Happy Winter Solstice today!
Winter Solstice also known as Yule, Christmas, and Saturnalia, occurs in mid December. It celebrates the birth of the new Solar year and the beginning of Winter.More on celebrating winter solstice here.
The Winter Solstice is unique among days of the year — the time of the longest night and the shortest day.
By the way, we ended up with just about 2 feet of snow after the great blizzard of '06. Jody and I took Ava out to play in it for a bit today. Ava enjoyed throwing herself into snow piles, but wasn't too keen on riding on the sled except when Jody pulled both Ava and me together on it. It was a workout for daddy but fun for us. :)