Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Snow Days

The kids have had an extended Christmas vacation the last three days due to snow and the windchill.  I have to say that I've been loving it!  Over the actual vacation there were still places to go and things to do, but the last three days have been awesome!  We've been snowed in and enjoying playing games, doing projects, reading, baking, watching some of the new movies we received for Christmas and generally taking it easy.  The kids also had a snow day the day before Christmas vacation, but that one wasn't the same.  There was so much to do to get ready for Christmas still, it just wasn't that fun...plus they missed out on a fun day of school. :-(

Picture taken from our garden area of a fairly large drift...the largest in our yard anyway.
Here you can see that the drift is above the top wire of the electric fence.  Our area got somewhere between 14 and 16 inches of snow.

Despite the bad roads, Rich did make it to work on Monday.  He worried me the whole time I knew he was on the road.  Before I knew he'd be leaving work to come home, the kids and I stopped what we were doing to pray for his safety in making it home.  I hadn't seen a single vehicle go through ALL day and couldn't imagine him making it through-even with the truck.  He was about 5 miles from home when I saw the snow plow go down our road...all I could think was God was answering our prayers.  I called him to let him know right away.  Rich had to take a round about way to get here, but he made it!  (He didn't end up going to work Tuesday, though, thankfully!)

I feel very blessed to be able to be home with the kids and not worry about trying to make it to work, like I know many moms have to.  These few days have made me want to homeschool too...I just love being home with the kids!  Blake enjoys it too, but Morgan can not wait to go back to school...I think she misses her friends more than anything.

Anyway, if you're wondering where I've been, I've been here. ;-)  I'll be posting more soon, but for now I'm going to continue enjoying the extended vacation!

5 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like the last few days have been fun! Glad God answered your prayers and plowed the road so Rich could make it home safely. You are very blessed to be home with your children. Happy New Year!

Cascia Talbert said...

Wow! That is a lot of snow. Our snow melted because it rained last night. Enjoy your extended break!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh hun it's always so beautiful, but I so glad we don't get it here.

Stay warm my friend.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh hun it's always so beautiful, but I so glad we don't get it here.

Stay warm my friend.

Seth said...

This has been one of the coldest, longest winters in recent memory. Ready for Spring to arrive...