It Snowed...

...but not here. 

My sweet nephew made it into the BC winter games.
(that's British Columbia for anyone not Canadian) 
So the whole gang headed up to Silver Star Mountain in Vernon to cheer him on.

He was drawn as a wild card.  
Picked after all the other athletes.
Not meant to be there, no expectations, and he forgot his team shirt.
He won a gold medal.
He won the only gold medal.
How's that for fabulous.

The snow was pretty fabulous too.
Lots and lots of snow.
How much...

This is the front of our cabin.
That is my husband and his brother on the snow bank.
The kids are in a snow cave..I think?

It was really cold, but dammit, this is Canada,
and this is what it's all about.


Robin Larkspur said...

Big congrats on that Gold Medal win, how fantastic!

Sarah said...

It all looks fabulous! Great job on the medal!

The snow is beautiful and I enjoy it all winter long but I sure am ready for spring ~

Jean said...

How amazing for your nephew! Great story.

greenthumb said...

Good for him, how great. Love the look of all that snow.

Deborah said...

Hahah what fun!
Congrats to the young boy on his win! That is so wonderful!!
Wow now thats a lot of snow!!

Deborah xoox

Lady Grey said...

That's such an uplifting little story about your nephew. And look at that snow! At least you guys went out and enjoyed it like true Canadians!

Karen Bates said...

Wonderful he must be so proud...well, you all must be so proud.

Love all that snow...glad it's not here...well, all of that, some is.

julieann said...

:) A GOLD metal.
That is fantastic...
He is to cute.
Snow finally fell here too. No school today for the kids. Yipee!
Fun to see a pic of your hubby even if I cant really see his face.. Have a Happy Day!!!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Congrats to your nephew, this is something he will remember forever.

So how do you like our new climate?

All the snow is nice, but could you please take some back with you? We are still all white here.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Mary said...

Fantastic on the Gold Medal! What a thrill! Looks like a good time was had by all. I fear old man winter has just passed us by. We don't get a lot of snow in the mid-Atlantic, but we do usually get at least one good sled-dable snow, occasionally much more. Not this year, we've barely even used the fireplace. Great pics!!

~Kelly~ said...

Congrats to the nephew!! How fun!! He should feel really good about that one! It's awesome that you were able to be there to support him, too.

The snow pics are lovely. It's 67 degrees here right now and I'm missing snow!! We didn't get much this year... just two days of white goodness. Maybe next year!?

Low Tide High Style said...

Aww, congratulations to your nephew, I'm sure it's just the first of many gold medals he will win! My father in law was asked to be on the Canadian Olympic gymnastics team many years ago...he decided to go to college in the states instead...Mr. Practical! ;) I'm glad you got to enjoy some snow before winter is finally finished!

Kat :)

pollydove said...

hahahaha ... dammit, indeed!

hardydanielle said...

Loved reading this post! Congratulations to your little nephew! Wow that is quite a lot of snow! I wouldnt mind jumping in and having fun though! :)

AnnaVallance said...

Way to go, Nephew! All that snow looks like a lot of fun.

Pinecone Camp said...

Whee! Looks like so much fun. I love the serious business face on your nephew. That's so fantastic!