Oh, the weather outside is… frightful.
After an amazing Breakaway Retreat weekend, we got home around 4:30pm yesterday, just in time to unload the bus, deliver all of our students safely back to their parents and get our family and all of our things home. I had just enough time to put up some blue and green streamers and turn on the oven before friends came over to join us for the big game.
As you all know, it was an exciting Superbowl. I spent most of the time, making snacks, baking cupcakes and helping Ellee finish her VIP project. (We had known about the project for months, but chose to wait till the last minute and during the Superbowl no less, to finish it. Procrastination at it’s finest.) Anyhow, the excitement level in our home was pretty high the entire night, as we rooted for the Seattle Seahawks with a great group of friends. Jeremy had a few epic jumps over the couch as he celebrated the three touchdowns that his hometown team made. But oh, the sorrow that came after the interception, that should have been a fourth touchdown at the one yard line. It was a pretty sad way to end the night for the Seahawks fans in the Herr home.
Since the verse says that, “Sorrow may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning,” I was expecting the sun to come peeking through bringing warm rays of hope this morning. Instead, we woke up to icy rain pelting our roof and a 2 hour school delay for our kids, which was honestly nice after a very busy weekend.
It continued to rain throughout the morning. Jeremy and I enjoyed a nice lunch together in Riverhead, but were pretty shocked when we finished up and walked out to our car. It was completely covered in ice. The rain that was drizzling earlier had turned into frozen sleet and we knew we had better get home quickly.
Thankfully, we made it safe and sound. We picked up Ellee on the way, since the wet roads were quickly turning into scary sheets of ice. When I walked over to pick up Christian, I was amazed at how much ice had accumulated.
Then, later this evening, we looked out our window to this: Beautiful, fluffy white snow. It was definitely pretty to look at, but scary to think that it is masking icy roads underneath. I’m hoping that most people will be able to stay off the roads tonight. The temperature has dropped considerably and it’s nerve wracking to think of how much ice is out there.
It has been a pretty weird winter. And Spring is sounding pretty good these days. But all in good time, I suppose. Till then, we’ll enjoy the snow, take caution with the ice and dream of the warmer days that are most certainly ahead.
(Also, I just wanted to note, I’m so excited to share about our Breakaway weekend! I have hundreds of pictures to sort through, but stay tuned.)