yesterday, nicolaus and i made a deal:
if he could do donuts in an empty parking lot, then we could go to these pretty 
evergreens that i always drive by and he would let me take his picture in front of them.

i usually hate scary snow driving and he usually hates getting his picture taken. but guess what? 
we both had fun doing both activities. i guess it's true what they say - marriage is all about compromise :)