Thursday, February 3, 2011

How we spent the winter freeze of 2011

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday school was cancelled due to frozen, icy roads. EVERYTHING was cancelled.

Honestly, I loved every minute of it. First of all, I was diagnosed Monday afternoon with "walking Pneumonia". The Dr. gave me a shot of antibiotic and a "Z pack" and told me to go home and rest. I laughed at him. It is pretty much impossible for a mother of 5 to rest. As I left his office, I thought of how I needed to order the desserts for "treat the teacher" for the elementary school, finish planning and purchasing items for the 3rd grade valentine party that I am in charge of the following week, prep for the presidency meeting I had on Thursday, catch up on no less than 7 loads of laundry, etc. You get the picture.

So the freeze was a gift for me. All of a sudden EVERYTHING was wiped off of my list temporarily. I spent the first day sleeping which felt WONDERFUL. The rest of the time we did this:

1. We cleaned the media room and play room from top to bottom. The kids did not even complain because we all worked together as a team and it only took about 30 minutes.

2. The girls and I watched this series.


It's Awesome.
We ate alot of this




with these



We built lots of these to stay warm.




We painted fingernails and toenails.




The boys painted Brent's office. (pictures coming soon)


Tanner was MIA for about 24 hours when he went to spend the night at his best buddy's house, Kade. That was a huge blessing because he was starting to get cabin fever.

We made valentines for everyone in the family. Then we "heart attacked" the kitchen cabinets with them.















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