The sky is a magnificent shade of blue today. As you can see, there are very few clouds today. Winter (when it's not raining) is amazing here. One of the things I especially like about winter time is that it opens up a whole new area for the kids to play....the lake out back. What is completely off-limits all the other times of the year, becomes a huge source of entertainment for the kids in the winter. Once we are certain that the lake is frozen over, Keith and I bring the kids out there for all sorts of fun. A few days ago I ran around the lake taking turns pulling the kids in their sleds. That was an awesome way to get some exercise in! Since our property line extends into the lake, we consider it an extention of our backyard. Today the sun is shining through the windows and it just makes us all feel very productive. Our house is angled so that the sun comes in through the many windows. The window over the porch is right above my kitchen sink. What a wonderful way to clean up after lunch, basking in the glow of the sun. In a few minutes the kids will be up from naps and they will sit at the dining room table and play some play-doh with the sun on their backs from the windows, while I start dinner.