I love that your parents sleep with their windows open in the coldest temps. We do too (thanks for your comment about that on our blog). When I was growing up in NJ in the 50s and 60s, I remember walking to school through snow and frigid temps. Girls were not permitted to wear pants to school then, and I didn’t always have the most appropriate attire for warmth. I spent the first hour in school trying to thaw my fingers and toes. It had to be a full-blown blizzard to close the school down. I think we all need to be a little tougher, spend more time outdoors, and fall back in love with every season. The cold is beautiful, if you’re ready.

Love your pics, especially that top one. Wow.