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It's Finally Backyard Rink Time!

For Christmas Chelsea got Meadow a trip to The Fire Art Studio in Appleton to paint her own ceramics. We finally got them back and they are so cool. 

My favorite breakfast. 

Theo's favorite breakfast.

They're all really into breakfast.

After we got back from our holiday travels we filled the ice rink. The weather was finally getting cold enough for it to freeze completely. Scott resurfaced the ice to get it ready for us. 

It took about a week to freeze. You really want temps below 15 degrees all day. We were mostly dealing with temps in the 20s and 30s during the day until a deep freeze set in.

Funny how it felt so much bigger building it. 

Perfect for the kids. A bit small for adults.

Was still fun to do a few loops.



The temps were well below freezing with the wind chill, but we didn't mind.



Hot cocoa and skating, what could be better?

Meadow is always wanting to bake something. 

I spent the rest of the night making one of my favorite meals with Theo. Chicken Mole. I made them into enchiladas this time around.

Sometimes the kids remember they have a dresser full of costumes. 


It's that time of year when we can't see out our windows. Though since getting our windows rehabbed this summer they seem to fog and freeze more. 

The interior windows are well sealed, so moisture is getting trapped on the storms. 


The Packers were playing the Cowboys in the first round of the NFL playoffs. So I had to make taco dip.

We had frozen pizza after the Packers blew out the Cowboys.

Game day dinners are the best. 

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