It was nice to see the sunshine again today, but it sure is cold! This is the Grand River, which is just a few minutes from my house. The ice has really melted, but it's still not looking too inviting!
Winter is back with a vengeance! When I went to work this morning the snow was nearly all melted. It started snowing here around 1pm and this is our street when I came home around 3:30. It's now almost 8 and it's still snowing, but it's supposed to change to freezing rain. I'm not real excited to make the drive in to work tomorrow!
It's surprisingly warm here today. The temperature reached a little over 50 which is almost balmy! It's hard to believe that 2 weeks ago we were just starting to dig out after a blizzard. Next week it's supposed to be cold and snowy again, but for now I'll enjoy the relative warmth, watching the snow melt and the icicles drip!
My niece Halle was really busy yesterday afternoon. She loves snowmen and wanted a yard full of them. There were more of them on the other side of the driveway and another nearer the house. The one in the top center of the picture is actually a snowman with 2 snow dogs, but it doesn't show up well from the side. I think the little one with the ski mask and twig arms is pretty cute!
My sister and I went out to Grand Haven to see how the lighthouse and Lake Michigan were looking this winter. It was really cold, and because of all the snow that fell last week in the blizzard, we couldn't get too close. There is a lot of ice forming over the lake and there were lots of gulls flying around. The lighthouse is fun to see in any weather!
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I am a Christian wife, mom to 5 and Grandma to two adorable little girls. I have 2 daughters and a son who were born to me and 2 sons who joined our family by marrying our daughters. I have been married to a wonderful Christian man for over 30 years. I work as a nurse at a long term care center, where I am blessed to get to know many older people and their families.