When I was in elementary school, snow days were my favorite.  They always involved hot chocolate and tomato soup after coming indoors because we’d play outdoors for as long as my mom would let us.  I remember rubber-banding  bread bags around my socks for extra protection and then slipping them into my snow boots.  My feet would stay hot and dry for the duration of our outdoor adventures, which is more than I can say for my hand knitted mittened hands which always got wet and cold no matter what.

Today our family enjoyed a snow day thanks to the either Winter Storm, Nor’Easter or Blizzard that blew in (it’s been called all three at different times on the Weather Channel, which we only watch when we get storms and then we watch it religiously.)

Ellee and I built a snowman.  Out of her Sculpy Clay.  Because it was much easier and much cuter than any we could have made outdoors.

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We did go outdoors though.  For those of you who just thought we were being lazy.

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At first we just traipsed around, you know for cute pictures sake.

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But then we got serious and added a little more gear and headed out for a bit.  I proceeded to head out to the garage to get the shovel.  I didn’t think we had gotten much snow, but after stepping in about 12 inches of it while walking down the sidewalk, I quickly changed my mind.  Thankfully at that point, it was still light and fluffy, so I got my workout in for the day by shoveling a path to our driveway.

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Ellee kept busy filling up an old sled that we found in the parsonage garage.  It’s a perk of being a pastor’s kid, I suppose.  People seem to randomly leave us treasures in our garage and this time it totally paid off.

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She had a great time and insisted that she wasn’t even cold when I told her it was time to go indoors.

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Later on in the afternoon, she ventured out again, this time with her Daddy who needed to head over to the church to use the laptop to officially let everyone know that our church services would be cancelled for tomorrow.

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Christian joined them and this time, they enjoyed another 45 minutes or so playing outdoors and helping to shovel a few paths around the church entryways.

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And that sums up our snow day.  We’re expecting another five inches or so tonight, so in the mean time are staying safe and warm indoors.  To all of our other Snow day friends, hope you are all doing great and staying safe as well!

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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