Monday, March 4, 2013

Under a Blanket of Snow

Saturday morning Dave got up early to go skiing.  We did some house work and exercised then about 11:30ish Dave walked back in the door.  We were so excited.  We did feel bad that his ski day didn't happen because of the wind but were so happy to spend the day with him.  The kids haven't spent as much time with their dad in a whole week as they did on Saturday.  It was a great day.  We even got some long over due projects done on our house.

Sunday we heard there was a storm coming.  Going to church it was just starting.  On the way home it was pretty frightful.  At times we literally could see nothing but white.  Our window wipers iced up and we drove very slow.  It took us quite a while to get home, but were very thankful when we did arrive safely.  We then spent a quiet day under the blanket of snow.  So thankful for my warm cozy house.

Blake asked Dave to play Lego with him.  The poor kid was shocked when Dave said yes.  Lately when he is home he is going over farm budget for hours or trying to catch up on much needed sleep. (The guy really is spreading himself thin, but so badly wants to give his kids the farm life that he had.  Where is my great-aunt Tilly???)

Cora had seen these Techno Tickets on Pinterest. Each Sunday the kids get six 30 min tickets and two 15 min tickets.  That is all the get for the week.  Parents reserve the right to say no if chores aren't done or to close to bed time etc.  Cora thought it was a great idea.  She was looking for things to do and surprised us all by making this.  She also took most of the pictures.

Apparently Blake and Leah are ghost hunters and are saving the world.  This is their secret hide out.

My piano bench done.  Thank you Mom and Kita for picking out the fabric and bringing it to me.

Quiet time reading.  Often on Sunday's everyone will get together in the front room and just read their own thing.  That is some of my favorite time.  I love that my kids love to read.

That is what is looked like for hours.

Around 8 the snow had stopped blowing and Dave went out to shovel the walks.  Of course everyone needed to help:)  When they were done he called into me to grab my boots, it was a beautiful night for a walk.  It truly was.  Not to cold, hardly anyone out, and loads of snow.

This weekend has been a much needed dad time one.  Dave is such a great father and husband.  He has so much on his plate and not much we can help him with.  But we cherish every moment we get to spend with him.  We live in wonderful country and I enjoy the weather (as long as I don't have to drive).  Thankful for so much.  My kids are growing up fast and will soon be gone.  I only have 4 years left with Cora.  That kinda makes me sad.  She is a very special girl.


  1. Love your piano bench - so cute! Also, the techno tickets are a great idea, may need to start that at our house as well.

  2. I loved everything about this post!!

  3. So many things to say...We were sick on Sunday so we didn't have to drive out in the blizzard. I love your piano bench! Love the ghost hunter's secret hideout, and only 4 years left with Cora...that is crazy. Time goes by way too fast.

  4. That was a crazy storm! I am glad you guys had a nice quiet weekend as a family, we all need those once in awhile, I would prefer much more often but I guess we can't be too picky!! I remember when Jared was stretched too thin too. It has gotten a little better if that gives you any hope!

  5. It looks fantastic! Really gives the room some punch, love it