family news · winter

Oklahoma and Goliath

Our area was impacted by winter storm “Goliath”, but just as in the biblical story of David and Goliath, the Lord protected us from this giant which hurled not spears of brass, but of ice and sleet. We had had lovely, sunny, mild weather all week, so this change was a drastic one. Strong winds… Continue reading Oklahoma and Goliath

family news · winter

Snow Days and a New Series

I feel sorry for my friends in the North who have to deal with snow all the time. They have so much of it, that they have to get tons of fancy equipment to scrape it off the roads. They have to have piles of salt to spread out and melt the snow immediately so… Continue reading Snow Days and a New Series

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A New Winter Tradition

Old man winter came blasting its way into our lives on Sunday, February 2nd! It was a church day, and the start to our missions conference. Here is what it looked like as we were leaving: The view from our front door. It’s SO beautiful! A little hard to see. Across the street. Our van… Continue reading A New Winter Tradition

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I Slept Through the Winter Games

I was just outside photographing a few wintry scenes in my yard. We are getting more snow as I type! I love the snow! I grew up in the south where it rarely made an appearance. I suppose you have to have that background to truly appreciate snow – even a dusting! – as much… Continue reading I Slept Through the Winter Games


Ice Storm

Right before Christmas, we got a good dousing of sleet and ice. We were thankful that it wasn’t enough to stop the traffic and threaten power outages like we experienced in late November and early December. It was, however, just enough to make everything gorgeous. This tree had long, icy fingers. These bare, frozen bushes… Continue reading Ice Storm

Family Fun · this'n'that · winter

A Weird Week

Two weeks ago, we had a winter storm that nearly prevented us from going to my mom’s for Thanksgiving. The Lord allowed us to make it safely there and back, with no delays due to weather. The week after a vacation, though, is always weird. Suitcases – seven of them – are lying in odd… Continue reading A Weird Week

Christmas · family-scrapbook · winter

We Lived the Dream

We’ve all heard it a hundred times – some even more than a hundred. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” Well, those of us in the south have dreamed that dream for many years only to be heartbroken on Christmas morning. Some of us even gave up the dream a long time ago. But, for… Continue reading We Lived the Dream

family-scrapbook · winter

Our Snowy Days

I just wanted to share a few more photos of our fun in the snow! 🙂   Working hard. 🙂   Lauren built a fort! No, she didn’t actually throw it. lol! I liked this picture of our house. If you didn’t know better, would you think we lived in Alaska? Nope, didn’t think so. 😉  Snowy… Continue reading Our Snowy Days

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My Sentiments Exactly

I’m getting a lot of teasing from my friends up north about my enthusiasm over the snowfall we’ve had recently. For those of us in the south, when snow falls, we slow down and stare. We take it all in, we breathe deeply and we stand in awe. I’ve taken over 100 photos of the… Continue reading My Sentiments Exactly

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Typically, in our neck of the woods, we don’t see snow in winter. We might see a dusting, if we’re blessed. Mostly, we see rain, clouds, and more rain. If we are not blessed, we see ice – lots of ice!  We were thrilled to hear reports of significant snowfall being predicted earlier last week.… Continue reading Snow!