Yesterday, another blizzard moved in–our third in two weeks.  It actually didn’t snow all that much, maybe 5 inches for us, but out where there are no trees (most of eastern CO), the winds got up to 50 mph, with total white out conditions.  There were several major accidents, including a 10-car pile-up on the freeway last night.  For us, nicely sheltered in the trees, we just got some breezes, frigid air, and frozen roads, just bitter enough we couldn’t play outside.  It was perfect weather for baking cookies though!

You can see the wind-blown snow from the roof toward the top left corner of the photo.  This was our weather all day yesterday.

You can see the wind-blown snow from the roof toward the top left corner of the photo. This was our weather all day yesterday.

Nothing like a good fire in the wood burning stove on a frigid, blizzard night.  Actually, I posted this photo just because it is the last of our wood, which means it was our LAST fire in this house!!

Nothing like a good fire in the wood burning stove on a frigid, blizzard night. Actually, I posted this photo just because it is the last of our wood, which means it was our LAST fire in this house!!

Of course, the day after a blizzard is what really matters.  Today was Sunday, and it was going to take S long enough to shovel that we were unable to make church.  So, we had a little family worship time and then watched our former pastor in Las Vegas online–we always enjoy his convicting, dynamic, and very Biblical sermons!  After church, it was play time!  I baked some bread, S and M went to a friend’s house, and S took the boys out to teach them how to build snowmen.

S, A, and N playing in the snow.

S, A, and N playing in the snow.

Daddy showing A how to roll the snowballs.

Daddy showing A how to roll the snowballs.

N rolling the snowman's head.

N rolling the snowman’s head.

The boys in front of their snowman.  Yes, the snowman has a pine-bough wig.  I'm not sure whose idea that was!

The boys in front of their snowman. Yes, the snowman has a pine-bough wig. I’m not sure whose idea that was!

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N playing in our snow drift by the driveway.  They love it when dad throws all the driveway snow onto the drift to create a big pile of snow to play in!

N playing in our snow drift by the driveway. They love it when dad throws all the driveway snow onto the drift to create a big pile of snow to play in!

 

 

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