Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Day!

What a fun day this has been! The big winter storm has forced us to stay home for old fashioned family fun and what a blessing it has been. A chance to stop and spend time together...not what we had planned but much needed.

Erin and I were up at 5...making chocolate cupcakes by 6:30. We got out some special pans my mom bought me several years ago and I imagined her smiling down on our crazy cupcake baking before sunrise. She loved cooking and baking on winter days and would have enjoyed the spontaneity of making cupcakes before breakfast-matter of fact she is who I inherited my silly spontaneous gene from!

After that we made eggs, sausage and toast for a hearty get ready to play breakfast, ate and then headed out the door. We spent the morning sledding down the hill in front of our house. Even our little dog enjoyed the sledding. I believe she was laughing and screaming with us as we raced against one another... flying down the hill with snow and ice blowing in our faces as we skid from one side of the road to the other.

Neighbors joined us and we got a few pictures and several more squeals and giggles before heading to their house for homemade cocoa. Great job L on the chocolate brew!

We are looking forward to going back up the hill later this evening for dinner. Three families are getting together for homemade pizzas and salad. What a fun, beautiful day! What a gift that we are forced to take a break from the usual grind and just have fun. What a gift to be such great friends with our neighbors! Hopefully the power will stay on, but if not we'll make the most of it.

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday no matter the weather in your neighborhood!

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