snowy staycay

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normally after 24″ of snow (or any snowfall amount for that matter) you would find me complaining and totally over it… but!! i do not have said attitude juuuuuust yet.  which, who even am i saying something like that?!  my skin is dry, my fingers are frozen, and let’s not even talk about my lack of suntan… all things that normally would send me over the ‘i hate winter’ edge! but… not yet. for now i am enjoying the insane amount of snow, the warm, cozy fires my babe has been making, the fort making, and how much adriana is over the moon in love with the snow!!  me, i have never been much of a snow person… but watching that girl make her snow angels and say on repeat how happy she is while playing in it is making me turn the corner… i think… for now anyway… ask me in february if i still love it and my answer may be a bit different!

actually, my answer would probably be different right now if poor danny hadn’t shoveled for 2+ hours this morning… thanks babe!!  i tried to snap a pic of his hard work, but he wasn’t having it… as you can see in the picture above!

nana & i attempted to make our first snowman…. he turned out…. interesting, to say the least. he has been named “stumpy” clearly based on his appearance!  my snowman making skills are in need of some serious help… it’s pretty bad.

there is one thing that i realized this morning (aside from how terrible i am at building snowmen) … that i need to bite the bullet and invest in actual snow boots.  love my hunter boots to death, but they are certainly not made for the snow… which i learned the hard way today because my toes may still be frozen from hours ago! i have my eye on these… love, love, loveeee!

to sum it all up…. thank you winter storm jonas for falling on a weekend, thank you danny for being the best, most adorable curmudgeon husband a girl could ask for, and nana! thank you for making me feel like a kid again with your contagious childish glee!  love love love you two!


friday favorites

spring!!! today is officially the first day of spring but it sure doesn’t feel that way. yes, it is snowing here… again!! winter just does not want to give up.  but, i am hopeful that this is it’s last hoorah and soon there will be flowers and sunshine and the snow will be long gone!  fingers are crossed.


(a picture of our backyard currently… and the snow is still falling) 

aside from these past couple of cold days, the weather here has been very spring like!  55 degrees felt like 80 and we were all loving it.  we were able to get outside and take walks, play in the woods, have a little lunch date with grammy & linda, adriana went to visit the easter bunny, we celebrated jackson turning 2! babe and i had a little margarita date, and of course made some festive green cookies for st. patty’s day with my 2 favorite girls!  it was a good week.

speaking of the easter bunny, i can’t believe how fast time is flying… i felt myself being far too sentimental over my 2012 picture of little nana on the bunny’s lap compared to this year.  how many more years will she be excited to get her pic snapped with that large (somewhat terrifying looking) bunny?!





playing in the woods







i can’t wait for all of the memories spring has in store for us… love my peeps!

ice week… or month ?

i am starting to lose hope that spring is ever going to come… with all these “winter weather” predictions it seems that the warm weather wants to stay away for a bit longer.  schools have been shutting down at the mere mention of the word “ice” and the grocery stores are bombarded with people buying bread and milk. i never really understood that, why does everyone need bread and milk?  any yummy bread and milk recipes out there that i don’t know about?!  seems a little strange, but what do i know.

as per the usual this past weekend was frigid, and the icy weather was looming… so we decided to go to the library with the kids!  exciting stuff around here.  i haven’t been to a library in years… maybe not even since middle school!  not much has changed, still silent, heat set to what feels like 90 degrees (which i don’t totally mind because i’m always cold), and not the best place to bring a 3 year old who hasn’t yet mastered her “inside voice” let alone her library voice! but! the kids picked a few books and movies and then we made our way home for grilling and hanging out.

then as predicted [shock that it was right!] the ice came and schools were closed. to help with our cabin fever we ventured outside to play in the icy snow, had some princess dress up time, nick attempted to shovel and kept slipping, and poor danny had to go to work.

and juuussstttttt when you think the horrible weather of february is gone and it’s march so it should be warming up! winter slaps us with another large snowfall amount scheduled for tomorrow.  thanks so much winter, you’re a real doll.  the good news?  the new season of house of cards is now on netflix!! finally!!!!!! perfect marathon weather if you ask me!

hopefully this is winters last hoorah! that soon the warm weather is going to swoop in and save us all from our wintery gloom and get us outdoors in the sunshine!  our fingers are crossed super tight for that one!











snow day

for once our local weather station predicted the right thing!  it doesn’t happen to often around here… but, just like they said we have about 4″ of snow on the ground, freezing temps and no school!  the past few days have been so cold that we really couldn’t even go outside, with a wind chill of -15, “playing outside” was just not happening.

but today, the wind gave up a little… so we put on 3 layers with snowsuits and tried to enjoy the powdery snow a little bit.  it took about 20 minutes to get dressed, and then we lasted about 10 minutes outside… which is just as well because i was frozen!! and the sledding was giving me heart failure.

now it’s lunch and pajama movie day around here! oh, and nick was trying to teach adriana how to play minecraft… probably the cutest thing i’ve witnessed in a while. well, until they decided to eat lunch and watch a movie together… too much cuteness for one day!






pajama day

we are definitely missing danny today… unfortunately he didn’t have a snow day with us.  but he was out there shoveling and cleaning the cars before he left.  thanks babe, we love you!!


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