Ice-skating on our pond!

{pond07} Posing to remember this winter-time rarity{pond07} Sliding was almost as fun as the skatingWe had snow on the ground for over two weeks and the temperatures were in the teens for the last couple nights so are little pond froze over. We tested it out every day to see if we could go ice skating. On Sunday night the temperature dipped down almost to zero. So on Monday James went down and tested it . . . it was thick enough! So we all bundled in our very warmest cloths, grabbed are ice-skates and ran outside.

{pond07} Ready or not, here I come!{pond07} Gaining Speed!First we had to shovel off all the snow and sweep it off to make it as slick as possible. David was the first one to try it out and it worked! It was as slick as ice. In no time at all we put on our skates and where enjoying this thrilling winter sport. Preparing the ice was tremendous work but fun because we were doing it together. It has been a test on our patience especially since last year it never got cold enough.


{pond07} Getting ready{pond07} Dan leading, James is close, Jon's closing in{pond07} Enjoying the slide


  1. James February 6, 2007 at 6:53 pm #

    You are very right, Jonathan, about how fun it was! Skating on a real pond is so much better, more old fashion, and makes such good memories. But it was sooooo cold! Even the stream was frozen over! So much for the previous day’s 8 degrees; that morning was 2 degrees! Can’t wait to do it some more, though, because you stay warm no matter how cold it is.

  2. Joshua February 6, 2007 at 9:08 pm #

    Now that looks like some frozen family fun! Neither cold, nor snow, nor freezing breath will keep the Staddons from making a memory. Just keep bundled up tight and smiling bright to keep all that cold far out of sight!

    We were checking the weather this evening. Daniel and Kenan eagerly informed me that you all are in for 3-6 inches of snow. So, have a snowonderful day.

  3. Robert February 6, 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    Yippee! Isn’t God’s creation wonderful? I’m sure it was a challenge to get the ice all ready for skating but I’m glad to hear that everyone was working on it together. Keep up the good team work, Staddon brigade!

  4. Jenny February 7, 2007 at 7:59 am #

    Great post Jonathan! Your own family ice skating rink, how fun!! God sure makes each season throughout the year exciting, and winter is no excpetion. Keep enjoying God’s wonderful creation!

  5. Daniel February 7, 2007 at 8:15 am #

    It sure was a ton of fun! However, after skating on it that first day it was quite bumpy and rugged. Because we were also expecting snow (which would ruin the skating) the night of the day afterwards, we all decided to dump water all over it and come out again the next day. It was even slicker! We played a game of ice hockey that was so intense and exciting I stayed out an hour longer than I had planned! Looking forward to doing it again sometime, everyone.

  6. Jonathan February 7, 2007 at 11:53 am #

    Thanks so much Wilkes Team. We did get three inches of snow which made a total of 8 inches! We have been doing a lot of sledding and snowboarding. Can’t wait to hear your sledding adventures. Keep warm. 🙂

  7. James February 7, 2007 at 5:43 pm #

    Hey Josh, it was a misspelled word; I actually meant stream. 🙂 Yes, this was the first time I can remember it has done this.


  1. James King - June 14, 2007

    James King…

    I Googled for something completely different, but found your page…and have to say thanks. nice read….

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