Sunday, January 20, 2013


We finally got our first really good snowfall a few days ago.  The kids were all so excited waiting for it to start.  The snow prediction encouraged them to get all their school work done.  No one wanted to have work left when the snow started to fall.  This was a good thing because when it started, it dumped!  We got about a total of 8-9 inches in a few hours.  I think it was one of the hardest snow falls I have seen.

At about 7PM, I updated my facebook status to read "A husband that takes the children out in the freezing, dumping snow leaving you to the quiet crackle of the fire is worth more than gold".  It was Carson's first real snow to play in and he was not about to be left inside with his boring momma!

The next day was declared a "snow day".  Our school's snow cancellation policy is that it closes for 6+ inches of snow.  (I may or may not be guilty of adjusting the ruler when measuring if close but this snow was way over 6 inches.)

So, instead of school books we headed outside.

I really like when the days following a snow storm are sunny and a bit warmer.  It makes if much easier for this momma to go out and play!

This picture was taken at the top of our neighborhood's really big sledding hill.  I think some sleds and college students had some rough late night sledding.  It is a bit of a cross between a sled graveyard and a can recycling center.  (Gotta love living in a college town.:)  I'm thinking it was a rough night for sleds and brain cells, alike.

 The sun's glare kept me from getting any good sledding pictures.  I was a bit sad I couldn't capture Carson's face coming down the slope--cute, cute, cuteness!

A thank you to all that left comments on my last post of encouragement.  It was so great to hear from some of you.  I appreciate you taking the time to let me know you're still reading.  A special thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, my niece Brittany, for the snow posting idea.  I only wish she and her family had been here to enjoy it with us. 


  1. We loved the snow too! I'm glad you all had fun. We didn't get as much as you though.

  2. It looks like you had so much fun. Taylor is waiting for snow here.