Am I the only person who can look out the window and see all of the snow, but still likes to go and check out weather.com just to see if there are any new updates on today’s winter storm?  It’s something I was just wondering as I did that very same thing for the fifth time today.  And also, it’s funny to think that yesterday at Hangtime, we were enjoying temps of 61 degrees with the faint smell of spring in the air.

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The Sports and Games workshop was having a blast playing Thunderball in our church parking lot that is now covered with a foot (or more) of snow.  What a fun difference a day can make.

(Also, God bless Mark Northrup for so graciously plowing out our church parking lot.)

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Since the forecast called for a blizzard warning for our area, schools canceled yesterday evening.  Which made our kids pretty excited for their first snow day of the year.  They enjoyed sleeping in and watching shows before moving on to their other snow day activities.  Ellee broke out her cash register and has been playing “Store” all afternoon.

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We’ve all enjoyed entertaining her by stocking up on all sorts of Snow Day accessories.  She’s kept us all supplied with credit cards and fake money and has been carefully handwriting all of her receipts.

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Christian’s been enjoying the afternoon playing a new game on his computer.  It’s funny, because I’m not a huge fan of him playing a lot of video games.  But with volleyball and his school workload, his schedule is so tight lately that I’m happy for him to have a day off to relax and unwind.

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Jeremy went to work today, which wasn’t a huge deal since he only had to walk across the street.  And I enjoyed sleeping in late this morning and then doing chores in between my  hourly weather checks.

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The last check out our back door looked like this.

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I had bought my obligatory loaf of Wonder Bread last night before the storm, but probably should have checked my jelly inventory.  Thankfully, it was enough for lunch today and hopefully by the next time we need it, we’ll be able to get our car shoveled out from the snow drift it’s currently stuck in.

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Oh, and dinner will consist of our new family favorite of Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice soup. I’ve made it three times since I randomly saw it pop up on Facebook.  Today I finally got wise and wrote it down instead of trying to make it by watching it on my iPad and pausing it multiple times to see what ingredients I’d need next (which is how the first two batches were produced).

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And that about sums up our Snow Day.  Hopefully, the snow fall is going to wrap up in the next few hours, though it looks like we’re going to have to wait till tomorrow to start digging out.  With temps well below freezing tonight, it will be interesting to see what the school forecast will be for tomorrow.  Happy, happy snow day to everyone!  Prayers for safety for those who have to be out and hopefully for the rest of us, we can enjoy our time, safe and warm indoors.

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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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