December 10, 2013

With life gives you very cold weather...

You stare at the thermometer in disbelief. 
You drink hot chocolate with extra whipped cream!
You do homework by a cozy fireplace.
 And, you get an early start on the backyard ice rink!  This picture was taken Monday morning before work.  Chris spent all weekend building the rink and filling it with water.  He's extended the rink by a few more feet this year and we're hoping to have solid ice before Christmas.  
We had a long skating season this past winter.  This picture of the girls skating in our backyard rink was taken on March 9th!
I might have mentioned this last year, but Chris and I met ice skating in college. January 1988.  We kinda have a special thing about ice skating. 
We're thinking our door/ potting shed beneath the tree house might end up being a warming station during our ice skating adventures.  
If it's going to be cold, we might as well enjoy it!

22 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Brrrrr.....You met ice skating? How cute is that- no wonder you have your own rink! Love how much fun your girls have on the ice. Let's hope MyHero does NOT try to make one in our backyard like he did last year! xo Diana

Margaret said...

It's going to be a bout 22 here today on long Island. I do like the cold though! Not many people do but I do! Love the ice rink; I remember your great posts from last year about it too and would love to have one! So much fun. As long as a home is warm and cozy we can beat ALL the
elements of Winter! Our homes are our havens!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

NO WAY!!!! I just saw a man doing that on one of the many Hallmark Christmas specials! You all must love that!
Got a call at 5:30 am saying school was closed due to inclement weather. Ironically, it's not doing anything outside! Yesterday, we had 6 inches and they're calling for more. Guess they didn't want to bother getting us all there only to close it early. Sadly, as much as I'd love to curl back into bed, I lay there awake for an hour afterwards and decided to get up and enjoy the quiet...and catch up on some blogs!!

Jboo said...

Great idea to get the ice rink going early with the artic blast hitting so early this year -- at least it seems early to me! Have fun!

Courtney said...

I think you are going to get plenty of use out of that ice rink this year. I have already had one cup of hot chocolate, since we have another snow day today.

craftyles said...

That's the way to make the best out of cold weather! So sweet that you and Chris met ice skating. We are finally getting out of our little freeze here. Enjoy!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cool! No doubt everyone has a great time skating, bet the kids love it! It's snowing like crazy here, we're expecting 5" today... Stay warm:@)

ImagiMeri said...

Come on.....when are you gonna adopt me???? Seriously!

Love ya'
Meri

laurie -magpie ethel said...

We are finally starting to warm up..have had just about enough of the cold here. Love that the skating rink is starting up again...

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Yay for the ice rink!! Hope you have fun using it!! Your cute potting shed sounds like it would be a perfect place to warm up a bit and drink some hot chocolate! Joise's face drinking it is so cute!! :) Happy Tuesday! xo Holly

Nellie said...

Brr! That's cold, Kim! I hope you enjoy that rink this year. I remember it from last year. xo Nellie

vintage grey said...

Oh, that is cold!! When I woke up this morning it was 58 in the house, and high 30's outside. Nothing like there, though. Stay warm and cozy and how fun the ice rink is almost ready to do some skating on!! xo Heather

Lutka And Co. said...

Wow, how fast the year has gone by. Your last ice rink season seems like yesterday :) How lucky your girls are. Ice time around here is sooo expensive!

Jan said...

What fun to have your very own skating rink! Brrrrr, I can hardly imagine such frigid temperatures. Stay warm! -- Jan

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love your ice rink! I have a family member in CT who also makes an ice rink, they love it! Great idea for a warming area. If we get to 30 I think it's freezing here, lol. Love a toasty fire too.

Tammy's in Love said...

we took a photo of the indoor/outdoor thermometer and sent it to the young airman in Pearl Harbor; ours said -10 degrees!!!! This is too early for this kind of weather!!!!

Jodee said...

We are freeezing too! In fact, the fireplace runs non-stop and we make cocoa almost nightly!

Love your ice skating rink! We should do something similar!

Hope you are having a great week!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That is really cold! It hasn't dropped as low here, but it is extremely windy, exposed skin feels chafed. Chris has done an awesome job on the rink! The ice looks hard and even. Our rink opened the last week of November , but we have only been once so far.

Pam Kessler said...

I bet it's frozen solid by now! I'll grab the ice skates off my front porch and come on up to test it out!

donna said...

I think your ice rink in the back is the coolest thing ever. What a great story of how you and your hubby met.
Merry Christmas
Hugs
donna

Karin said...

Oh my gosh...I wish I lived near you so I could skate! :) I grew up skating all the time but it's very expensive to skate around here. Have fun!!!

Lynne said...

Great pictures and Chris gets the "what a guy" award!
Happy skating . . .