My birthday is in early February, and it has certainly been known for Mother Nature to throw me quite the snowlebrations on my birthday. This year was no different. For my birthday, she brought 40 centimeters of snow to the party. It was an intense storm! You have got to love when Texas lows and Alberta clippers combine.

 We had originally made plans to head to Niagara on the day of my birthday for the weekend. Mother Nature put a hold on those plans. Thankfully Embassy Niagara was understanding and pushed our reservation back by a day. I wound up spending the day snuggled up in doors with my munchkins.

The storm eased up around the dinner hour, so the hubs drove a slow 30km/hr to a local restaurant to treat me to dinner.

 It was really nice to get out! I’m so thankful to my Mother-in-law for her hospitality during the storm, and for watching the kids so we could get out for the evening.

The next morning, we packed up and made our way to Niagara. We had a gorgeous view of the Canadian Falls from our room.

The weekend getaway wouldn’t have been properly kicked off without a celebratory glass of red.

The next day was much more mild. The sun was shining. It was just an overall beautiful day to do some touring. We took the kids on the SkyWheel. Getting on the SkyWheel was a huge feat for me. I am terrified of heights. 

We came across a nice couple by the Falls who offered to take our picture with our two little snowmen. Awesome!

Mother Nature certainly did not put a damper on my birthday! In fact… I attribute my birthday celebrations to helping me work through the grieving process since losing my Nana in December. There were many signs that indicated her presence was with me while we were away, and it was so heartwarming.
It was definitely a great birthday adventure!!! 

18 Comments on Not-So-WW: Snowlebration in Niagara {Linky}

  1. Manager to Mom
    February 27, 2013 at 2:19 am (5 years ago)

    NF is great for family fun, isn’t it? Looks like you had a lovely time! Happy birthday!

  2. Jennifer Van Huss
    February 27, 2013 at 2:28 am (5 years ago)

    Looks like a great time! I’ve never been in the winter! Definitely an inspiration!

  3. Wendy S
    February 27, 2013 at 3:10 am (5 years ago)

    Great photos!! Happy Birthday!!

    I love the Falls in the winter. The mist freezes in the air! I grew up there and those are the things I miss.

  4. Christine McN
    February 27, 2013 at 3:37 am (5 years ago)

    Wow! What great photos! Looks like everyone had a blast! I love the Falls!

  5. Tara Robertson
    February 27, 2013 at 3:46 am (5 years ago)

    what a great way to spend your birthday – even with all the snow 🙂

  6. Mom vs. the boys
    February 27, 2013 at 1:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Niagara is so pretty in the snow! the big storm came just before my b-day too, I had really wanted to hike in the forest but the trails were closed. boo!

  7. Shari G
    February 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Oh Whenever I see Niagara it makes me a little sad LOL It’s where all our family lives. Beautiful pics!

  8. Monica
    February 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks like you had a wonderful celebration, happy belated birthday!

  9. Shayna Murray
    February 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm (5 years ago)

    Sounds like a wonderful birthday! It’s nice when you get to celebrate it with those you love!

  10. Annie Brown
    February 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy belated birthday!

  11. Brandi Yee
    February 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy belated Birthday!! Looks like it was fun…snow and all! 🙂

  12. Annie1
    February 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy Belated Birthday! I WANT some of your snow! We haven’t had any at all this year in Victoria!

    Anne Taylor

  13. Lyne Proulx
    February 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy belated birthday! No so much fun with all that snow lol!

  14. Insane Mamacita
    February 28, 2013 at 6:10 am (5 years ago)

    I love these pictures! I wish I could go to Niagara!

  15. Lee Pearson
    February 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy Belated Birthday! I love going to the falls. We live kind of close by and go there once in a while and I never get bored of it’s majestic waterfall and roar. Glad you had a great time and I am sorry about your loss.

  16. Tammy
    February 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Love Niagara, glad you had a great time!! 🙂

  17. Victoria Ess
    February 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy belated birthday! I love going to NF for a quick getaway, and it looks like you have a good time. I’m glad the hotel was understanding. Your little guy’s nose looks so cold!


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