Dec 23, 2008

Our over dramatic news casts have Dubbed the last 2 weeks of our lives as the "Arctic Blast". Two of our counties have even declare a state of emergency. 'Why?', those not local, might ask. Because of a measly oh I don't know the exact details but i think we have now had at least a foot and a half of snow and there is more to come tomorrow through Friday. So I thought in honor of this historic event I would share some pictures in a time line sort of fashion. Pay attention the the disappearing snowman its the best.

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DAY ONE OF ARCTIC BLAST: DEC 14th
"Mommy, mommy!!! It's snowing!!!!" -Ansley
"Snowing, mommy, snow!" -Miranda


DAY TWO OF ARCTIC BLAST: MON. DEC 15th
WHAT ELLIE LEARNED ABOUT SNOW...{this is great!}
(1) you can eat snow
(2) it tastes kinda good, a little like nothing
(3) and yet, it is a little cold
(4) okay REALLY COLD!!!
(5) not so sure I like it anymore
(6) get it out, get it out, get it out!



This is totally gonna be a scrapbook page! Its my favorite moment from the week!
PS. don't say anything about the fact that I didn't change my babies clothes you know you all do it too!

DAY THREE OF ARCTIC BLAST: TUES. DEC 16th
"Mommy, I'm ice skating!" -Ansley
"waa waa mommy, waa waa waa" {aka a lot of crying} -Miranda




Mommy had to get out of the house so we went for a walk.

Ansley and I had a great time...Ranna...not so much!

DAY FOUR OF ARCTIC BLAST: WED. DEC 17th
"Mommy does Keegee want to play with me in the snow?" -Ansley
this was the change from mid-day to night.


DAY FIVE & SIX OF ARCTIC BLAST WAS MORE LIKE ARCTIC FREEZE...not much changed other than the snow melted a bit then froze over


DAY SEVEN OF ARCTIC BLAST: SAT. DEC 20th
"Fffosty-noman" - Miranda

DAY EIGHT OF ARCTIC BLAST: SUN. DEC 21st
All my Snow Angels, big and small!


Yeah, baby he really did it!



TIMELINE OF SNOWFALL....TILL WE LOST INTEREST.... actually its just until our favorite little boy Kegan came over and destroyed all the evidence
{don't worry Andrea we still love YOU...and Keegee too...I guess}

DAY...WE HAVE LOST TRACK....CURRENT DAY...TUES...DEC 23rd
"Mommy, {sigh} what are we supposed to do in the snow today {sigh, ugh}"
Because I am lazy this year I did not write a Christmas Letter and include it in Christmas Cards, heck I still haven't even sent out the Christmas cards, but rather told people to keep in touch with our family through our blog I guess I should update my silly blog. So here we go....
We have had a wonderful year! The biggest event was of course our little Ellana Lynn who was born on May 7th. She is a very happy baby and we now understand why people continue to have babies because they are so sweet and cute, our first two never did prove this point! Ansley is amazing and is now a kid that talks sassy to us, writes words and is just starting to read {especially the books she has memorized - she is so proud she can 'read' those}. Miranda loves to get into trouble and just 2 days ago decided that she was going to go to the bathroom on the toilet now, bada-bing bada-bang the little stink can do it {kinda makes me mad but I'm also so happy that I can't get mad}. Gary is working extra hard for Santa right now and so comes home late often. One of his softball teams became the Champs this year {check old posts} and the other...well we just wont talk about the other. I am as busy as ever and getting myself all in a muddle because I take on too much and have a hard time saying no and/or {its both really} focusing on one new hobbies plus all my old ones at a time. Scrapbooking is still my heaven on earth although sewing is a lot of fun too {you can check out my store on etsy by clicking on the icon in the right-hand bar}. And so here we are now at Christmas and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, and saying goodbye to 2008 - WOW can you believe it. I hope that everyone knows how much we love them and how truly grateful we are for family and friends. We hope that everyone can remember Jesus Christ at this time of year and find one person who does not know about Him to share His memory and Gospel with them. Cherish everything that you have and hold true to your faith and standards. Marry Christmas to All!