Thursday, December 30, 2010

Making lemonade. . .

What does lemonade have to do with all this snow? Well, I will tell you at the end but for now I will show you what we did yesterday.
We bundled up and headed out to Papa's Polar Patch. What a great idea! The local Pumpkin Patch gears up for winter and thrills the children with a winter wonderland after Christmas.
A great picture of all three rarely happens and Annelise was working hard at not smiling for the camera.
In the background you can see a great big slide, the blue bales are the exterior of the ice skating rink, and some great climbing structures for the little ones.
All Aboard!!!!!!
Bodie LOVES the snow. He was in heaven here!
We went on an old fashioned sleigh ride where Anna was loving the horses. What I didn't get a picture of was of us on a sled ride being a 4-wheeler. I was curious if the children would be scared of it but to my surprise they all laughed hysterically the entire time!
She has been one of the greatest gifts ever!
Their favorite part was the maze. Brayton loved bouncing around in my arms as we chased the twins.
Now, to my lemonade part. Yes. We are making lemonade out of lemons. We are happy to be doing it. We are excited about the adventure we are on and we are all happy to be together in a beautiful state with some of the sweetest people we have ever met. WE are doing great. I realize that many of you would NEVER come here to stay or to visit though most have never set foot in the state. We totally understand that not all people like the cold weather but what we don't enjoy is hearing how everyone else thinks they would be miserable here. We understand but we are busy making lots of lemonade over here in North Dakota and hope that everyone will stop in for a glass! You might find you like lemonade. . . and if not, that's ok too but we will still be enjoying ours! :)


Two Little Bugs and a Bichon said...

Hahaha...I love this post! You tell those non-lemondade drinkers how it is, girl!!

Saydie said...

So suppose someone was to come visit your neck of the woods, which airport would such person fly in to?

Holtan-Bates family said...

Well, let's say someone (like a life long Bestie) was to come and visit, they would go to Bismarck or even Minot!! :) Finger's crossed!!!!! xoxo