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Snow, Snow and More Snow (and Some Sledding)

What started out as a lame winter of mild temps and no snow turned into record snowfall.

At least it would before the month of February.



On one of the snow days we took a walk to Curran's for pie.

It seems like less and less people put up Christmas decorations, but the ones that do take their merry time to take them down.

Pie a la mode or should I say pie with a side of ice cream. 

Cheap pie and ice cream. A perfect snowy day treat.

Brooke and I both went for the cream pies (french silk and banana cream) and Meadow got slice of cherry. My dad would've loved this place.

Meadow also got to do a little coloring. One these days we'll actually eat a meal at Curran's

A few days later I had an easy breakfast with my babes. 

I woke up to this very stylish gal.


She sure can strike a pose.

My old baby photo album is falling apart so I looked into ordering a new one.

We didn't do much this day, but we ended up eating leftover spaghetti.

On Sunday morning we decided on waffles for breakfast.

Theo was here.

The kids had strawberry syrup. Basically mashed strawberries on our waffles.

My healthier and very filling breakfast.

Is it really?

I tried making up for the indulgent breakfast by getting a workout in on the Wii.

While Theo napped Scott and Meadow went out in another snowstorm to go sledding.

It was the perfect weather to go sledding and the Lyndale Farmstead Bowl was packed.



Even with the busy crowd there's plenty of places to head down this hill.

They don't call it the Bowl for no reason.


Brooke texted me that Theo was up and about, but Meadow wanted a break so we met up halfway.

Once Theo was ready we joined them.

He's still not impressed with the winter. Next year buddy.


Theo fell out of his sled twice and landed face first in the snow. Time to head back.

Back at home Meadow pretended she was papa.

This is her Scott face.

I've recently taught myself how to darn socks. I've been learning lots of ways to mend clothes lately. I can't believe it took me this long.

Theo much preferred the confines of home and Meadow's fort.


Since coming back from New Years Eve Meadow has been doing great at having dinner with us every night. 

That night's meal: a classic take on shrimp and grits. I love hominy.

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