Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow Day #4

The past three days have been completely magical.  There have been no schedules, no responsibilities, no distractions - just uninterrupted family time and precious memory making in the snow.  It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, and there were moments when cabin fever and too much togetherness got the best of us. But all in all, it was amazing.  And I hate to see it come to an end.

Church was cancelled this morning, so we slept in...well sorta.  Eli woke us up super early asking when we could go see Mrs. Beth.  We put him back to bed and slept until almost 8:30.  After breakfast and a few morning chores, I made some chili, dressed the kids, and we ventured out into the great tundra.

We took Eric's truck, so I'm still very concerned about my car navigating all of this tomorrow.  Anyway, we made it the Beckham's and spent the entire afternoon playing in the snow and sledding on their super amazing hill.

After face-planting with Ellie, she promptly declared that she no longer wanted to sled with me.  Instead she was content to find icicles and ride the four wheeler with Beth.

Eli on the other hand, took about a billion trips down the hill and had the time of his life.  I don't think anyone wanted to stop because we know that with tomorrow's warmer temperatures and the mid-week rain, the Blizzard of 2016 will be nothing but a memory.  I just wanted to soak it up for as long as possible.

When we finally gave in and went inside just as the sun was setting, we had tortilla soup, chili, pizza, and hot chocolate before heading home.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends who love our babies, let us invite ourselves over, and give us date nights since we don't have family in town to watch the kiddos.  They are good people, and we love them dearly!

Ellie fell asleep on the way home but got a second wind as soon as we got back.  It was a little "touch and go" there for a few minutes, but now the kids are in bed, and I'm getting all sentimental reminiscing about the precious memories we made this weekend.

I'm the sap who grieves when major events, vacations, etc are over.  I get all teary-eyed watching Hallmark commercials, so getting back to reality tomorrow is going to be a little cumbersome for me.  Ha!  

But seriously, we have a super awesome week ahead of us with two ballgames and church.  That should help ease the pain.  Plus, I have to get my house back in some kind of order, so I will be plenty busy.  I will truly cherish these past few days, the precious family time, and the wonderful friends we shared it with.  

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