Posted by: whimsigal | January 18, 2008

Snow Day? Well, that’s what we call it here.

We got snow last night.

snowday 1-17-08 2
No, really. There’s snow there, you just have to look very closely. It was so unimpressive to the boys that they went from, “Wake me up at 7am!” to “Can I sleep just a little longer?”. Yeah, it was THAT good. I was the only one who got out in it and took these pictures of the ice glaze covering the branches of our trees.


in my yard


It’s really hard for the weather forecasters to get a snow forecast right here. They were calling for 2″ and we got a dusting. Oh well!

Mama Podkayne is doing another photo theme this week- Connection – and I’m hoping to have my entry tomorrow. My computer went back to Apple for repair and should be back in my hot little hands tomorrow. Here’s hoping they actually repaired it this time. LOL

Some exciting news…Sean got accepted to Indiana University’s MBA program! He’s really excited and a little anxious about starting. We’re going to do everything we can to make his transition back to school as smooth as possible. I’m so happy for him!

Of course attached to every silver lining is a gray cloud and ours is this. There is a function he is required to attend for school and the timing is terrible- February 10-15th. I’m having surgery on the 7th so I’ve been scrambling to find some folks to stay with me for at least one or two nights while he’s gone. If it weren’t for the dogs then I could go stay at someone’s house but my mom has very kindly agreed to stay with me as needed. My sister and her husband are literally around the corner, too, so if I need anything I can just holler.

I was looking through some old photos today, on Sean’s computer, and found this one of the boys when they were much smaller:
my babies in 2002
Look at those smushy faces! Ryan was 6 months old and Iain was 3 in that picture. Compare that to them today:

iain and ryan silly 1408.jpg

Oh man, I just can’t believe how fast the time has gone by. I remember those days like they were yesterday. Not that I would go back but I do wish I knew then what I know now and that I had been a gentler parent.

Today, the boys and I watched the movie, Underdog, and it was all right. Not my fave but the boys like it and have seen it at least five times by now. Last weekend I bought the movie, Big Trouble in Little China, and I can’t wait for the boys to see that! It just seems like something they would really like. It’s corny and cheesy but so much fun!

Not sure what we’re doing tomorrow but I sure would like to get out of the house. It feels like we’ve been cooped up for days, it’s only been two, but I feel stir crazy!



  1. Stir crazy is the whole subject matter of my most recent blog post.

  2. Great ice pictures!!!! I love nature photography. In addition to my homeschool blog I have a nature blog at Feel free to check them both out.

  3. I love the photos!
    Prob’ly the second one is my favorite…. 🙂
    Congratulations on the deep freeze!

  4. Congratulations to Sean! This is an online school, right?

    All we got here was rain; not even a beautiful icy branches.

    Iain and Ryan were so cute (they still are, of course, but it is fun to see what they used to look like). Ryan sure looked a lot like you when he was little.

    I would be happy to come and hang with you one of those days or nights if you need help.


  5. We got some snow too! The kids were able to scrape up enough to fill the freezer with snowballs.

    Congrats to Sean!

  6. as I was connecting online, I thought – I didn’t even congrat Evie and Sean for the admission!
    I’m very happy for you.
    I’m gonna go check my mail, now. 🙂

  7. Congrats on the MBA course, love the connection pic & think the snow is wonderful!!!

    Make sure you definitely have someone looking after you for that first week or so okay? (your NZ “big sis” lecturing here)

    Take care,

  8. Cate,

    Thanks, friend. I certainly will make sure someone is here! Cannot ignore advice from my big sis in NZ!!



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