Winter Archive

Winter Hibernation

The polar vortex and subsequent deep freeze had brought the Yem Family blog to a screeching halt. As often as we tried, we just couldn’t find a good way to type with our mittens permanently glued to our hands. With much persistence, we finally made a breakthrough, and we have a lot to share. What…

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I Like Snow!

It seems way too early in the year, but we got our first measurable amount of snow in the Twin Cities last night. While it wasn’t the blizzard that it seems someone is always predicting, it was still enough to coat the yard and trees. Carter could hardly contain his excitement while getting dressed and eating breakfast, as he kept asking me when he could go outside and play in the snow. Sure enough, as soon as we got out the back door, he ran to the middle of the yard and started eating the snow, and all I could do was watch. Judging from his initial reaction below, Allison and I could be in for a pretty fun winter. At least we know Carter is looking forward to it!


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Cool Runnings

Living in Minneapolis, I find very few benefits to residing in such an arctic climate.  The cold makes it pretty tough to get out and when you throw an energetic toddler in the mix, you have the perfect recipe for cabin fever.  To remedy this, and take advantage of this year’s snowfall, we took Carter out…

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