Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow Days!

The snow has arrived...and it's not leaving! We went through all of January and part of February with zero snow. I was seriously about to give up for good. Then all of the sudden, here it came! Lots and lots of snow. We were out of school every day last week. Then we went to school Monday, and we haven't been back since.

The kids have LOVED playing outside almost every day with neighborhood friends.

We also had to finish up a science project last week. Have I ever told you how much I hate science projects??? Yes, hate is a strong word. And yes, it fits in regards to science projects. Ugh!

Somebody had a bath. He hates it! And yes, he would want me to tell you that hate is an appropriate word choice. Just look at his says it all!Q
We made cookies from scratch when the temperature was below zero and too cold to play outside.

The snow is really pretty, and I'm so thankful for snow days!

Valentine's Day 2015

We had a fun, family Valentine's Day at home. Our Valentine breakfast consisted of yummy Krispy Kreme doughnuts. We also had a delicious dinner and made some Strawberry Brownies for dessert. They were easy and delicious.

A Quick Trip To Charlotte

A few weeks ago, Brian and I made a quick overnight trip to Charlotte. We mainly went to pick up some things from Ikea and to look for some other furniture pieces. However, by the looks of this post, all we did was eat. Ha!

We definitely had to make a stop by our favorite little place in Charlotte, Cajun Yard Dog. I didn't take a picture of all of our food (GASP!), but this is the spicy pimento cheese appetizer. So good! Brian eats the beets...justsoyouknow.
We also found a really delicious little Italian place. It was highly rated online, then my friend in Charlotte (Hi, Betsy!) recommended it.
The pizza was great! We also had the lasagna. I can't get that picture to turn, but trust would taste good upside down and sideways. Delicious!

Now, let's talk about these meatballs. Everybody, and I do mean everybody, talks about the meatballs at Ikea. We were tired of hearing about them, so we gave them a try. Eh...they were just ok.
Here's my only picture that's not food or furniture pieces I was cute little Brianaby standing next to a huge map. I have been in love with this map for a long time. I just can't seem to find a wall big enough in my house to make it fit. Maybe I should hang it on the ceiling.
Even though we seriously ran ourselves crazy from store to store (and clearly restaurant to restaurant), we had a great time spending time together.  We also came home with some new furniture pieces that I love.

January Highlights

Back in January, we had some really mild weather. So off to Gatlinburg we went! We had a lot of fun just walking around and being outside.

Parker also went on a youth retreat in January with some friends. Here is a picture my friends sent me from one of the morning sessions. Can you tell he was tired???
Claire spent some time cooking with Nana.

We had some family over for the Super Bowl. The girls (and Silas) mostly just ate and talked in the dining room.
The boys enjoyed watching the game!
January seemed to go by in a flash, and now February is almost over too!!!