Sooooo we made a giant snowman in my backyard. We began with a regular sized snowman but then quickly decided that it should be 'linebacker' sized. The past few years I've been living in Utah we haven't really had a white winter so I'd have to go up to Park City to experience the snow. Not anymore. It's been a blessing because I've discovered how many fun things one can do in the snow! Besides being cozy inside and having an excuse to drink hot chocolate 3 times a day (yes 3 times). I have found that there are tons of awesome things to do. Today I didn't really feel like straying too far from my house because I was baking bread (see my Instagram post), I decided that today would be the day that I build my first snowman. I grew up in San Francisco and we don't have a lot of snow there so building a snowman wasn't exactly a common winter activity.
We ventured to my backyard and began constructing! After throwing a few snowballs at Kristian I came to understand that my aim isn't so great, so I decided to snap a few pics instead. Dating someone who comes from a snow-in-winter type of place is not always so fun for the person who doesn't come from a snowy area. There are things that just I don't know. Like you should absolutely start your car before scrape the ice off, or that you should definitely not wear heels the morning of a snow storm, or how to build a snowman. But having someone around who really understands winter can also be really awesome. He'll build you a snowman that's bigger than you are or offer to give you a piggy back ride when you stupidly wear suede heels. He'll also hit you in the face with a snowball really, really hard.
Some snow newbie tips that I have learned (the hard way) include:
- Invest in a really warm coat because when you have to leave the house before 9 in the morning being warm is literally the only thing you're going to care about.
- Scarves, scarves, and more scarves!!!
- Wool. Socks.
- Learn something new that you can try to perfect while you're stuck inside (I learned how to bake bread!)
- Find a Netflix documentary series and go to town. I watched Cooked, a really awesome series with Michael Pollan and yes, it did inspire me to learn how to bake bread.
- Sunglasses when it's sunny out! Snow is seriously bright and I always underestimate it.
- BUY A WINDOW SCRAPER
- Stephens CandyCane Hot Cocoa. It's seriously amazing.
- Hand warmers save lives, well my life.
- Put your windshield wipers up before you go in for the night!
- Heated blanket!!!
- Mittens/gloves in your car so that when you get into your car in the morning your fingers don't fall off.
If these things seem obvious, then I salute you. Happy winter-surviving!!