So far this year we have had just a little snow and it has been wonderful not to have to plow the roads. It has been freezing cold though and the river has frozen completely over! There are piles of beautiful ice crystals sparkling in the sun like diamonds along the road. Water running out of the pipes under the road have frozen in place. We took a walk and Grace and Caroline tried to skate on every little frozen patch of ice they could find. Upon further inspection of the river we decided it was safe enough to get on. Tyler, Jayna, Grace, and Caroline made their way down the steep bank to go skating on the river in a shallow spot where you could see the rocks below the ice. Pretty amazing! When we were done skating we warmed ourselves by the fire built by Papa and Spencer.