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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri

1.19.2013

Winter

Our first significant snow of the season.  It was beautiful.  We had just left piano lessons when the snow started on Thursday afternoon.  It snowed big, beautiful flakes until bedtime.  Right as I served dinner, the power went off.  We had been watching the usual sparks in the trees from the power lines for about an hour.  Then Jack saw large sparks as our lights and heat went off. 


So, we bundled up, and sat in the dark, playing games for as long as our batteries held out, or read books by candle light.  The girls added sleeping bags to their beds for extra warmth.  I wore a sweater, a sweatshirt, 2 pairs of socks and sweat pants.  I was so warm that I ended up discarding the socks and sweatshirt.  It only got down to 52 or so in the house.  It wasn't too bad.  I grew up with one wood/coal burning stove in the center of our house.  We had many cold winter mornings.  It makes for fond memories.


I didn't realize how heavy the snow was until I saw all the branches that had snapped off .

Not a pretty sight, having a sink full of dirty dinner and breakfast dishes.

Mike stocked up on water for drinking and flushing just in case it took a while.  It is tough having a house full of girls that have to potty a lot.  Times like these make the guys glad they are guys.


Thankfully, a crew from Kentucky came by in the afternoon and fixed us right up!  I am so thankful for our electricity.  I'm thankful it was only a day.  I cannot imagine all those people who suffered through the hurricane a couple of months ago.  Our inconveniences are so trivial in comparison.

7 kind words:

Sarah

What beautiful pictures of the snow! I'm glad that you have power again!

Vicky

The snow is beautiful and I'm happy that you didn't have to wait to long for the electricity!

Kristine

I am so thankful we kept our power. We left early Fri. morning for a quick day trip to DC, and I only had to worry about getting out of my driveway. It was a beautiful spring snow, wasn't it?!

Ivy's nose looks wonderful!

Jordan's hiking photos--WOW!!!!! What a fabulous place for her to be calling home for now!

Eva

Oh man! Snow and no power don't go well together! I've been without power in both summer and winter, and hands down, I prefer summer. The snow does look beautiful though. Glad you didn't have to wait too terribly long to have your power restored.

Anne Krause

Beautiful pictures of the snow, Cheri! I miss all those snows we had in Nebraska.....but not the cold! But you're right - those times do make for fond memories!

Judi

Beautiful pics! And thankful that your power was restored somewhat quickly!

The Mac Fam

What beautiful pics. I am soooo jealous. I always pray we get snow. Most winters I have to settle with a few mornings with frost on the ground.
Losing power is the worst isn't it? First world problem. HAHA. Thanks for your comments and email. Will be getting up with you here in the not-to-distance future.

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