Rarely does this part of Oregon get "wintry"weather. This week's forecast is probably more wintry than any we have experience in the 10 years that I have lived here. We have had storms, some snow, but usually water-dense snow that melts quickly, or just ice storms. Yesterday dropped dry, dusty flakes most of the day, resulting in about 3 inches.
Kids, being kids, feel the need to take advantage of the opportunity while it is available.
Unfortunately, the snow is a little too dry to build with and the wind is a little too sharp. So adventures out require more time preparing than the actual event.
Forecast is calling for continued cold, more white stuff, and maybe an ice storm next Sunday. Its beginning to look like we will be staying close to home this week. I'm glad for the change in my thinking about Christmas, I have little left to do that will require doing things in stores! :-)