We have been iced in our home since Friday morning. I’m not gonna lie. I’m LOVING it. I see Facebook posts of feeling stir crazy, not me. It feels like we’ve had a much needed staycation.
The kids woke up and could not stand it until they got outside. I was so surprised that it was 21 degrees! Can this be my Texas? They were expecting snow, but weren’t too sure what to think when they realized it was mostly just ice. Faith hadn’t quite gotten up and ready in time to join the rest of them, though she did come out later.
Look at my rose bush! It was something like 80 degrees the day before and there is my rose completely frozen!
Why, yes, they did actually slide on ice–once!
The skating was ever so much more fun. They actually spent hours “skating.”
Bobby wasn’t exactly thrilled about the white stuff that took over his playland. About this time he started crying, and I took him inside. It was about the same time that Faith appeared on the scene. I’m sad I didn’t get any photos of her playing out there too.
It was been a wonderful time of family. I am just so thankful for it. We played lots of games of UNO including my husband’s new version of “Fast UNO” that he insists should be a blog post. We watched some movies and though I wasn’t much in the mood so do a lot of baking, I had fun cooking just simple foods we love to eat like tacos and tostadas. I hope that wherever you are you were able to enjoy your weekend too! Are you staying warm?
I told Dave when I saw you got a storm “YES! They do get snow in Texas. You may take me there.” We got a storm yesterday. About 4 inches of snow. It’s slick, but no ice. (Thankfully. I’m not a fan of ice at all. But, I’m ok as long as I can stay inside.)
It’s 1 degree outside with a windchill of negative 18. WINTER IS HERE!!!!! And, I’m a believer that it’s that cold, because I thought my fingers were going to snap off when I went to clear the driveway.
Glad you were able to enjoy your time stranded at home 🙂 I enjoy it, too.
Susan Evans says
My kids love the snow up here in Washington, even though it’ hard to drive in. I remember living in Texas, and seeing no snow ever.
It’s been soooo cold here in our part of California. Unusually cold. Having snowy “ice” would make the cold worth it for my kids. Otherwise we’re just holed up inside too, watching Christmas movies and preparing for the season.
@Mari, Yes, you can live here!!! 🙂 It usually snows once here. Last year it didn’t at all and the year before it snowed 5 times so it’s a little unpredictable. I’m glad you’re enjoying your time at home too!
Girl I live in Colorado and it has been COLD here! Single digits or below zero for about the past week. Today, finally, our high is above freezing! 😀 I have cousins in Texas and they’ve been posting about the crazy ice you guys have been getting. One cousin’s husband got stuck at work for like two nights. I’m glad the temperature here is bearable now. Taking my kiddos out has been difficult because it takes the car so long to warm up. I can’t wait to have a garage again. And not live in a basement. Yes, we are living in a basement right now, so we have been extra cold!