There was snow on either side of the highway as far as we could see on our drive back to Colorado through Kansas so we did the sensible thing and exited down a country road to have a snowball fight. We had easy access to our snow boots and warm clothes to change into so we played until we could play no more and then stripped them down into dry things and hit the road again.
The kids ran off to talk to the cows and Ruby got her mitten stuck on some barbed-wire so I hauled it over to save her and then turned around to see a big hay truck parked behind our Volvo. The owner of those cows had stopped to see if we needed anything and then told Brett some of those cows were ornery and mean. She got a kick out of the fact that our city kids were so intrigued by her herd.
I'm not sure we'll see that much snow all at once here in the Springs so it was fun to watch the kids enjoy it. Ruby's little legs sunk down in it so that it was almost up to her knees in some parts. It was a great way to wear off some of that pent up road trip energy.
We've got more snow here in the Springs today with single digit temps. It makes the whole town so beautiful and everyone, although freezing, is a little more friendly. Today we're back from a trip to the YMCA after a week of being sick and have grand plans to fold and put away all the laundry and take down most of the Christmas decor. Wish me luck!