So the weather lately has been crazy! Monday it was 60 degrees outside and then Tuesday it started to flurry. It’s like the weather can’t make up its mind if it’s going to be fall or winter! But with the flurries on Tuesday, it put me into a snowy mood. I’m ready for snow and all the fun that comes with it!
I come from a town where we normally get about an inch of snow throughout the entire winter. Don’t get me wrong, we get plenty of ice on the roads and it gets really cold. But we are lucky if we see some snow! My first winter at LMU (which was last year), we got so much snow! It was the most I had ever seen! My friends and I had so much fun and I can’t wait for it to snow again. Some people like to stay inside because they don’t like the cold, but some people like to go out and play and make the most of it. I’m one of those people that likes to go out and play in the snow!
Last year I went sledding for the first time! We had a little saucer sled and we borrowed one of our friend’s body sleds. Let me just say that was the most fun I had ever had! We were outside for hours, and would sled down the giant hills on campus and then trudge our way all the way back up the hill. There were so many people up on the hills sledding. Just seeing all the different things people tried to use sledding was hilarious. It was also fun seeing who went the farthest and also who had the biggest crash. My roommate and I had the bright idea to go down the hill together, but that I would be on my stomach on the body sled and she would be sitting on the saucer sled holding on to my feet. It went well the first three or four trips down, actually, but one time the nose of the body sled got stuck in the snow throwing both of us into the air and when she landed, she rolled over top of me. Needless to say, we were both bruised and sore the next day, but it was all a blast!
Not only did we sled, but we tried to build a giant snow man; the bottom snow ball for the snowman got so big that we weren’t be able to put another snow ball on top so we just pushed it down the hill, instead. Then we filled a whole plastic container with snow balls and launched a surprise snowball attack on some friends! Classes were canceled that day, due to snow, which meant there were plenty of unsuspecting friends to attack. Now, just because classes got canceled didn’t mean that everything was canceled; athletes still had practice and conditioning. That’s the thing about being a college athlete; no matter what the weather’s like, you are still going to be working out and improving for your season. Last year our coach got a snow blower to clear off the tennis courts so we could practice, even though there was snow on the ground all around the courts.
After a long day of sledding we always come back in and make hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies! (My favorite Christmas movie is Elf.) We would just hang out like a big family and get warmed back up from being frozen.
I’m so excited to see how much snow we get this year, and to get back out on the hills and go sledding. I can’t wait to spend all that fun time with my friends again. And just so you know, this campus is just as beautiful covered in snow as any other season!
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