I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…

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Jen, Family Ambassador

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas, but not for the reasons most folks are. I don’t want want to sit by the fire and sip hot chocolate as the snow gently falls on the trees outside. Well, I do, but not until after I’ve gone snowshoeing. I’m dreaming of a White Christmas because last winter it didn’t snow in New England until the end of January and I don’t want to have to wait that long to try out my new Tubbs FLEX ALPs!

Once January did hit, mother nature dumped nine feet of snow on us in four weeks. It was awesome. We were so excited to get out snowshoeing in such unbelievable conditions. School was cancelled for days at a time, leaving us to explore tons of new trails on our Tubbs Snowshoes. Kendra and I rocked our Tubbs FLEX RDG snowshoes while our oldest, Addison, wore Tubbs Snowglows.

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As amazing as last winter was, this winter promises to be even more exciting because our 2-year-old twins, Evan and Kate, will be able to snowshoe on their own! Last year Kate was barely walking before all of the snow melted, and Evan was a bit skeptical of his snowshoes. Instead of snowshoeing with us, Kendra and I carried them in their kid carriers for each hike.

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This year, however, we are ready! The snow pants and jackets for all three kids are down from the attic, their snowshoes are neatly stacked in the garage, and the cupboard is stocked with hot chocolate for our post-snowshoeing relaxation. Once the first big snowfall hits, this family will be in the woods, breaking trail through the beautiful stillness of a post-snowstorm forest. Until then, I will be dreaming of a White Christmas. (Although, really, a White Hanukah would be even better – we could get out on our Tubbs Snowshoes even sooner!)

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