It's official! We've had our first snow of the year. No, I don't mean a flake here or there. I mean an "inches" snowfall ... the kind that prompts the kids to throw on snow pants and boots and make a snowman. Every year that goes by, I dislike this winter routine more and more. However, there is something to be said for a fire, cup of hot chocolate and watching the joys on my daughters faces and suddenly it doesn't feel quite so bad!