Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Iced In

The storm arrived Monday night and for the last two days we have literally been iced in. As the second part of the storm made it's way through last night, we listened to the freezing rain and the branches cracking outside. We have a couple large trees in our backyard and they were all encased with about 1/2 on inch of ice. We heard of power outages throughout the area and thankfully ours has stayed on.

This morning, the wind is howling and we have some snow falling. It is freezing and the temperatures are only supposed to drop. The boys have had some fun sliding down our driveway and then trying to make their way back up. I know that maybe it's not the safest winter activity, but boys will be boys and every once in awhile, you just have to let them do their thing.

So, for today, we are going to once again enjoy the fact that we can slow down and be together. Cinnamon rolls are going to be the way to start our day along with coffee and hot chocolate. The rest of the day can be filled with watching movies or tv, a game or two, and reading some good books. Soup is on the menu for dinner tonight and I might even do a little baking so we can have chocolate cake for dessert.

I know many of you out there are weathering the storm as well. Be safe and warm my friends and if like me, you are forced to be inside, see today as a gift.


  1. I am glad you are enjoying the winter family time! We would be enjoying ours more if we had water! We haven't had water since Monday night, which makes things like baking impossible. ;) We lost power for about 4 hours yesterday and with it being -8 real temp, we cuddled up in bed and played games to stay warm. Our wind chill last night was -28! Brrr.

  2. It is a gift! To have my hubby and my little girl home. Hubby was to have flown (AirForce) on Monday but I'm glad they changed plans or he would have been gone for a few days as unable to land. Hope everyone stays warm!


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