Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Meet "June-Bug"

Let me introduce you to my newest creation! His name is "June-Bug" because he will most likely be around until the month of June! Why? Because I packed him so tightly that he can't possibly melt for months -- he is solid ice inside!!
Two days ago there was very little snow left on our front lawn. Ahhhh .... but yesterday we had a snowfall that left 14" of fresh, beautiful, white snow in front of our home. It was wet and heavy, perfect for building a snowman. (By the way, Salt Lake received NO SNOW yesterday, but we live in Layton and we always get an abundance when it snows!!) Now if you're familiar with the art of "snowman building," you know that you begin with a little fist-sized snowball. You pack it firmly with your mitten-covered hands and begin rolling it around on the ground, accumulating more snow, and patting and packing as you roll. The snowball gets bigger and bigger until it's just the right size for the base of the snowman. Repeat for his belly and again for his head and -- voila!! -- you have a perfect snowman!! I built June-Bug with the snow that came off the walkway leading to our front porch (now that's a lot of snow!). I rolled and patted snowballs so solidly that I could barely lift the second part of June-Bug's body! It probably weighed 250 lbs (or maybe 30). Hence the reason he will be around until June!
I love snow! I love living in the snow! I love watching snowflakes fall from the sky! I love snow all around me! I love the snow-covered mountains! I love shoveling snow from our driveway! I love, love, love building snowmen!!!