Ice Storm ’09

Well, if you live anywhere in North Texas then you could not avoid the constant discussion and threat of “ICE STORM ’09.”  I love how every time there is a storm of any import the media gives it a title and (if it’s a really big deal) it’s own theme song.  School was cancelled yesterday and really…there wasn’t a reason.  The threat of the storm was so hyped that I can only guess that the school district thought to play safe and cancel school.  I can’t blame them, if you watched the news it was touted as the storm of the century… almost.  And this storm really was a killer further north than us, just around here…not so much.  Then the storm finally did hit last night and school had to be cancelled again today.  I was glad…honestly.  I like having my kids at home with me.  It can be loud and chaotic, but I really do like it.  I feel like the older they get the less time they get to spend together forging their relationships with each other.  They learn to appreciate each other and they have been playing so nicely together the last two days.  Mental note…set aside more time for them to be together…

Here is what the great ice storm produced at our house:





And here is the result of being home from school, cold and with a Mom who won’t make a fire…






The last two photos weren’t staged at all….:)



Filed under Connor, Emma, family, Gracie, school, Winter

4 responses to “Ice Storm ’09

  1. Jenny N.

    Wow! It must be chilly! I like snow days a lot more than ice days…at least then you get to go out and play. I thought of you all while I was out roasting at the beach. It was too hot to stay long though so now the kids are in a nice cool bath…playing and washing the sand out of their hair at the same time. Our noses and cheeks are rosy red, but not from the cold! Have a great day.

  2. Cold…cold…cold…I can’t imagine what that must feel like…We are suffering here too…I think the high this week, for us So. California folks, is going to be 78 🙂 I think I might have to wear a sweater too!

    The children are adorable, as always…

    Lots of love!

  3. Debbie

    Wasn’t that an interesting few days. Your kiddoes look cuddly and warm, even without a fire 🙂

    They are so cute! Hope you are settling into your new house. Now that my family has left and we’re getting back on top of things, we need to have you over for lunch one day.

  4. Tamara

    I didn’t enjoy the days “off” nearly as much you did. We had multiple friends over, requests from kids to go places, and LOTS of extra chaos. It wasn’t relaxing at all. Oh well…the kids were thrilled, so that’s what counts 🙂

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