Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Winter Wonderland and The Christmas Vacation That Never Ends

Oh boy-three snow days back to back before school can even start after Christmas vacation.



I am taking it in stride and it hasn't been as bad as I thought it could be in terms of boys inside (it's way below zero out) and getting on each other's nerves.  It's actually been a little fun?  We haven't had a storm like this one in a long time.

You can hardly see Sammy when he's out in the snow-it's quite funny.

Jeff took the boys sledding after church on Sunday (which wasn't cancelled much to the disappointment of a few)...they begged him, and I wouldn't let them go without him.  When they got back I heard something about bumper hitching on the way home but I didn't ask questions because sometimes I've learned what you don't know can't hurt you.

Before it the temps dropped I took Janey out and she laughed and laughed in her little sled.  I've had this cheap plastic sled for 20 years I think, and have pulled six babies in it.

I remember our baby sled when I was little-I'm sure I pushed my little brothers in it often enough.

Happy Snow Days!

18 comments:

  1. those pictures of sammy and janey are completely adorable!

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  2. Those pictures of snow, dog and baby are just the best.

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  3. I remember snow days when we lived in Virginia! I loved them! Of course at the time I had no kids so it just meant a day off of teaching school to watch movies or clean or do whatever I wanted. Ahhh... remember those days? No one to take care of but yourself? Long forgotten now! But seeing sweet Janey in that sled reminds me it's all worth it. :) Bundle up Sarah! Then book a ticket to come and see me! It was 75 degrees and sunny here today. And I could use a nice long chat with you. :)

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  4. I love the pics of Janey and Sammy! I don't live in an area (Texas) where people own sleds unless they brought them when they moved from the north! I have been on a sled once when I was 16 that was in 1976! My boyfriend had family in Vermont and they made sure he had one. He lived in a very hilly area and it was so fun. Stay warm!

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  5. It's our third snow day too and boy is it sure cold! Luckily we're having the bedrooms painted tomorrow so along with all 6 kids home all day, there will be no naps for the little ones! Pray for me! ;)

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  6. my kids just went back today..not due to snow mind you! 21 days off! i was ready to send them today! and could you send just a little bit of that snow my way?
    hope you're well sarah..happy new year! xo

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  7. Your posts always make me smile!

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  8. the red sled with yellow handles in the last picture was the sled I had growing up - such great memories! thanks for posting

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  9. We're on our 3rd snow day here too and things are getting a little ugly. Especially since it's way too cold out for the kids to go out and play. I don't think I've been outside since Sunday myself! I think when the husband gets home from work today, I'll put on my layers and try a 15 minute walk around the neighborhood... I could use the alone time!

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  10. Need to invest in a sledge for our girlies... They are just SO much fun! Janey looks like she's having a ball! Claire

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  11. I just love the pictures of Janey in the sled, and the one of you as a child! It's so sweet to both have the memory AND the photo. We weren't big picture takers growing up, so most of the things I remember are just in my head. : )

    I love snow days, too! Last March I wrote about getting to relive the joy of a big ol' winter storm and the resulting day of snow day freedom...via my kids.
    http://kathyschronicles.com/2013/04/22/the-beauty-of-a-snow-day-i-just-hope-winter-is-almost-over/

    For us, we had two days off from school this week, but because of -50 windchills. That's not nearly as fun as a pile of snow....

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  12. That is the cutest picture of Janey in the sled!!

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  13. Sarah- The snow looks fun to play in and so pretty to look at! I wish it snowed in FL! I was over at Susan Branch's blog and she mentioned a mistake in this year's calendar. You'll have to check it out so you can fix your calendar!

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  14. wow awesome 20 year old sled...janey so cute...glad she enjoyed the ride....

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  15. It is so pretty! I am in Texas, and I will enjoy the winter weather vicariously through your pictures!

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  16. Beautiful pictures!! Enjoying your post few posts and lovely shots of your family. So glad you had a nice Christmas and that you're hanging in there with the chilly weather. I also had to tell you I found out I am pregnant right before Christmas and thought of you. This is my 4th and I am 41. I remember how hard it was on you early in your pregnancy with Janey and I thought of all the precious pictures of her now. :) Happy New Year Sarah!

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    1. And I am apparently signed in as my husband! ;)

      ~Tamie

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  17. hey it's the RED SLED the fastest sled on earth! (with me in the background)

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