April 15th

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

I am in awe of this volume of snow that is outside right now.

Eleven inches on the ground right now, and more to continue falling today. Keep in mind that on Friday morning, we didn’t have any snow in our yard. All of what you see fell in the last 48 hours.

For the first time in our church’s history they cancelled services for this morning. Not that we would’ve been able to make it out of our driveway to attend.

We don’t have a snow blower, so Paul went out to shovel; he only made it this far until he quit. When it’s heavy, knee-deep snow, it’s not even possible to clear it all by hand. We are fine being snowed in until dad is able to come with the tractor.

We did walk down to our mailbox though. Which maybe doesn’t sound like that large of a feat, but our driveway is over 1/3 mile long. It definitely got our heart rate up tromping through deep snow back up the hill to our house.

I’ve been cheating a lot lately by sharing more than one image on my blogs, but this one is sweet and deserves a share:


Paul was cooking bacon for his BLT, and Finn was extremely interested in what was smelling so darn good.

April 14th

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

While my first inclination today is to complain about the weather, my daily devotional kicked my backside regarding that a couple of days ago: “This is the day that I have made. Rejoice and be glad in it. […] Be careful not to complain about anything, even the weather, since I am the author of your circumstance.”

I read that and thought to myself “oops!”, so we’re reversing our way of thinking today and will be talking about the beauty of the sheet of white that is currently outside my window instead of condemning it.

One true blessing on the timing of this storm for the Whiskey Hotel is that Paul came home around lunchtime yesterday (right before the ice pellets started), and doesn’t have to go back to work until Monday morning. So with the weather comes a built in date weekend. Our plan? To pull out the couch, make yummy food, cuddle, love on our critters, and have a Harry Potter marathon.

An introvert’s dream.

April 3rd

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

I feel like Scrooge today. Bah humbug.

Half mile visibility (that’s a treeline on our property if you can’t tell).

6+ inches.

Paul having to drive back and forth to the airport everyday this week. Of course, the week it snows cats and dogs he doesn’t have a four day trip, but three single overnights.

On our way back from the dentist today, I asked  to Paul why the heck it can’t snow like this in December or January. I’d be giddy as all get out then.

We had just started drying out our outdoor arena, and now we’ll have at least (at least) another month or two before the boys can even think about going out there. They had already been racing around out there at this time last year.

Ok, pity party over.

Positives about snow this time of year: Sun strength is strong this time of year. It will melt quickly.

Theoretically, another positive is that the end should be near…right?

The last positive: even if spring never comes, that’s ok because last night Paul and I booked a trip to HAWAII at the end of May! So we’ll get our sunshine whether or not Minnesota wants to give it to us!