredible!

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Ezra was not a fan at first and had to warm up to the idea.  He was just certain he was going to fall through.  After he realized we were safe, he had a blast.

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Levi was just in awe of it all and was fairly sure he saw a whale swimming around under there. ;)  That, or a shark.  Hehehe.

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It is super fun experiencing these things for myself, but it brings it to a whole other level being able to give our boys these exciting moments and to share them with them.  We are certainly having a winter unlike anything we have ever seen before, and it has been absolutely amazing to witness.

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I'm so thankful for these moments together with my precious little family.  Memories upon memories!

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6 comments:

  1. So glad you posted on your blog. Have followed you since Levi was a wee one. I don't know how to do instagram and am always checking your blog for updates. It looks like you are making the best of all this. When will your year be up in PA? Be safe if you are involved in the snow storm heading to New England.

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  2. How fun! I love your attitude about it being an adventure, especially with kids. Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. I'm from Michigan and it has been so fun (and funny, at times) to watch you experience all the things that I grew up with. I forget that not everyone grew up picking fruit from a farm with beautiful trees changing colors or with lots of snow, playing on frozen lakes/ponds. So thank you for reminding me and I'm glad that you are getting this experience.

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  4. Wow, you're brave! I would be too scared! Ha ha

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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