This week on 5 Things Friday: I’m trying to embrace winter. Especially with record-low temperatures expected this weekend…

5 Things I Love About Winter

1. Snow outlining the bare branches of trees.

2. The adorable way Ellie pounces on random snow clumps and then gets snowflakes all over her nose.

3. Wearing sweaters.

4. Building a roaring fire in the fireplace. (Come to think of it, I really should move to a house that has a fireplace.)

5. Secretly laughing at non-Wisconsinites who think that 40 degrees is “bitterly cold.” (Seriously. Someone from Alabama once said this to me.)

Have a great wintry weekend, everybody!