Friday, January 31, 2014


I really love living in the South.  I put down stakes in Wisconsin for a little while, and let me just tell you...a special calling from God is needed to permanently dwell in that lovely area of our country.  Snow here is not part of our way of life, so typically, it's a lovely little surprise.  You and your baby hop out onto the deck in pajamas and bare feet to "experience it" for a second before it fades away.

Well, Tuesday (as I'm sure you all know), it didn't.  It actually accumulated!  However, the same stuff that provided a few inches of fluffy white beauty at our house, immediately turned to thick sheets of ice on all the roads in Birmingham, and shut the entire city down for a couple days.  So many people were stranded and separated from their families...for hours or even overnight!   Thankfully, the sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and things are starting to return to normal.

Here are a couple pictures of our snow day.

Allow me to translate Silas' little baby thoughts when we plopped his non-walking self down into the cold stuff:

"Huh? I mean....why...."  

"I guys seem to be enjoying this...."

(Anthony throws a snowball at his leg) "Ok.  I'll admit.  That's pretty funny!"

 "Look...I'll even poke it a little bit for you.  Woooo!"

(Anthony "accidentally" throws a snow ball directly in his face)
"I'M OUT!! DONE! Remove me!!  This is the worst thing two loving parents could ever do to a child!"

And that was that.  His first snow experience.  Short and sweet(ish).

Then we went inside and drank lots of lattes and kept the fireplace going.  My kind of snow day!

 Anthony had quite the intricate system of drying out the logs then taking them to the garage to split them...  Whatever works!  He kept are house toasty all day long :)

Well that amount of snow oughta do us for a few years...


  1. Silas is absolutely adorable! And I love that photo of your cozy latte and impeccable nails.

    1. Thank you! My snow day ALSO involved nail polish :) What a day...

  2. Let it be know here and abroad: U guys make the Awesome life look Easy. Love and miss u guys and can't wait to see yall some time before the Rapture. We have to plan the prearranged marriage of Silas and Ansley!

    1. Ha!! Well, when you got it, you got it ;) And agreed! Let's hang out! Let's require matrimonial bliss from our children! Why is Georgia so far away?

  3. Oh he's is the cutest little guy!