We've had some snow.
Coming back from the West Bank: snow. Had to stay in Frankfurt overnight and catch a morning train.
Back in Fladungen: snow. Lots of shoveling.
Then more snow. And more shoveling.
We have... oh, between two and three feet of snow on the ground right now. More than that has fallen, but we had a warm snap for a couple of days that melted it down a bit. It snowed yesterday and it snowed today. I'm pretty sure I've shoveled well over ten tons of snow in the last two weeks.
Not to complain. The kids still like it. They complain about going outside, but once they're out there they start thrashing around, throwing snowballs, playing King of the Hill on the drifts. On Christmas Eve we went for a walk around town for a couple of hours, delivering Christmas cards to various relatives. The boys grumbled and whined about being forced to go out in the snow and walk... but then they spend two hours climbing up and down snowdrifts all over town. (The snowplows have pushed them up over ten feet high in some places.)
Anyway. We had a very nice Christmas! We're bi-cultural, so we do presents both on Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas morning. And then we go to the grandparents' house for still more presents! So that's good. The boys got a lot of things they wanted (Lego Star Wars for David, a wooden crane for Jacob, Snap Circuits and a chemistry set for Alan). We had a fire in the stove and lots of chocolate and goodies and a big Christmas Eve dinner and fondue at the grandparents' on Christmas night. Like.
And now we have the kids home for Christmas vacation for a week. Fortunately, there are things to distract them.