Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Few Random Things

So this is what it looks like in my little corner of the world...

Can you believe all that snow? It's crazy! There are piles of snow everywhere. We were all completely surprised to find out that school would be in session today. The roads are still a little bit scary and all morning I worried about those poor kids waiting at bus stops in knee-high snow (or if they happened to be standing at this corner, snow that swallowed them whole!) Yuck.

Yesterday Jeff sent Sam out to shovel the next-door-neighbor's driveway and walk. It was a huge task and the snow was deep and heavy. Sam had carved out a small area and was working his way out when he heard a honk. He looked up to see a guy in a big truck with a plow. He motioned for Sam to move out of the way. In two passes, he cleared the entire driveway saving Sam over an hour of work. It made Sam's entire day. Hooray for the mystery snowplow guy!

Here is my cute little Sadie-bug reading with her friends. She begged and begged for the pink elephant for Christmas two years in a row. This year her wish was granted and she loves that thing like crazy! I think it hogs the bed, though, because she sure falls out of bed a lot since it arrived!

This is a beautiful sunset from a week or two ago. We've had more stunning sunsets this winter than ever before. It seems like every night or two I get a brilliant display out my kitchen window. Love it!

And last but not least, there seems to be a lot of complaining around here about things that are a normal part of life but that keep us from doing what we really want to do. Here is one of my current favorite quotes by C.S. Lewis who puts it all into perspective:
"The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one's 'own' or 'real' life. The truth is, of course, that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life -- the life God is sending one day by day."

That's all for now. :)


Kristin and Jay said...

love the quote! love you guys!

Karey said...

Oh my goodness! The snow! It's hard to imagine that that picture of the snow and the stop sign is made up of so many of those pretty snowflakes in your next post. I can't decide if I'm relieved we haven't been hit that hard or disappointed since you've had so many snow days. Hmm. That's so hard.

Stay warm and have fun!

cstowell said...

Your photos are always so great! and the quotes "right on". We enjoy your blog so much.