Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Days...

Snow days.... I actually love them as much as my children do. We found out last night that everyone would be home for the second day as a result of the snow. That meant sleeping in, playing in the snow, watching movies, my daughter's best friend spending the night, and of course lots of hot chocolate. Here are some highlights from today...

Outside our windows...

Sam and I had to check to see if the weathermen were right with their estimated prediction of 10 inches...

I have no idea what Jessica was thinking but apparently she was tracking me down to find out what I was doing...

Sam LOVES being outside. He literally could stay out here for hours. His favorite thing to do in the snow is build forts...

Ben enjoys snowboarding...

While Jessica had fun making snow angels...

I love these kind of days because it means that everyone is home...

My Jessa girl...

Even the puppies got to play for a little while...

Not only do my children like to play in the snow, but they like to eat it as well. I can remember making snow ice cream when I was growing up but they prefer syrup on their snow...

I looked out the window a little later and found Jessica and her best friend, Morgan, having "slushies"...

A day playing in the snow is not complete without having the BEST cold weather treat in the world... HOT CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BUTTER BREAD...

I can remember having this snack as a little girl when my Mom and Dad would make it for me as I would sit and watch "Born Free". Does anyone remember that show about the lion cub named Elsa? It was my most favorite show and I even have a stuffed animal of Elsa. That little lion cub is the reason why I wanted to grow up and be a veterinarian or Joan Embery (animal trainer at the San Diego Zoo). Anyway, there are 3 rules to follow in our family when having this treat... 1) never toast the bread 2) only use Jif peanut butter and 3) what makes this so good is dunking the peanut butter bread into the hot chocolate. YUMMY!


  1. Hi! I'm new to your blog...but wow, that last picture of the hot cocoa made me drool! I'm off to make my own. :) Lovely family you have yourself there.

  2. Oh, this looks like so much fun! My kids(5 and 3)are dying for it to snow, but alas we don't see very much of that in the south. Or not for the past few years anyway.(it was actually 65 degrees here yesterday!) Glad your family had a good day. Maybe you could send a little snow down here! :-)

  3. I loved this post..we are on our second day off in Ohio from snow. I loved the bottle of maple fun!!!

    Peanut butter bread and hot chocolate...a perfect snack from being out in the snow. My kids had hot chocolate with dinosaur oatmeal!
    -sandy toe

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  5. Looks like everyone is having a great time. We haven't had any snow days this year...we usually average 1 every other year! When we lived up north I loved the snow but not when it was snowing on Halloween and STILL snowing on Easter!

  6. Wow, that's a lot of snow! We don't usually get that much, thank goodness. That looks like a lot of fun!

  7. I love these pictures. What FUN! Jessica is beautiful. We are also having a storm...but mostly ice. It is our first real storm of the season. Enjoy your snow days!

  8. Hey I am Ashley and I have been following your blog for a little over a month or two and I just wanted to say that you are such an inspiration to me! It is my desire to have the love for Jesus, my home and my family the way you do! My husband just got a job in ministry as a music minister and I love seeing and reading your life as a ministers wife it is very inspiring. Thank you for all your wonderful posts!

  9. what fun you guys had! i've never gotten to experience snow like that, ms doesn't get that much. but i know what you mean about having everyone 'at home'. my dad was that way with us growing up. he loved it when he new all his family was safe, at home and together. it's a great feeling:)

  10. What beautiful pictures! Nothing like a snow day. It looks like y'all had so much fun! Enjoy:)

  11. I agree with the rest...What fun!!! and yes, Jessica is simply beautiful, the Dove girl kind of pretty!!! Looks like a grand way to spend a day!!!


  12. What beautiful pictures from your fun snow day! I love a snow day as much as my kids, too!

    Today, here in Nashville,we had a snow day, but the snow looked more like a dusting of powdered sugar on a donut... and was mostly gone by noon. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful day at home because of it - and I am grateful!

  13. What fantastic photos of a superb day! So glad you had a fun family day like this. We had our 2nd snow day in a row today, too!
    Fun, fun, fun!
    Stay warm, Les

  14. Looks like you guys had a fun day out in the snow! The fort looks fun!!! The hot chocolate and peanut butter bread looks delicious!

  15. What a fun day!!! But, what was Jessica doing in SHORTS??? And, maple syrup & orange soda added to snow is BRILLIANT! My children will absolutely think I'm the COOLEST Mom ever when I let them do that. Love the pictures.... Hope you are all warm and snug for the night....

  16. What a fun day!
    PS - I really want one of your doggies...they are too cute.

  17. We only got about 2 inches of snow and none of the schools were closed.Wish we could have had a few of those snow days.
    And at our house they turn their nose up to anything that is not skippy!!:)

  18. What a fun couple of days you had!!! Days like that make such great memories.

    While you were enjoying the snow...we were below zero AGAIN!!!

    It's suppose to be in the 20's by I guess that means I'll need to break out my capri's and get a pedi?!?!?

  19. What amazing photos! Your landscape shots are beautiful and your family shots are fantastic! They were obviously having a terrific time and no doubt made some great memories today.

    I'll have to try your tradition of peanut butter bread with hot chocolate...looks yummy! = )

  20. What a fun post! Those are such fantastic pictures of your kids! :) I am so glad you had such a wonderful snow day. :)

  21. Oh how I miss the snow! Seeing everyone's snow pictures are creating a longing in my heart for a wintery, snowed-in day. Some day! When I don't live in Texas. ;)

  22. I love that your kiddies were making snow slushies! My brothers and I used to do that all the time.

    Oh, how I miss snow. I'm a NY living in California for a few more months. We are stationed here because my husband is in the Navy.

    I never thought I would say it but I am over Palm trees and ready for some snow!! : )

    <3, Kristen

    Thank you again for your comments on my new Exemplify website! :)

  23. Oh, I wish we had gotten that much snow. The dusting we got was gone by mid-morning!

    Missing you, the kids, hot chocolate and PB bread!

  24. Amen for ONLY JIF!

    I love that last picture of Jessica and the pup! So sweet.

  25. Awesome, awesome. You really got the snow.

    You did such a beautiful job of documenting this day. Love it. Your children are adorable.

  26. I loved the pics! Never thought about dunking peanut butter bread into hot cocoa... but I am gonna do it now! Oh... and all those marshmallows! God is good isn't He!?!? Glad you had a great snow day!

  27. Those pictures are so cute! I love snow days.

  28. Ohhhhhhh that snow!!!!!!!!!! I wish!!

    M ^..^


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