Here in Coles county we don't have near as much snow as the Cedar Valley has, but we went sledding yesterday. The snow around here isn't good packing snow yet. Last year we had enough to make a snowman, our first since one year in St. Louis a number of years back.
After visiting my mom in her rehab/assisted living facility, I'm thankful it looks like she'll be able to come home sometime in the near future after breaking her hip. It was a strange Xmas trip with us having to visit her at that place and not having Xmas eve at my old house.