We had such an amazing time on our recent trip to Lake Tahoe. The snow was magical and the kids were truly joyous.
The lengthy preparation for going outside was new to them, but they remained relatively patient as we piled on layer after layer of clothing and hats and mittens.
Once outside, enjoying all of the new snow, we were surprised by this…
To say that I was speechless is an understatement.
I’ve never seen anyone do the polar dip in person. Sure, I’ve seen that kind of crazy on the news, but always from the warmth of my own home.
This was spectacular, honestly. Their joy swept through the winter air. Their camaraderie was palpable.
I *almost* wanted to run in after them. Almost.
As I stood there watching them, I realized that this is one of those small moments that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.
How lovely is that?
(I do think that the guy in the top photo in the middle had an unfair advantage, with his, um, extra layer of warmth.)