in the last five days or so the temperature has finally dropped to normal and perhaps even a little below. good news is that it provides clear cold days and nights. the latter is great for watching the aurora borealis. this is the second time we’ve been out this winter. we probably saw the most movement we’ve ever seen, but the lights were faint. the long exposure of the pictures certainly bring it to the forefront. the bonus for this aurora hunting trip was that zelda fell asleep on the drive out, so we’re considering it a date night.
on saturday we had friends over to do some ice skating on the lake near our house. the kids, most of who are new to ice skating, made it about 20 minutes. it’s nice to only be a couple of blocks from the house where hot cocoa and muffins were awaiting our return.