I like that we have 4 very different seasons in Eastern Ontario. I made a pledge at the beginning of 2010 not to complain about the weather for a year. It was sort of a metaphor for not complaining about things I could not change but taking it quite literally has helped me do just that.
I love winter for a few reasons. I love that we can slow down a little, go sledding, make forts, wear comfy clothes and drink Hot chocolate 3 times a day. Like the Christmas decorations, out come the frosty mugs. My kids know that with outside playtime comes warm chocolate in the frosty mugs.
It is THESE moments that I cherish. Just as I will remember their rosey cheeks and cute little button noses when I pull out the mugs 20 years from now, I hope they too remember and feel the love that was poured into them.