Tuesday, January 20, 2009

{Snowy Morning}

This is what we woke up to this morning! Isn't it just beautiful??? I know some of you live with snow for 3 to 5 months a year, but here in Raleigh, we don't get snow like this but every few years. It is still pouring snow! I don't know how long it will last, but since we don't know if we will have anymore this winter, we took full advantage of it---and all before 9:00AM!

We found out last night that school was cancelled, so we didn't even have to get up to check....YEA!!! Here are a few pictures of our fun this morning---we held Joshua off as long as we could---until 8:16!!! Finally David and I got ready and played in the snow with Joshua!!

Joshua making snowballs for the big fight!

Letting one go---toward Dad, thank goodness!

David preparing some snowballs for a return of the same!

Joshua, after rolling in the snow~

He's starting to get cold now!! It won't be long~

Snow for Snow Cream.....hmmmmm!
Snow Cream Recipe
1 mixing bowl of fresh (white!) snow (I used two of these 8 cup Gladware containers)
3/4 c. milk
3/4-1 c. sugar (or Splenda to taste)
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix well with a mixer---add Chocolate Syrup for Hannah!!
Serve immediately in front of the fire!

Oh yeah, the real deal---fresh snow cream--

Joshua, with hat head, having some snow cream---it was his "dairy" with his breakfast---hey, like I said, it doesn't snow here very often!!! :)

And, lastly, I cannot let this historic day pass without acknowledging it. I wish I had the eloquence of my husband. Politics and papercrafting/family blogs do not often go hand in hand, but please indulge me today. One of the reasons I was so excited that we didn't have school today is because I really did want to watch the Inauguration today. I didn't vote for President Obama and we likely wouldn't see eye to eye on most issues, but I can't NOT be proud of this peaceful transfer of power we get to see in our country. I am proud that our country has voted in an African American president--it's time. I will pray for and support our new president because I think that is part of my responsibility as a citizen and a Christian. So, I won't be commenting here about what's going on with this administration, but you can bet I'll be praying for strength and courage and safety for this new president and his family. I'm as proud today to be an American as I have been on January 20, 2001 or 2005. It's a good day in America----even if you aren't a democrat. Have a blessed day~


Tom said...

I couldn't agree with you more! We too did not vote for President Obama but we will pray for him and wish only the very best! I think we live in the greatest country in the world! I have and always will be so proud to be an American! We also prayed for George and Laura Bush last night! We hope for peaceful days for them now! Thank you for your lovely post!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

I was seriously tempted to throw the kids in the car and head up to NC to get in on the snow action...we had like five flakes here in Summerville SC... I wish it were five inches!!!