Saturday, February 13, 2010

Miracle on Country Oaks Road...and the surrounding area.

We were all supposed to be leaving this Wednesday to go to Denver, CO. Levi has to go for work so we thought that the kids and I would tag along and we would stay a couple of extra days so that we could play in the snow. But then my car, the main family vehicle, died and we found out that it needs a complete new engine. So we decided to save the money that we would have spent on the trip and put it towards either a new car or new engine. We were really bummed because we were really excited about seeing the kids play in actual snow and not the ice that we in Texas all think is snow. But then a miracle snowed like crazy in our own backyard!!!! (And front yard, and other people's yards and kind of all over the place.) It was quite ridiculous how excited we (Levi and I, the parents, adults, grownups) were over the amazing, beautiful gift that we were given. I know that the snow wasn't just enjoyed by us but there is a little part of me that wonders if God kind of had us in mind when He decided to make it fall for an entire day nonstop. Like maybe He wanted to watch us enjoy the snow just as much as we wanted to watch our own children find joy in playing it. It will remain a special memory forever.

Levi giving Addie her first snowball.

Jack was so worried about our already dead garden.

You can't really tell from the picture, but Addie kept going cross eyed from looking at the snowflakes fall so close to her face.
The view from our back deck.

Jack was still in his pjs because he couldn't wait long enough to get dressed before running outside. I had to fight him just to put his boots and coat on.

Addie didn't like that she couldn't walk very well in the snow.

This was the morning after the snow had stopped and EVERYTHING was white. It was so beautiful!

Jack attempting to sled in our sandbox turtle shell. (At least we got some use out of that thing.)

My boys.

Do you like my sock hands? My gloves were being worn by Jack because we couldn't find his. Maybe I'll start a new trend.

View of our pond from the side.

More sledding.

Just looking at the picture makes me cold. I don't know how Levi didn't notice that most of his stomach was showing? Maybe he was numb.

Addie was sunk in the snow but at least she was laughing about it.

Look at Jack's huge least he wasn't stuck wearing the socks.

We started a snowball fight...everyone against Jack. He absolutely loved it. He laughed so hard every time he would get pounded with another snowball. Boys are weird.

I love this picture. Pure joy.

Addie and Daddy

Levi decided he was going to make the biggest snowman ever. It ended up not being the biggest but it was the best snowman to ever grace our front yard.

Addie didn't want to go in but she also didn't want to stand in the snow so she sat in her chair while we worked on the snowman.

The newest member of the Pope family...may he rest in peace.

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