We had some friends invite us up to their cabin for the day to enjoy a day of sledding and snow. The kids were excited and we had plans to scour the attic to get all their snow stuff ready. And then the night before we got word that it was raining and the snow was quickly disappearing and there was more rain in the forecast. We shifted gears and decided it wasn’t a great time to drive north. It was going to take too much effort and driving and we feared the lack of snow would be a major disappointment.

But teenagers’ brains work differently and they figured what did they have to lose by making the effort or spending the time. So the next morning Hallie and her friends went on adventure and even if the cabin didn’t have snow, they were going to keep driving north until they found snow.

Teenagers may not always make the best decisions but we were the ones that chose poorly that day. Through the night and all day it snowed at the cabin and they enjoyed a winter wonderland. I will admit I was a tad jealous at the pictures she was sending us but it could have just as easily been a slushy mess. You win some, you lose some.

They went sledding and made snow angels and chopped wood for the fireplace and warmed up inside with homemade soup and bread – typical winter activities. They had the best day enjoying snow without having to live in it or shovel it.