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Another Snow Day!

Okay, so the first snow day from school was exciting, the second one………  it’s getting old.  With the roads in Franklin County at a level 2 emergency, not many people are out driving around, so we are “snowed in”.   Scott had a bright idea for the kids this morning.   He said, “Send them to the basement to build a huge fort” – and build they did!   It’s a great fort with lots of different “rooms”, a tunnel entrance, and they even have a TV in there (we never had that when we were kids)!  

Unfortunately my scrapbooking desk was in the back of the room in the basement, and the only way there…. you guessed it, through the tunnel.   You should have heard the kids cheering (or was it laughing) as Mom “army crawled” her way through.   I get half way through, and say, “What if I get stuck?”   Landon’s smart answer, “We’ll just call the fire dept. to come and cut you out!”   Ah, such sweet kids!

Meg crawling through the tunnel entrance

Meg crawling through the tunnel entrance

Lions, tigers, bears, oh my!

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!

Byron loves to play with cars!

Byron loves to play with cars!

A great day for scrapbooking!

A great day for scrapbooking!

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Winter Blahs

Do you ever have a Kodak Moment, that you tuck away in your memory to treasure forever?   The other evening as I was driving the kids to Awana Club at our church, it was cold, cloudy, and dreary outside, and our moods were reflective of the weather.   Someone softly started singing…

“Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens.  Bright copper kettles, and warm woolen mittens.  
 Brown paper packages tied up with string.  These are a few of my favorite things.”

You could even change the words to suit your situation…

“When the snow comes, when the roads freeze, when it’s cold outside.”
“I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel soooo bad!”

 

By the time we came to the last verse, we were all singing loudly, and feeling warmer and much better.   Try it sometime!  😉

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44th President

Today, I’ve enjoyed taking a break from daily duties, to watch the inauguration activities on TV.   It’s all so exciting, from the ceremonies and parades, to the balls coming up this evening.   Today’s a big day for our nation!   I’m reminded of the verse in I Timothy 2:1-2  “I urge, then, first of all, that request, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness”.

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Operation Refrigerator

With a growing family, space in our tiny refrigerator was in great demand!   Scott and I have been looking at refrigerators for a while now.   The other week we looked to see if there were any on www.craigslist.com , and sure enough there was one for sale, just like the ones we were looking at, and at a great price.    I was in touch with the lady via email, and made the offer that when her new fridge came in we would negotiate a fair price for her old one.   So we waited and prayed about the large purchase, and one week later I email her back to touch base.   She responded, “Thanks for your interest, but it’s sold”.    Bummer!   I told Scott, “We just let one of the best deals ever get away”. 

Fast forward to this past Friday night.  I had plans to go to a concert with one of my friends.  We had a wonderful time, went for dessert afterward, and when I came home at midnight, all the kids were still up.   I could feel the excitement in the air, and when I walked in the kitchen I knew why.   There in my kitchen was the most beautiful, large refrigerator I had ever seen!   Surprise!   Come to find out, the fridge we had wanted to buy had sold – to my husband!!!! 

As soon as I had pulled out of the drive earlier that evening, “Operation Refrigerator” went into motion.   Scott enlisted the help of his Dad to move the refrigerators around, and the kids pitched in to help move the food from one to the other.   Now we are blessed with a new refrigerator that has 25% more room than the old one.  Usually I know when Scott is cooking up a surprise, but this time I was clueless!    Kudos to my sweet husband for pulling off the surprise of the year!  I love you, Scott!

French Door Amana

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Ohio is experiencing a deep freeze!    This morning I took a picture of our thermometer reading -10 degrees.    Factor in the wind and it feels like -25 degrees.   Brrrrrr!    I also snapped a photo of the bus, as it was going down the street Wed. afternoon.

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School bus going down our street

School bus going down our street

On Wednesday, we got over 6 inches of snow.   It was a light and fluffy snow – easy to shovel and fun to play in!  🙂   With these temperatures, that snow is not going to melt anytime soon.

 

Megan shoveling the drive way

Megan shoveling the driveway

Landon catching snowflakes

Landon catching snowflakes

“If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes – oh what a snow that would be!”  🙂

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Both boys failed their eye screening at school in the fall.   So off to the eye Dr we go.   What a blessing to be able to see clearly now!

 

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Another Year Older!

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On Monday I celebrated my 36th birthday.    Thanks to so many of you who called and sent cards to wish me a happy birthday.   It truly was a special day!   Scott came home at noon – with a rose – 🙂 and told me he took the rest of the afternoon off.   We went out for lunch and then did some shopping at the mall.   He bought me a beautiful stainless steel Fossil watch.   That evening, Scott made my favorite dinner, and the kids gave me their gifts and cards.   For dessert, we enjoyed a black raspberry pie from the Der Dutchman – YUM!

The boys were so excited about Mom’s birthday.  Byron (always the joker) said, “Mom, you are now 13,149 days old”, – thanks Byron!!   Landon on the other hand is more sweet and sensitive, and he wrote this poem for me in my card.

The Gardener -by Landon Beachy
“Here is a rose, it is like my life.
You plant the seeds and help grow the roots.
You help us grow big and strong
Then let us go.
Our most memorable moments come from the gardener.”

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