Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day!

This Valentine's Day was a little different this year...considering we had an ice storm a few days before and we have two young children.  Needless to say, we enjoyed a wonderful family friendly night at home with pizza ordered in and adult beverages for mommy and daddy.  Greer's Valentine's Party at school also got cancelled several times, due to the weather.  I was able to help with this one last minute!  Such a sweet little class he has this year.  I helped at the ice cream station.  So funny watching him and his friends attempting to eat sprinkles by the spoonful!


Passing out valentines

Story time with Ms. Kim

Greer's valentines this year!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ice Storm 2014

We had an ice storm this winter....that shut down almost the whole town at some point or another.  Very few people did not lose power.  It was quite an experience, but one I wouldn't change for anything.  We went several days(which means nights) without power, but we made the best of it and piled our whole family in the living room to sleep in front of the fire.  The ice was so bad, it snapped several pine trees, causing them to hit the ground, power lines, and some people's houses.  Luckily we stayed safe.  One thing I did learn is that it is always smart to have a gas stove and fire place.  Both were complete life savers for us during these few days.  We spent this time making wonderful memories with each other and with some of our favorite neighbors!  Jenni and Rayne came over and hung out with us.  We enjoyed many wonderful meals with them during the ice storm.  Us adults even enjoyed some competitive board game playing!

Our set up....we actually ended up moving Mary Harper to her crib at night and left her door open so the heat from the living room would flow into her room.  It seemed to work well!

Rayne and Jeremy fixing some breakfast on the egg....
biscuits and sausage on the egg

Sweet Jenni and Micah helping prepare breakfast.

we spent a lot of time in the car charging cell phones so we could keep up with friends in the neighborhood and around Augusta.  It helped us stay in the loop of when the power "might" come back on

Wanting to go outside and play! 

                    some of the many amazing pics Ms. Jenni took of Mary Harper in the "ice"!