Psalm 127:3-5

Behold children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior, so are the children of one's youth.
How blessed are those whose quiver is full of them

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ice Days

Only in Texas can your children be playing outside in shorts and t-shirts in 80 degree weather one day and wake up less than 12 hours later to inches of ice covering your yard. Snow days happen maybe once a year here and we enjoy the few hours a play time in it and then it melts and its gone. Not so the case this time….. It's been 5 days and schools are still being closed and our yard is still covered in snow. Jimmy did make it to work today for the first time since Thursday (this is Tuesday) but things are still cold and white. Our children have enjoyed hours and hours and hours of sledding mostly thanks to all their leftover ski gear from our trip to Breckenridge last year. Snow boots, ski gloves and ski coats mean the difference in minutes of fun outside and hours! We've had hot chocolate, made mini indoor smores with mini marshmallows roasted over candles, done gingerbread houses, made dozens and dozens of cookies, watched every single one of our favorite Christmas movies and gotten all caught up on our advent reading! I can honestly say these days have been some of the most memorable times of our life. We always tend to find reasons to get out and about on the weekends and so staying home and doing "nothing" for five straight days has been so refreshing and a reminder that we need to do it more often! I LOVE these people here so much and can't imagine spending my ice weekend having any better of a time!!

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