How I spent my winter vacation...
I have had another amazing winter break filled with lots of fun and quality family togetherness. I hope you all have been enjoying your break and relaxing a bit. I know most of us cannot resist the urge to do some planning or other schoolwork over our vacation times. I hope whatever you chose to do, the time spent was enjoyable and productive.
My winter break:December 23rd:
My winter vacation started on Friday December 23rd. Thank goodness that we do not teach on the 23rd and my sympathies to anyone who does. We did have one year we taught on the 23rd and it increased the holiday prep stress level to the nth degree. We have a tradition of opening our family of five gifts on Christmas Eve Eve. In the past we have had dinner out at a nice restaurant, but this year we decided to make a fancy meal at home.
I spent the day doing laundry, straightening up the house, and wrapping presents. We also had lunch at a local restaurant and then did a grocery store run. We had a delicious dinner of pork tenderloin, cheesy bacon potatoes, green beans, and crescent rolls. Of course no special dinner would be complete without our standard Welch's non alcoholic sparkling grape juice.
We opened our gifts and I was completely blown away by the iPad 2 my dear darling husband got me. I was completely shocked and spoiled, as we had ordered a Silhouette Cameo and lots of goodies to go with it for my Christmas present. Greg also got me a new case for my iPhone, some cool retro headphones, and little speaker that attaches to my iphone. I also got the Ally Mc Beal complete DVD set. I used to LOVE that show when it was on. The boys and Greg all got lots of great gifts. We had such a fun night celebrating together as we always do.
|The boys posing in front of the tree|
December 24th: We spent the morning watching the movie X-Men Origins. Greg got a Blu-Ray player from me and it was the only Blue-Ray movie we had to test out. What an odd movie choice for Christmas Eve morning, but it actually was a good movie that I enjoyed. The afternoon was spent finishing wrapping presents, doing more laundry, and packing ourselves up for an overnight stay at my parents' house. We went to 5:00 PM church. This year we celebrated with my family on Christmas Eve (we rotate every year so my SILs can spend time with their sides of the family). After church we had a delicious ham dinner prepared by my mother. Everything was delicious as always. After we finished up the dishes the kids unwrapped their presents. The boys got so many wonderful gifts. My family is very generous to the boys. How blessed we are to be able to celebrate Christmas with them every year. After they finished opening gifts the boys watched the Christmas Story in the family room and the adults opened gifts in the living room. I got a new VS soft pink robe from my parents. It is heavenly! I got all my Lang Calendars (for school and home). So happy to have my school desk pad again, as my mom was not able to find it last year. I also got a J Crew GC, Regis Philbin's book, Il Bacio perfume, Tarte eyelash curler and some other goodies.
December 25th: The boys were so excited to see what Santa brought them. He was generous to all of us as always. Lunch was prime rib, with loaded baked potatoes, and salad bar. Yum! We spent a lazy day of lounging and playing with all our new toys/gifts. We ended up heading home after dinner. The boys were happy to be back home so they could play with all their new toys.
|Can you believe this is the most snow we have had this year? We live in WI! This photo was taken a week before Christmas.|
|Greg quick ran outside to capture the closest we would get to a white Christmas this year!|
December 26th: Greg had the day off and we spent an enjoyable day at home together. Drew was busy building his new Millenium Falcon lego set. I helped him by sorting out the lego pieces by color. I also played Star Wars Operation with Cooper. I think I missed my calling, and should have been a surgeon. :) I spent the rest of the day reading my new book and trying to get through my Google Reader. We went out for dinner at one of our favorite local mexican restaurants.
December 27th: I had to head back to my hometown for a dental appt in the morning. I ended up meeting Greg and the boys at BD Mongolian's for lunch. After lunch I went to JCrew and picked up a couple new adorable headbands. I am addicted to JCrew's headbands. Greg did some shopping at Sur La Table (I got him a GC) and then we all did a quick run through Trader Joe's. It was a nice day spent together as a family!
December 28th: After spending the morning lounging in my PJs (and putting together a Vista Print order that took forever!) we finally headed to Barnes and Noble after brunch (which consisted of the boys eating their BD's leftovers around 10:30 AM). All the boys got GCs from my parents for B&N. We spent a few glorious hours there looking through books and getting Starbucks peppermint mocha and peppermint hot chocolate, along with splitting a brownie and the most amazingly yummy sugar cookie. We ended up meeting Greg for an early (for us) dinner at Baker's Square across the street. That night I finished up my Vista Print order that I had been working on ALL DAY! I had some trouble because I did not realize you were limited to 10 free items, so I kept putting more free items in and the something previously free showed up at full price on my order. After called customer service I got things figured out. I am so excited for my order to get here and I got a ridiculous amount of goodies for $42. I will do a separate post once my order comes in next week. I had it sent directly to school because everything is for school.
