UGH, THESE SNOW DAYS KEEP GOING! No school til Tuesday. I'm running out of steam everyone.
Have a great weekend everyone! And don't forget to check out this week's awesome on Cherish This Day.
* 59 National parks in 52 weeks.JEALOUS!!!
* Miss Moss's best songs of 2015.
* Would you ditch the coffin for a pod?
* A huge list of January detox and cleanses.
* Into the fold. I can't even begin to say how much I love these photos.
* What do you think of the new Barbies? Does this mean you have to buy three separate Barbie wardrobes?
* For photoshop dorks like me, I've always wondered how they do this.
* The interpretive value of a chair: a personal reflection. Yes to all of this!!
* Have you ever used an Instant Pot? I'm intrigued.
* I think we're going to make this over the weekend. Because dessert is yummy.
There was a blizzard last weekend. It looked like the photo above. But before we get into that, let's start from the beginning . . .
(Debating whether to make this our 2016 Xmas card photo, it perfectly embodies the relationship between my three kids)
(Sometimes they get along, if only for a few moments)
(These books may be the most boring things I've ever read. EVER!)
10:00 am - The snow wasn't predicted to start until mid-afternoon, but Arlington county decided to cancel school anyways. Thus leaving me with three kids asking every ten minutes, "did it start yet? did it start yet?" In order to keep everyone occupied, we walked to the library (which was crazy crowded by the way). And then we settled in for the big wait.
Noon - THE BIG WAIT!!
Sometime around 1 pm - The snow finally begins. But there's not enough to play in yet, so we just watch if fall.
4:30 pm - Finally, there's snow and it keeps coming down. We walk to happy hour at a neighbors' house, marveling over the lack of cars (though our faces are somewhat frozen by the time we arrive).
10 pm - Leaving happy hour. I took these photos after half the party had already departed, the poor dining room looked like it had been attacked.
(T decides to chillax in the middle of the road)
Noon - Okay, so that's A LOT of snow. Crazy amounts everywhere. It was like a playground. And pretty fun. And still coming down.
Between 2 pm and 4 pm - The snow becomes kind of crazy, with lots of strong winds that had everyone worried about losing electricity. But, somewhat miraculously, our power lines didn't falter.
5 pm - Walk to another happy hour. I love this neighborhood.
11 pm - Dance party. Of course.
noon - Somewhere in the night, the snow finally stopped. Leaving us with a bright sunny day and hamster-like tunnels to walk through. We're all starting to tire of the blizzard. And I want my living room back.
5:30 pm - Walk to another happy hour. The sunset was incredible.
2:00 pm - Do you want to build a snowman? And, yes, it HAS TO BE A SNOWMAN! P actually did this all on her own, while I hid in the house.
3:30 pm - I'm officially sick of snow. And we're all sick of each other. In order to leave the house, I took the kids sledding.
And so it continues, school is canceled through Wednesday (today). And I'm losing steam (plus, where have all the happy hours gone?). The county plowed our street late Monday night, but the car is still buried. Luckily, there are playdates. And boardgames. And more snowmen have been built. But I could use some quiet for awhile.
HOW ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE? HOW ARE YOU MAKING IT THROUGH THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF 2016?