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Grand Duchesses Tatiana and Maria out on the ice with their father: 1908.

Grand Duchesses Tatiana and Maria out on the ice with their father: 1908.

Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana on a toboggan with their father and Aunt Olga: 1907.

Grand Duchesses Olga and Tatiana on a toboggan with their father and Aunt Olga: 1907.

Nicholas II and his children shoveling in the Alexander Palace park: 1908. 

The Imperial children playing in the snow with their father in the Alexander Palace park: 1908.

The Imperial children playing in the snow with their father in the Alexander Palace park: 1908.

Empress Alexandra and Grand Duchesses Olga and Anastasia in the park at Tsarskoe Selo: 1906.

Empress Alexandra and Grand Duchesses Olga and Anastasia in the park at Tsarskoe Selo: 1906.

The Tsar and Tsarevich in front of their snow mountain: 1916.

The Tsar and Tsarevich in front of their snow mountain: 1916.

Some pictures of Nicholas II and the grand duchesses breaking the ice on the lake in the Alexander Palace park: winter,1916. 

(Sorry for the weird quality, they are screenshots)

Nicholas II and his children in the snow: 1916.

Nicholas II and his children in the snow: 1916.

I made Minnie a cat sweater because I thought she was cold. She was not amused. 

I made Minnie a cat sweater because I thought she was cold. She was not amused. 

Me as a child in Michigan during winter: “Maybe I should wear a coat today…” 

Me now after ten years in New England: 

 I’m so ashamed. What have I become?!