December 29th: I spent most of the day lounging around in my PJs (I'm not sure I would ever get dressed out of my jammies if I did not have a job, for reals;) ), doing some research on CCSS in math, catching up on blogs, and checking out pinterest for new recipes/ideas. I spent the afternoon/evening watching Grey's Anatomy Season 1 on Netflix through Greg's new Blu Ray. Amazing is all I have to say! I still watch Grey's, but miss the original cast. It was the perfect day spent at home lounging.
December 30th: Another annoying rainy day here in WI. Where is our snow darn it? We went out to lunch at A J Bombers. Greg has been wanting to go there for quite some time to try their burger with peanut butter on it. The restaurant won Travel Channel's Food War. It was such a fun restaurant. Peanuts are transported via the ceiling and then dumped down a chute at the booth. We were lucky enough to sit in a booth where this happens. They boys thought it was so cool! It was just a super fun restaurant with really good burger very reasonably priced. We will definitely return.
|See where the peanuts drop down into the bowl from the ceiling|
|So much fun for kids!|
December 31st: This morning I made Cream cheese sausage balls. They were really good, but you have to flip them around or the bottoms get too crunchy. Tonight we are going to a NYE party at our neighbors. It will be a blast I am sure. We live in an amazing neighborhood with tons of kids that play together and parents who have a great time hanging out. I am really looking for a kid free night out!
January1st: Tomorrow I plan on spending the morning in my classroom doing some organizing. I got all caught up on grading and lesson planning before leaving for break, but I would love a few hours alone in classroom to get caught up on other things. I am sure you can all relate! We are having my parents over for an early afternoon turkey dinner with all the trimmings! I just love a good turkey dinner. The rest of the day will be spent watching the Packers and undecorating anything Christmas. I do a lot of more winter type decor so it stays up through winter.
January 2nd: A bonus day off. Holla! It will most likely be getting the house in order for my return to work on Tuesday. Greg took the day off. YAY! Maybe one last lunch out as a family. Then of course we will be watching the Badgers play in the Rose Bowl. What a great way to end a fun family filled winter break.
We have provided variety of essay on winter season in order to help students. Now-a-days, essay writing competitions have been very common in the schools to enhance students skill about any topic. All the essays are written using very simple words under various words limit according to the class of students. Dear students you can select any winter season essay given below according to your need and requirement.
Essay on Winter Season
Winter Season Essay 1 (100 words)
Winter season is the coldest season of year, starts from the month of December and ends in the month of March. December and January are the peak winter months and counted as the coldest months when temperatures falls around 10 to 15°C (means 50 to 59°F) in the northwest regions of country however, in the southeast regions (mainland of country) it remains around 20 to 25°C (means 68 to 77°F). a high speed cold winds blow from the north region in the peak winter months. We have to face a thick fog which often hides the sun light causing cold becomes severe all through the winter season.
Winter Season Essay 2 (150 words)
Winter season is very cold and one of the four seasons of India. It falls in the month of December and ends in march during Holi festival. December and January are considered as the peak cold months of the winter season. It comes after the autumn season and finishes before the spring season (later summer season). We generally feel slight decrease in the atmospheric temperature from Diwali festival (start of winter) till Holi festival (end of winter).
We have to face high degree cold and high speed cold winds during the peak winter months. We feel a huge level changes in the atmospheric temperature and day and night routine. In the winter season, night becomes long and day becomes short. Sky often looks clear however sometimes it remains unclear all through the day because of the thick fog during peak cold months. Sometimes it rains also during the winter season and makes condition more worse.
Winter Season Essay 3 (200 words)
Winter season is the coldest phase of the year, starts from December and ends in March. It feels very cold everywhere all through the winter season. Atmospheric temperature falls very down especially during the peak winter months. Hilly regions (including houses, trees and grasses) gets covered by the thick layer of white snow and looks very beautiful. In this season, hilly regions looks like an awesome scenery. Due to the severe cold weather conditions in the winter, people have to face lots of difficulties while going out of their homes.
At some places of the country, climate remains moderate with normal temperature (not too cold and not too hot) and gives very pleasant feeling. Everyone wears thick woolen clothes all thorough the winter to keep body warm as well as getting safety from very low temperature. We likes to take a sip of hot coffee, tea, soup, etc in the morning and evening to get slight heat and pleasurable experience. We generally go to the picnic on Sunday in the afternoon to get some heat from the natural sunlight and enjoy with our family and friends. We go into the bed early in the night to get heat and be safe from the winter.
