Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Yurt

Today we had a perfect winter day activity planned. We were supposed to join a good friend and her daughters, with 11 girls in total, to celebrate her daughter's 8th birthday. Her plan was a wonderful one. We were to all slap on either cross-country skis or snow shoes and hike/ski one beautiful mile into the woods to a good old- fashioned yurt. There, we would have a birthday party. On our backs and on sleds we would have pulled and carried presents, hot cocoa, a birthday cake, and lots of yummy snacks. After we had a wonderful time of opening gifts, eating cake, and toasting our good fortune with hot cocoa, we would again don our gear and hike/ski the mile back.

It was to be a glorious, old-fashioned, beautiful winter holiday. A kind of day like our dear blogger friend Heidi often has in the snowy wonderfulness of Norway, albeit much shorter than her typical adventure.

But alas, our fun was cancelled. Cancelled due to the unbelievably enormous storm we are experiencing at the moment. 50 mile an hour winds, heavy snow downpour---that kind of storm. The kind of blowing snow that makes a trek through the woods with 11 kids and loads of gear on your back and sleds not much fun, not to mention the potential dangers involved in driving there in the first place.

Sigh. Maybe next weekend.

11 comments:

Ann(ie) said...

bummer! =(

I love your blog. Thanks for popping by. I also love that you're for Hillary. yay.

Kristen said...

It did sound like a fabulous idea, but in this weather....yikes!! I don't even want to leave the house till it stops. I might need snow shoes just to go across the street!

Hope you can enjoy some hot cocoa with the girls in the house! :-)

Sue said...

How adventurous. And what a bummer. But I admire your spirit. I'm so sick of being stuck inside. It's been snowing for the last fifty years I think.

Crystal said...

Oh goodness. That sounds like so much fun. Too bad the weather wouldn't work with the fun plans. I hope you get to do it next weekend. I can't wait to see those pictures! Stay warm and safe.

Mrs. G. said...

Damn Mother Nature!

MamaGeek said...

That is a big, bad, old bummer. The best laid plans. *le sigh*.

Let's hope for next weekend, right? Right!

Family Adventure said...

I hope you can do it next weekend. It's too good of an idea to just give it up!

We've been having a whole lotta snow here, too. More is in the forecast, but we're off for a couple of days, so we're getting a bit of a break!

Have a good Monday! Heidi :)

the dragonfly said...

Aww, that's rough. I hope you get to have that party someday! And that you survive the snow....

Jen M. said...

So it's not too late to invite myself along for when you all do go?

bermudabluez said...

Sounds like you WOULD have had quite an adventure....but...snowstorms happen. Hopefully you'll be able to do it on another day!

myminivanisfasterthanyours said...

Wow! All that snow in the southwest, eh? It's 78 in Phoenix today. Should I not tell you that? Do you not want to even KNOW that???