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Friday Favorites: Snow Edition {1.19.18}

Friday Favorites

This week my Friday Favorites are all about SNOW! Because we finally got some snow! It’s mainly a once a year event where we live so we are always super excited for a snow day. We woke up on Wednesday morning to a couple of inches of snow and no school so Matt decided to just work from home. 


We hunkered down enjoying hot cocoa and a roaring fire for a good part of the day while Mother Nature dumped another 4ish inches on us. It was so pretty! The dogs were in heaven. They went in and out all morning, frolicking in the snow and wrestling with each other. After lunch the heaviest snow was tapering off into flurries so the kids decided they were ready to go out and play. Tyler was snowed in up at a friends’ house near school so it was just the younger 3. 






My poor mismatched kids. We pretty much only get snow once a year so no expensive snow suits and boots for us. Zoey is wearing 2 layers of fleece, Mason’s old mittens and hats, and snow boots that are at least 2 sizes too small. She didn’t care. 







The kids had a great time building snowmen and having a snowball fight with the dogs. I’m pretty sure the dogs won! 




The first attempt at snow angels was unsuccessful for Zoey. Apparently she is not a fan of snow down her pants. Ha! Tears were shed but just momentarily. 

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The second attempt went much better. I tucked her first layer shirt into her pants and that helped a lot. Her snow angel turned out great! She was really proud of herself. 

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After the kids were frozen ice pops they came in to warm up with some hot cocoa in front of the fire. While they were defrosting, I upheld a long honored tradition in my family. Every snow over 2 inches means we make snow cream. My mom started this when I was a little girl and we always looked so forward to it! Now my kids are the ones who look forward to it. 





We capped off the snow day with some delicious Loaded Baked Potato Soup and french bread. Yum! The kids watched movies and school was officially closed for Thursday so bedtimes were abandoned.

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I love snow days! I especially love them when the snow drops 4-6″ on us in one day, we enjoy a couple of days off school, and then the temps hit the 60’s 2 days later. A postcard snow- that’s right up my alley. Ha! I would not do well in the North, that’s for sure. 


Friday Favorites {1.5.18}

Friday Favorites

Helllllo first Friday of 2018! I’ve decided to start participating in Friday Favorites again this year. I need some positivity in my life right now. Today I’m sharing some favorite things I’m grateful for right now. 







One of the biggest things I am grateful for right now are the amazing friendships my kids have made at their new school. Making the decision to switch them to a charter school was full of anxiety for me. I knew in my heart that they were better off in this new school but switching them to a school where they knew nobody was hard. It was a rough few months- especially for Maliah. But they’ve adjust so well and they’ve made some great friends. I was worried that I would never see any of their friends because we live so far away from the school. Having a house full of kids, knowing their friends, and knowing what’s going on in their lives is something I have always really enjoyed. It took a few months but my house is full of kids again. Tyler has football teammates and basketball teammates here all the time and recently there have been new friends too. Maliah always has gaggles of giggling girls over here- which I’m sure has nothing to do with the amount of teen boys also hanging out here ha! Even Mason and Zoey have had quite a few friends over in the last couple of months. I love it. 




Something else I’m grateful for is my master bedroom. Matt and I upgraded to a king size bed in 2017 and it’s been amazing. Somehow the master bedroom is always last on my list to get done so it never gets finished. I finally buckled down and finished some long overdo projects. I also splurged and bought some of the most amazingly soft and comfy sheets ever known to man- Cuddl Duds Luxury Plush sheets. They’re like being wrapped into minky fleece and sleeping on a cloud. Seriously. Life changing. 


2017 was a hard year for our family with Tyler’s concussion and complicated recovery, some health scares, and just a lot of stressful things. But looking back at our best 9 of 2017 reminded me that we had good stuff happen too. We visited family, we went to Niagara Falls, we hosted family, we had fun. It wasn’t a total wash of a year. There were a lot of memories made.