Sunday, December 14, 2008

Waking to a Winter Wonderland

We awoke to the first snowfall of the season this beautiful Sunday morning!
We experienced a few snow "flurries" this past spring... but nothing like this... it's wonderful (but probably only thing so because I haven't had to drive anywhere yet).

To kick off the celebration, I made "snow waffles" for breakfast (aka: toasted Eggos with jam and powdered sugar).

The snowflakes falling outside were so big. It's cold enough too (28 degrees) for the snow to stick so we're currently enjoying about 3 inches.

The little ladies sat in the windows and watched it snow while they patiently (well, not so patiently) waited for Momma, Daddy, and Lulu to have some coffee and get geared up for the chilly weather outside...

Then is was time to bundle up and head on out!

The Cervenak Family had beat us in being the first to get outside to enjoy the weather... but many of the other neighbors joined the fun. The Dubin's instigated the snowball fight and spearheaded the building of the snowman, the Jordan's joined in with Tyler pulling the little kids on the sled, and the newest family to join our ranks came on down as soon as they noticed our big red cups full of "holiday cheer" (they're going to fit right in!).

This was Avery's second time "in" the snow... but during our recent trip to Mt. Hood (her first time)--she was sick and did not get a chance to really play. She loved it!

Here are a couple silly sisters enjoying themselves while trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues.

Below is Grandma Lulu with Geneva, Abby, Amanda, and Avery... They're working on building a snowman.

I got to work making a few pitchers of bloody mary's. The white on the rim is salt (mixed with dill) the white on the celery is snow!

We did a little driveway sledding--and yes, Piper is actually enjoying herself in this photo.

The snowman turned out to be more of a snow duck than anything else.

When we came inside, we warmed up with hot chocolate, a quick shower, and then naps (for everyone except me--who's busy blogging)!

Happy Winter!

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  1. Love the snow.
    Uh what is your address????

  2. i finally made it to your blog... and it's WONDERFUL! i will definitely keep up on it... i am quite the blog surfer ;) and p.s. what a beautiful family you have! great seeing you friday night :)

  3. Just beautiful girls, the time goes by so fast enjoy every second with them while your able to stay at home. The bloody mary looks great!!!