Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hoarfrost and fog

Dawn yesterday morning

This morning everything covered in hoarfrost.

  And then fog rolled in.
The sun burnt it off before long.

Then the frost began to fall off the trees.  You can see the little flecks.

And here it is almost gone.

A beautiful day followed with a visit to my parents (on the next blog).

Thursday, February 21, 2013


What beautiful snow we have had these past couple of days!
The grandchildren have been so excited!

Even the grands in Arkansas got snow!

Finally my front door decorations seem to be right.  When it was hovering close to 70, they seemed out of place.

 Had to keep the birds happy so I made sure all my feeders were filled yesterday.

We had a lot of snow!  Almost broke a record since 1962.  Our neighbor got stuck in his driveway.  There were not too many people out and about.  Schools and many businesses were closed.

I shoveled a path to the mailbox.  I know they have a motto about "neither snow nor rain....", but the mailmen were not out in our neck of the woods on this day.  That's ok.  I know the downtown office was open (we have a friend who works there and he said so), but probably the mail trucks just couldn't plow through this deep snow.

Hey, did you know that the US Postal service really doesn't have that creed?  I just looked it up:
The United States Postal Service has no official creed or motto.
An inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads:
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
But most of us believe the motto as it is quoted often.  It is a rare day when they don't deliver!

Al got home from work (he only works a couple of minutes away and he loved zooming there in his 4 wheel drive truck!)

Scraping snow is a huge chore!  Another neighbor down the end of the block had the right idea!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekend with the grandkids

Just some random photos of time with the kiddos.  On  Saturday, Adam and Jill went on a date.  They were feeling quite cooped up with all the sicknesses they have all had.  Aunt Mindy came to spend time with the girls too.

       Making brownies.

The girls enjoying the playhouse under our stairs.  We have found out that Claire loves baby dollies!!

                                      Some computer time.

It has been looking, feeling and sounding like spring!  
Robins in February??  The kids come over almost every Sunday.  
It was a beautiful day for a walk!

 Claire had a little fall and is also fighting a cold so her nose looks a little rugged.

Snow is expected in the next couple of days so maybe we'll be able to have a winter in Kansas after all?  Maybe the girls will be able to build a snowman!