Tuesday, December 22, 2009

snow, Snow, SNow, SNOw, SNOW!

I love snow so much! Every Christmas, I look forward to the first real snow in Northern Indiana. Winter is amazing!

Here in Mishawaka, my childhood home, we have lake-effect snow. Yep. Our clouds come from the west, and pick up moisture over Lake Michigan. By the time the clouds are ready to dump snow, it's fluffy, packing snow, full of moisture! And there is a lot of it!

Back in Warsaw/Winona Lake, where I go to school, there is no lake effect snow. So sad. The snow there is powdery--not good for snowballs at all. Sure, it's pretty, but it's not the same.

I'm a winter baby. Born on February 21, right in the middle of harsh winter. And I love it! The snow is so beautiful! These pictures provide a glimpse into the winter wonderland that is my backyard :)

Currently, I am enjoying the break from college. All four of my siblings are home, which hasn't happened for a few years. Though, it is a bittersweet Christmas, as my grandmother passed away in August. The family of my childhood will never be together again on this earth. But, for now, we celebrate each other and the time we spend together.


  1. Beautiful pictures! This blog is a great idea.

  2. I like to go to a first post. It is a great place to maybe learn a little more about a blogger...or how or why a blog was started. Our older daughter and son in law lived near Muncie. My dad lives in northern Wisconsin, by the Upper peninisula, on a lake in the woods, so the winter snow there is gorgeous too. Beautiful photos and may you always have beautiful memories of Christmas pasts when your grandmother was still with your family that you can forever reminisce.

    Blessings & Aloha!

  3. I've been to Northern Wisconsin (in the summer, though), and it is GORGEOUS!

    Thanks for reading and commenting :)


Your thoughts are precious--please share them!