3rd snow of 2010

Ya’ll, it snowed three. times. in December. It is unheard of, and we’ve broken records left and right for the total amount of snow that’s fallen this month alone. Over 10 inches, readers. Is your mind not blown yet? Because it totally should be…

Before you get all excited, let me tell you: this wasn’t some pansy snow. It was fierce, creating near whiteout conditions, and my dad and little bro were those crazies that forgot something at the store and had to brave the roads while it was still snowing.

Ready for some pictures?

Yes, we are the people who put there pets out in the snow so they can take pictures of them/their reactions. Proof that Butter did. not. like the snow below…

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All the rest of these pictures were my attempt to capture the snow piled up on everything. I fear our eyes will be screaming after you finish reading this post!

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Um, no more laying out for a long time, Sam! :)

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Our snowman in it’s snow covered glory! It was a pretty neat idea, no?

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Between bundling up and going outside to freeze our backsides off, we stayed indoors with a steaming mug of cocoa (something I only drink when it snows) and reading a “new” book borrowed from a friend…

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It snowed well into the night Sunday and stopped early Monday morning. When all was said and done, we drove downtown and snapped a couple shots of the town commons. Wanna see?

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If you can believe it, there are more pictures. Yes, more, but I’ll spare your eyeballs. However, I have to show you this collage I made of Clarky boy:

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Handsome little boy, he is. :)


christmas morning 2010

Alright, I think I’m moving at a good pace here, getting in my Christmas posts before New Year’s. Who’s with me?

Normally, Dad and Mom will fill our stockings when we get back from the Stintson’s. When we wake up on Christmas morning, the parents have a fire going, the Martina McBride Christmas CD is playing, and Clark wakes me up before 8AM. If he wasn’t so darn handsome, I’d totally punch his handsome face.

The only thing that stuck this year (since the prep work is Dad’s dept) was Clark breathing in my face at 7:58AM. Thanks, bud. Merry Christmas to you too!

As nice as that sounds, we did still receive an ornament from Mama and Dad that summed up our year. Clark got a football one, obviously…

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And I got a little coat! I love it! Oh, there I am without makeup again. Yay for those pictures… :)

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We all got some of our favorite things in our stockings…

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The highlight of Clark’s gifts was this Lego jet. He spent so. much. time. on it, and it’s really cool!

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These were all the great gifts I received (not pictured: the new blanket I got that is in a photo down below)…

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Mama and Dad’s big gifts were slippers for Dad…

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…And hardwood floors for Mama! Her gift is the best by far, because we’re going to rip out the carpet, paint the living room, and put down the floor.

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This is how we spent the rest of the day: dozing, eating, and watching movies. Dad was still the patient, but he did say he wanted to watch a movie, so we did. :)

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However, we did venture outside (in our PJ's) to build a pumpkin snowman so when the snow came, it would be covered and we’d have an instant snowman. Genius, right?

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That was our Christmas, folks. Really, it was nice, despite the sick person breathing the same air we healthy people breathe. I kid. It really was nice to sit and do nothing all day. We didn’t even do a chore or anything. Bliss!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!