the mess that was my mud room!
Halloween is over. Thanksgiving is long behind us. The trees have begun to bare their branches, so its just a matter of time before we see our very first snowfall, and then many many more to follow. The past few years it starts snowing in late November here in Toronto, although it doesn’t usually stick around for long, it makes for a slushy watery cold mess. The kids love it!
I’ve been so focused on getting through Thanksgiving and Halloween that I sort of forgot all about snow and the fact that none of us have boots this year! Johannes has outgrown his. Magnus never had any, since he spent last winter in his bucket seat. Michael wore a hole in his, and mine have started to come undone at the seams from so much wear. I realized this while cleaning out our mudroom from the summer and bringing up our winter gear from storage. We sent our winter coats to the dry-cleaners and organized our hats, mitts and scarves. However, the boot situation is lacking for the messy cold icy weather we are sure to get very very soon. So the hunt is on and fast for all four of us, because next weekend we leave for the Dominican and I have a feeling we may return home to find the frosty white stuff on the ground! Especially since we’ve had several days this past week where it was close to zero degrees out in the morning.
We had such a wonderful experience with The Shoe Company when we searched for Johannes’ uniform shoes, that we are going to head back there this week. This time around Michael will be our biggest challenge, at 6’11 tall and size 15 shoe, he is by far the hardest person to shop for. Most stores in Canada do not carry his size which makes it really difficult to find any shoes for him. However The Shoe Company not only carries some size 15 men’s shoes, but they can also order special sizes for us direct from the store and have them shipped to our home!
To help get you and your families ready for the snowy walks ahead, we are also giving away a $250 gift certificate to The Shoe Company! The contest is open to Canadian residents only this time and runs from now until November 15th (end of day). For complete Rules & Regulations please read this.
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