Category Archives: Fun in the Snow

Christmas, Cooper Family Style

OK, here’s the post I was working on yesterday, in its entirety. We were sad to be so far away from extended family at this time of year, but it sure was fun to open the packages they mailed to … Continue reading

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O Christmas Tree

For the past few weeks Mark has been saying that we need to get the outside Christmas lights put up before it starts to snow. After all, it’s October, and we already had a freaky early snowfall a few weeks … Continue reading

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I Think My Backyard Is Going to Disappear Entirely

Here’s the good news: the severe cold snap appears to have finally ended. Yesterday it was an amazing 34 degrees, and, coupled with the longer daylight hours, was a glorious day. The day before that it had warmed up to … Continue reading

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Homework Project

Over the Christmas break, Kate’s teacher assigned this project to the class – build a snowman. That’s it. At some time over the two-week break, go outside, make a snowman, and take a picture of it. Easier said than done. … Continue reading

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A Violin Concert, A Blizzard, and NO SCHOOL

It has been an eventful couple of days. Saturday afternoon was Kate’s Christmas recital, where she and other violin students performed Christmas carols and six versions of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” (aka the Suzuki method of violin teaching). It was … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees, Inside and Out

Many people in Anchorage put up some sort of outside lights for Christmas and leave them up all winter long. Because the sun rises so late (around 9:30 am right now) and it gets dark so early, the lights add … Continue reading

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Yes, We Have More Snow

It snowed all day yesterday, so we spent our Thanksgiving inside our warm house cooking, baking, and eating. Mark and Kyle watched football much of the day (and we mourned the Aggies’ loss). But I am not a football fan, … Continue reading

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