Friday, February 20, 2015

Catching up . . . Snow, Snow and more SNOW!

Everyday I think about blogging and then something else pops up for me to do. Here's a quick recap of the last few days:

Valentine's Day: Henry and Evie loved passing out cards to their friends this year and I had a blast at Henry's little school party. Kids were excited for their treats on Saturday. Evie got a pink computer courtesy of the clearance rack at Michael's. It was cheap and will probably break in less than a week but she loves it.  We also got her a tooth fairy pillow since that tooth is getting more wiggly by the day. Henry got some magna tiles and a little turtle. He loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Carl took the kids out for a bit which was better for me than two dozen roses and jewelry. 

Mardi Gras: Our small group celebrated Mardi Gras on Saturday night. Carl and I made a jambalya and it turned out delicious. We will make that again for sure - easy and feeds a ton of people. Everyone brought something yummy and we met up at Emilee and Tim's house. It was a fun night and the guys got off easy for Valentine's Day! All the kids played, the dads hung out at the bonfire and the moms chatted in the kitchen.

Snow: It's been a snowy few days in Nashville - icy and snowy! School has been out all week - that is five snow days which is a lot for TN. It has been fine being stuck at home. We have been keeping busy with movies, baking, playing games, playing in the snow and hanging out with neighbors. Both kids had a little bug yesterday but recovered quickly.  Henry even took a nap in his crib - SHOCKING! He never does that and it will likely be his last crib nap since we are planning to move him into his big boy beds next month. We really have enjoyed the week together even being homebound. It has been just fine but I am ready to get back on schedule but guess what is in the forecast: MORE SNOW!!!

Wednesday: Carl had a big convention this week at the Music City Center and invited me to go out with him on Wednesday night to hang with the wife of his customer. It was so nice to get out of the house and get dressed up for dinner. I loved being with all those North Carolina people - those accents are the best. Nothing like being with a bunch of good ole' boys all dressed up talking about transportation and maintenance. I was thrilled Carl asked me to come - it was a nice break from the snow and fun to meet some people who think highly of my sweet husband.

Reading: I have read a ton of books this week while we have been home. My favorites are Calling me Home and Never Knowing. There is nothing like cuddling up with a good book and a nice cup of tea or coffee. 


  1. So much fun! My love language is alone time at home also. Our time at home has gone surprisingly well, even with Avery being sick. I'm going to check out your book recommendations. I finished Hope for the Weary Mom and think you will really like it.

  2. Thanks Jennifer!

    Some recent books I've read that were pretty engaging are Me Before You by JoJo Moyes (a story about a quadriplegic and his caregiver) and The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin (similar to Downton Abbey). If you haven't read The Language of Flowers I would definitely recommend that!


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