Learning to combine ideas into more complex sentences is an important skill in writing. There are many ways to do this--many possible bonus points! Try to combine the following three sentences.
Sentence 1: We are at the beginning of a new year.
Sentence 2: The weather is wintery, but we hope it is almost half over.
Sentence 3: Some of us are thinking ahead to what the new year will bring and that includes warmer weather.