This year seems to be a repeat of last January. Last year, about this time, we were:
as the kids were subjected to a snow day, and so sadly did not have to go to school. Yeah Right!! It is time to party. We got two more snow days this year. We have been the recipients of an Artic Blast.
Luckily the roads were bad enough that Jonathan got to stay home also. It started snowing on Sunday afternoon. We happened to be at the Bradford’s, and when we decided to leave there was not even an inch of snow on the roads. When we got to our exit, the only main road that leads to our neighborhood was so backed up that we new we were not making it home. We did not know when we would get home. We went back to the Bradford’s, and let me tell you it was a little scary. There are some crazy winter drivers here in the South. We are experts you know, we grew up in Utah. (wink wink)
Luanne’s outdoor table starting to get covered.
Around 6:00 we decided to give it a go again. The roads were worse, but there were less drivers, and we were finally able to get off the exit and up the street to our neighborhood. Unfortunately, we live on the steepest hill in Arkansas and there was no way were were getting up it. We are so grateful for our neighbor who bought a 4x4 truck this year. He was able to come and pick us up, and the little blue van had to wait near the entrance to our neighborhood. We were so grateful to be home.
Today is Tuesday, and here we still sit and enjoy one more snow day. Do you want to see what we did?
WARNING: Picture overload, but if you don’t like it then I might advise you not to read my blog; it is always picture overload here at J & A and Co.
Well first of all, we had to find enough snow gear for everyone.
Lets just say that made a little mess.
Once bundled, the kids mainly just had their mouths full of the soft fluffy snow. The couldn’t get enough, and I didn’t have to feed the kids.
The kiddos enjoyed building a snow man with Jonathan, or as we like to call him “Blockhead”. He used a rubber maid container to pack it down and build it with. I really like his look, and have been thinking about making my own headband out of deer antlers.
I enjoyed taking pictures of the kids, and always love the way it looks with the crisp white background, reflection from the snow, and even a bit of sun.
After our finger felt like they would fall off there was only one thing left to do; give the kids pedi’s and make cookies.
It has been a two great days of movies, popcorn, wrestling and laughter. I decided if the kids get some days off then so do I. I refrained from my normal Monday cleaning, and though I have stayed on top of the messes; I have really enjoyed being home with out many responsibilities.
Here’s to wishing tomorrow was a snow day also. However, it is not; time to get back to the normal every day grind.
Peace and blessings of warmth your way.
and as promised my 2 scrapbook pages to go along with our Snow day.