I had a great idea! I am going to post my “smile” for this week. There is something that makes me smile everyday and I thought it would be great to share and maybe make someone else smile too. It is important to take a moment and think about what you have to smile about and be grateful for the good things in life. So, here is my “smile”.
It has been awhile since I have shared a smile so here we go with a little letter to our new home State of Kansas!
I would like to thank-you for welcoming my family of Canadians to your State! We appreciate the kind gesture of providing us with such a Great BIG snowstorm last week. We realize that when Americans think of Canada they think SNOW and COLD. So I can see how you would come to the conclusion that we would like snow. To be honest, you were not wrong! I enjoyed the first snow day tremendously! For one, I did not have to drive to work so I snuggled in and baked some cookies (Red Velvet Cookies if you’re curious) and watched the snow fall out my window.
and the snow fell…
fast forward to the next day… snow is still falling! It is the gift that keeps on giving, until we reached a total of 14.2″ (that is approximately 35 cm people)! The second biggest storm Wichita has ever had.
We discovered that our new hometown does not plough the streets in the neighbourhoods. They just don’t! They plough major routes, emergency routes and school routes. The poor City of Wichita is not used to this much snow.
My children had 2 snow days! The second day(Friday) the snow had stopped by morning but we were all buried in. The City said they hoped to have the roads ready for Monday.
That is tomorrow.
We are expecting another HUGE snowstorm to blow into town starting overnight. Apparently we could get just as much snow as last week plus high winds. A Blizzard is what they are calling it.
So may I just say again, thanks for the gift of snow. It really did make us feel at home. I even had to unpack my boots! I went for a winter walk and met a family that announced that they had just moved here from Arkansas. The Mom was wearing her husband’s large boots and she said “we do NOT have clothes for this kind of weather!” I laughed and told her “I DO because I just moved here from Canada” and I was wearing my winter boots and my long down coat and hat (or toque as we Canadians like to call it.)
I don’t mean to be rude but one snowstorm was plenty! It was fantastic and fun. Now lets move on and get back to those warmer temperatures that we have been enjoying. My children love school and they would hate to miss another day.
Thank-you so much for your thoughtful gift.
Mary, a Canadian new to living in Wichita, Kansas
A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE SNOWSTORM
This just in! Just got the automated phone call that school is cancelled tomorrow which will be the 3rd day! That is not a good sign. By the time you read this it could be Monday so stop by again and I will let you know how we survive Snowstorm #2 .
May your week be filled with SMILES ♥