Winter Season Essay 4 (250 words)
Winter season is a very cold season of the year in India. It starts after the autumn season and finishes on the arrival of spring season. We feels huge level of changes in the atmosphere in the winter season in comparison to the other seasons of the year. Atmospheric temperature becomes very low, cold winds blow in high speed, day becomes short and night becomes long, etc. Sometimes, we do not see sunlight because of the thick clouds in the sky however on other winter days sky looks very clear and blue. Atmosphere becomes very dry however dusty. Sunlight of the winter season becomes very very mild and light warm. It creates much problem in drying the wet clothes all through the winter. It is a season of healthy and favorite fruits orange, guava, chickoo, papaya, amla, carrot, beetroot, grapes, etc.
Why Winter Season Comes
As we all know that earth revolves around other planets on its tilted axis. Tilt of rotational axis of earth plays main role in the weather changes all through the year. Whenever earth makes round in the northern hemisphere (means farthest from sun), it becomes winter season. Seasons change when
earth rotates away or toward the sun through its year long path. Earth is tilted by 23.5 degrees to its ecliptic plane.
Natural Scenery during Winter
Hilly regions become very beautiful during winter season as everything gets covered by the ice and give awesome look like scenery. Ice on the things look as beautiful as pearls. Flowers of different colors bloom when sun rises and give the environment a new look.
Winter Season Essay 5 (300 words)
Winter season is the coldest season of the year in India. Winter season can be characterized by cold wind blow, falling of snow, very low atmospheric temperature, short day, long night, etc. This season lasts about three months, starts from December and ends in March. There becomes winter vacation in the schools for small kids in the peak winter days (last week of December and start week of January) to save them from high cold. People having their business or working in the office get problems in continue their job because of disturb schedule. Sun rises late in the morning and sets early in the evening with very slight heat sunlight.
Winter season is quite difficult season for everyone especially poor people because of lack of woolen clothes and proper home. They generally seen taking sun bath in the sunlight on the footpaths or other open places like park, etc in order to keep their body warm. Many old people and small age kids lost their life because of very much cold weather.
Winter season is a season of healthy fruits and green leafy vegetables such as grapes, orange, apples, guava, papaya, sugarcane juice, pineapple, carrot, amla, cabbage, beetroot, turnips, cauliflower, radish, tomato, potato, etc. We can say winter season a health making season. Winter season is a season of crops like wheat, barley, mungfali, and few other crops. Various kinds of seasonal flowers (dalais, roses, etc) blooms in beautiful colors and enhance the beauty of nature.
The main agents of winter season are the cold winds and frost which make this weather more dry dull and chill. It rains sometimes without weather which makes life really miserable. Winter’s cold rain destroys crops, vegetables and fruits. Frost makes very difficult to go outside home at night in winter.
Winter season has its own importance as well. It is useful to make health, good for walk in the morning, environment full of fresh air to breathe in, no fear of mosquitoes, good for farmer’s crop, etc.
Winter Season Essay 6 (400 words)
Winter season is one of the four seasons in India, starts from December and lasts till March. Winter days are bright and pleasant because of the low heat sunlight. Hilly regions of the northern India look very beautiful because of the heavy snowfall. December and January are the peak winter months during which we feel lots of problem because of much cold weather. It is the best season to go on long drive and tour. This season attracts more tourists traffic to India as well as invites beautiful birds in the pleasant surroundings of sky.
Winter season creates some problems too for the poor people as they have no or less warm clothes and proper home. Various birds are migrated and animals go to hibernation because of much cold. Fog and mist are very common during this season that cause more traffic and road accidents. We have to wear many woolen clothes and stay in the home for many days to get protected from the cold.
Duration of Winter Season
The start of winter season slightly varies all over India according to the regions and rotation of earth on its tilted axis all around the sun. According to the recent meteorology, winter season falls in December and ends in February (or start of March) for the Northern Hemisphere. For the people of Southern Hemisphere, winter months are June, July and August.
Features of Winter Season
We feel many variations in the winter season than other seasons such as long nights, short days, cold weather, cold wind, snow fall, winter storms, cold rains, thick fog, frost, very low temperature, etc.
Things to Enjoy in Winter
We can enjoy many winter activities according to the interest and condition of weather such as ice skating, ice biking, ice hockey, skiing, snowball fighting, building snowman, snow castles, sledging and many more activities.
Some Winter Facts
Winter is one of the important seasons in India which begins on the Winter Solstice however ends on the Vernal Equinox. Winter has shortest days, longest nights and lowest temperatures than all other seasons. Winter season comes when earth tilted away from sun. It is the season of health making however bad for trees and plants as they stop growing. Many animals hibernate during this season because of unbearable cold weather. Snow falling and winter storm are very common during this season.