Monday 4 February 2019

Homemaking Mondays: Getting out of the House

It's been super cold here in the Yukon the last few days. 
The weather has warmed up from -40C to -16C today.
So....we decided that after morning lessons we'd go on a picnic in our yard. 

I made some hot dog buns and we tried out some new hot dogs that don't have all the same additives that most do. So a bit healthier choice for the rare occasion that we eat hot dogs.

We made hot chocolate, and pulled out some canned/boxed juice 
that had been stashed in the cupboard.
My daughter sharpened up some sticks and we were ready to roast!

Our dog is getting older and gets cold if she's not moving.  
So she found a pillow left on the ground by the fire and settled herself down. :)  
The sun had come out for a short while and that helped as well.

After a couple hours she needed a bit more help staying warm. 
We bundled her under some blankets on the pillow and she was quite happy there. 

We all enjoyed watching the slow retreat of the snow from around the fire pit.

We also had some shovelling to do.
They worked extra hard today...perhaps it was the knowledge 
that there were marshmallows to roast when they were done?

It was so nice to be out of the house...for four hours.  Just enjoying the outdoors and each other's company.  Taking care of some needs around the yard and having fun.

The Lord is so good and I thank Him for these moments He gives us together.

Love and Prayers,


Christine said...

What a wonderful idea and you are a great mom!
It would be fun to live next door to you!

Vicki said...

Your children are so blessed to have you for their mom..

mamasmercantile said...

Such a joy to visit your blog and see the fun you are having as a family creating soe special memories to treasure.

Margie said...

I love how -16 degrees Celsius is considered warm enough for outdoor activity. Only in Canada!

Did you make s'mores with the roasted marshmallows?