“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”
There is FINALLY snow on the ground in Saint Paul, and it is a beautiful sight! I woke yesterday morning to discover little specks of white floating across my window. Throughout the day, it continued to snow, creating a gorgeous (and very slippery) white blanket over campus.
The first snow of the year is always an exciting day. Sadly, there is not enough snow to play in yet. I saw a few small snowball fights in the quad, but no snowmen or snowangels have appeared yet. After the first snow last year, there was enough snow that my friend Nicole and I got bundled in warm clothes and played in the snow all afternoon! We even helped our friend Steve, who is from Florida, build his first snowman.
I love the snow because it sets the mood for Christmas, and Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love the decorations, food, music, and overall happiness centered around that time of year. At Christmastime, everyone is a little kinder to people around them, and I think that is magical! Plus, now I can officially listen to Christmas music all the time! (I actually started listening to Christmas music a couple weeks ago, but now I don’t have to feel guilty about it). Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Bing Crosby are basically playing on repeat in my iTunes right now, and I am not ashamed. I cannot wait to go home in a few weeks and start decorating my family’s Christmas tree and making Snickerdoodles, almond bark pretzels, and other holiday treats!