Being back in Indiana is, weatherly speaking, a long way from Central America and the Panama Canal. We got iced in for a few days last week and had a lot of good laughs with family and friends sitting around the fire, watching movies, and playing Angry Birds (Shannon is a pig-smashing fiend). Most of the city was shut down with a couple inches of ice on everything, so it was a nice little staycation for everyone except Sam — sometimes working from home isn’t as awesome as he usually makes it out to be!

The city may have been shut down, but Twitter never sleeps. Our friend, @TotallyJeffCPA started a round mischief with this little gem from a few neighborhoods away: “This stuff is so awesome to run and slide in. No joke, go try it! Get a good running start and just let nature and gravity take control.” Sam and his brother Peter took Jeff’s advice immediately. Thanks to the slight hill, they didn’t even need a running start:

Icepocalypse 1 from Sam and Shannon Bloomquist on Vimeo.

Sam captured his run on a very shaky first-person HandCam:

Icepocalypse 2 from Sam and Shannon Bloomquist on Vimeo.

Brothers will be brothers, so Pete upped the ante by heading to the bigger hill.

Icepocalypse 3 from Sam and Shannon Bloomquist on Vimeo.

Foreseeing the bruised tailbones that inevitably result after prolonged brotherly competition on the icy slopes, the girls decided it was time to break out the sleds.

Icepocalypse 4 from Sam and Shannon Bloomquist on Vimeo.

Thanks for the fun, Mother Nature.

P.S. Hoosiers are ready for spring any time you and Groundhog Phil feel like delivering it.

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