Thursday, January 22, 2009

In or Out!

Well we have been able to be home all week now -it is so good to be home...when you can get in and out. But I have a question for you. If you knew the road to your home was going to be blocked would you rather be snowed in at home and not be able to go anywhere or snowed out of your house and be able to go pretty much anywhere you wanted except for home? Just wondering what you all think...

*Pictures of more snow coming soon!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Snow Day Fun!

Well the blowing snow from last night caused a NO SCHOOL snow day today. So Bjorn and I get to spend the whole day with Julius and Owen. We thought what better thing to do on a snow day than to play in the snow with your cousins!

Casey's brother Juel made this awesome snow cave for the boys! It was toasty warm out of the wind.

And two more pictures incase some of you warm weather friends think I am exagerating about not being able to get into our house. These two pictures were taken looking out our front door around Dec. 30th and we have gotten almost a foot more snow since then...and we are suppose to get 2-4 more in. tommorrow.
If you look along the telephone polls that is where our road is "suppose" to be.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snowed Out!

Well we managed to get about 8 in. of snow over the weekend and it is blowing like crazy tonight so even though Bigbird is back from icefishing...

we are unable to go home because we are snowed out of our house. So as I sit at my in-laws tonight I thought I would fill you in on our exciting weekend. Friday morning I set out with Bjorn, Howard, and Joan to meet Casey for one of his very best friend's wedding. We set out at about 11 in the middle of a snow storm and made it down the road about 10 feet before we got stuck. Now some people might turn around and give-up, but not us! I was bound and determined to get to that wedding and so we turned back (after we used the snowblower to clear a path back to the house) for a couple of hours and started out again. This time we made it the whole way!!!! It was a beautiful wedding and it was so good to see old we were lucky enough to have Grandma and Grandpa along to watch Bjorn so we could dance the night away... and we feet are making me pay today.

and finally I want to give you my "Christmas Update part two, the final addition" The rest of our Christmas was filled with fun and family! Here are some pictures to prove it!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Three Boys, Two Dogs and a pile of ...!

So this week at my in-laws has turned out to be a RELAXING event free week so I want to tell you something that happened over Christmas break that I have been meaning to share with all of you.

During break, I told my cousin that I would take care of his puppy while he was on a snowmobile trip. Well one of the days that I had the puppy I also told my sister in-law that I would watch my two nephews for her. So there I was with three boys and two dogs. What better thing to do in 10 degree weather than dress up a one year old, a 2.5 year old, and a 5 year old and take them outside to play in the snow with the dogs. Well as I gathered up the kid's snow gear I remembered that my sister in-law did not bring snowpants for the boys. I have a pair that are too big for B so I decided I would put those on Mr. O the 2.5 year old. and "J" the 5 year could surely be somehow rigged up into a pair of my pants.
After 15 minutes of gathering all the gear, as the puppy was yelping to be let out, and B and O were running around the house screaming for joy, I began getting J dressed up in my insulated sweats...cinching them around the waiste with the drawstring and tucking the bottom of the pant legs into his boots. 10 minutes later I had him dressed and ready to send out the door just in time to see B pick something up off the floor, it appeared to be a small rock sized object and we all know how much B loves to put rocks in his mouth so I hurried over to grab the "rock" away from him...As soon as my hand grabbed the "rock" I knew what had happened and it was not a rock at all.

Oh did I forget to mention that we are smack dab it the middle of potty training Mr. O...thats right fokes, my B picked up a piece of Mr. O's doo-doo that had somehow wondered out of his underwear and then I grabbed it away from him. YUK! YUK! YUK!

Well 40 minutes after I started gathering the snow gear we were all in dry clean clothes having a blast in the snow for about 15 minutes before everyone got cold and we had to go back in! Yeah!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Life on the Cold Prairie!

So I grew up in the country, I know what it is like to live in the sticks, in North Dakota, in the winter. I lived through the winter of 97 when the snow banks were higher than the bus on my bus route to school.
I have never, however, lived through a North Dakota winter with a one year old while my husband is off on a week long ice fishing/bachealor party trip with his buddies! And that ladies and gentleman is what has brought me to my in-laws for the week. No this is not an "oh my goodness I have to put up with my in-laws" post. This is a "thank our Father in heaven for my in-laws" post. You see, of the 31 days in December, we got snow 25 of those days. This snow has left the 2 mile gravel road to my house looking more like a snow tunnel that one of my students built than an actual road. I wish that I had pictures of my neighbor coming down the road with his snow blower (and by snowblower I mean large tractor blower blowing the snow 50 yards away) to open our road after being blocked in for almost three days. It was like the calvary coming! (We love you, Steve!)
So here I am, at my inlaws - I am sure I will have another good story for you before the week is through!