As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2: 4-5

Sunday, March 1, 2009


After a rather long night, we woke up--not to a winter wonderland--but to rain. We were all disappointed to say the least. Yet, we held out a little hope after checking the weather channel. Sure enough, during church, Sarah noticed that the "rain" falling outside the windows was white...and before the end of the service, there was no denying it...we were having a snowstorm!

We had planned on going to Nanny's to celebrate her birthday and Darlene's birthday at lunchtime, and we still went. Maddy was thrilled that Katie was there too. They spent most of their time in the snow in the backyard and were both soaked by the time it was lunchtime!

Darlene had brought this beautiful cake for our beautiful Nanny who turned 76 today!We left shortly after cake to make sure we could make it home safely, and because I was in real need of a nap. The kids took the first hour home to play in the snow!

Please note that this is NOT a mom-approved outfit for Josh. He actually did snow angels in this!
After everyone had their fill of snow, we all came in and got warm and dry, and I went to bed for a much needed, but much longer than expected (3 hours!) nap, thinking surely surely surely that we would not have school tomorrow. I awoke to melting snow and winds that were evaporating the snow from the streets.
We spent the next three hours glued to the television, watching every single school system close but ours. The kids decided that going bowling would be a fun way to pass the time, and figuring a watched pot never boils, we headed to our local bowling alley.
Hannah was so excited to go bowling again ("This is a good day!" she said). Every time she threw the ball down the lane, she would sit down and wait for it reach the end.
We got the call while we were there that indeed, we had NO SCHOOL, and our first official SNOW DAY in three years tomorrow! We are looking forward to sleeping in, doing nothing, and most of all....not going to work!

1 comment:

  1. wish we could have made it to nanny's yesterday...just thought it would be too much for the boys after church...looks like you guys had a fun snow day! we did too!