We have been blessed with 2.5 feet of snow in the past two weeks. I happen to love snow so I see it as a good thing when so many of the people around me are cursing the white stuff. The kids have had a ball! Last week they made their first snowman of the season. We also made our family trip to the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker and then later that evening we went caroling with about 30 of our neighbors. There was hot cocoa and cookies for the kids and beverages a bit stronger for the grown-ups. I swear the kids nearly rolled up and down the street over the snowbanks. Mid-way through the street we were invited into a home for mulled wine and appetizers. The end of the evening was capped off with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "Grand Old Flag", and "Happy Birthday" as my friend's husband was celebrating his birthday that night and will soon be deployed. In case Miss Darcy is reading this- a big thank you to you for organizing such a fun fun fun night!