II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Baby it's COLD outside!!!

Wow! I forgot how cold it can actually get! It's been a long time since we've had temperatures this low around these here parts...I about froze my buns off today playing out there with the kids! It's in the teens right now...and it's not supposed to get above freezing for the next few days...so our roads are going to be treacherous! I know you'll roll your eyes when I say this...but I HAVE to get out by Saturday and get to town so my $10 Kohl's cash doesn't expire! Ha Ha...but seriously...that will BUG the heck out of me if I let that go to waste! If your friends with my friend, Amos, you will know why I am publicly apologizing to her for letting myself succumb to the "frantic-ness" of all the weathermen around here. I realize that compared to Michigan, this is nothing...but for us sissies from the South...this is BIG! My poor hubby (who works for the electric company here-out in the cold ALL day) said he had icicles in his beard! And after only about half an hour out playing in it today, Brooklyn's bangs had frozen! She was probably somewhat damp with sweat when we went out since it took probably 20 minutes just to get us all bundled up...and I did her first..so by the time we actually made it out...she was burning up! Anyway, it was pretty funny...it was snowing so hard when we were out...we were covered in it from head to toes! My mom bought us a sled a few years ago and we were really able to make use of it today since our drive way is angled, not at all steep but just the right amount of tilt to make for the perfect sledding slope! The kids were having a blast despite the freezing temperature and I admit, I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to. I figured since I missed aerobics today...I'd run down to my parents house in the snow pulling them both in the sled. Wow! What an interesting way to get a good work out! I was hot when I finally got there (except for my face and lips which were numb from the cold)--guess I was huffing and puffing while I was running.
So anyway...I know it's been a while since I've written but nothing too exciting has been happening. I'd love to babble on...but my parents are coming over to watch a movie with us here in just a minute so I think I'll go pop some popcorn and sip some hot cocoa. We're watching 'Lake House' so I'll give you my review of it tomorrow. Good Night and stay warm!


KC said...

What Fun! It sounds like you had a wonderful day!
We stayed in as much as possible, but we didn't get much snow down here. Mostly just freezing rain, sleet, and a few snow flurries. It is basically one big sheet of ice outside right now. The boys tried to go out, but they came back pretty quick. They were freezing cold, and wet from the sleet. So that didn't last long. I hope we can get out tomorrow, I have to take their library books back tomorrow!!! :o

Logzie said...

Yah, you can actually have fun in the snow. There are some good things about it and since I am here with it...I have decided to focus on the good. Sounds like you had a great time!

And Yeah, I have been wanting to see Lakehouse as with us being SO much alike, I am excited to read your review! Don't forget! :-)

Amos said...

What, you succumbed to the weatherman! Oh my, what will I do with you? You know honestly you talk about running to your mom's, I don't ever remember as a kid being cold and believe me, even if it was -40 we were out playing in it, but we would build a tunnel in the snow and that would be enough insulation from the wind. Yes, we had many feet of snow to be able to build a tunnel, it was the best. But I don't ever remember being cold, we played way too hard for that. I'll pull out an old pick of the snow pile being over my head and post it when I find it. You would probably freak out I'm sure. They don't get as much snow in MN as they used to like that, so it is definitely a memory.