Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

We had 18 inches of snow and some huge snow drifts. The kids began working on an igloo last night but didn't accomplish much today as we went to breakfast at Papa and Gramommy's and then they rode around with Peter helping some family and neighbors dig out. Breakfast was fun as Papa and Gramommy made egg in the hole (you may know this as eggs in a basket) using a reindeer for the hole. What a fun Christmasy surprise! We also started our Christmas celebration with Dad and Mom yesterday, opening stockings and sharing a few gifts. Peter is on call on Christmas Day so our snowy celebration was perfect yesterday. We had my sister, her husband and their daughter there. We were missing my brother as he couldn't make it over from downtown. I was just informed that the igloo only needs a little more work before it is inhabitable. Since we spent part of the day helping others, we didn't get to do our own driveway. Dad just walked his super-duper-imported snow blower down the street and took care of it for us. We are now doing a 5 minute pick-up around the house as it has totally fallen apart between yesterday and today. Then it's on to reading and snuggling on the couch. We feel so blessed that our Sabbath was surrounded by God's blessing of beauty and a sweet reminder that when we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful to wash us white as snow.


The Barreness said...

I have seriously never seen -that- much snow in my life. lol! I lived in Ohio for a year, but I think the most we got was about half that. crazy. we did get a flurry on the 2nd (in texas, that's EARLY!) and my kids got to see snow for the first time! it was awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wow, it sure looks like you guys had fun after our
fun breakfast together! Thank you so much for
helping shovel people out !! I'm sure it was a tiring
but fun day too! Can't wait to see the Igloo..xoxo