Thursday, December 11, 2008

First True Snow experience and getting ready...

So we finally all recovered, except that John got a different version of the bug, he got a fever and the barfing but no D...oh well...
And it finally snowed a decent amount, some of the pictures you really can't tell as we live in a windy spot and we get a lot of drifts but we had a good time trying to shovel ourselves out. We are finally starting to get in the Christmas spirit, it's been tough as things are so bad for a lot of people, the families that are still waiting for the adoptions to go through, and the people that have lost jobs, the stores are a ghost town, so much different than what I am used to. Although that is not the reason for the season, it haunts me to what the future may bring. My greatest comfort is not in earthly riches but in spiritual blessings and what God has planned for us and our children. And that is why my outlook is starting to look up as we start to prepare for the celebration of our greatest gift, the birth of Jesus Christ. So we are starting the advent season slowly, finally making some cookies, celebrating at our friends house for a get together, basking in our pastors advent poems, putting up the decorations, ...hopefully I can post some pics of those before it gets too crazy and my children decide to use them as new toys:)
Enjoy the snow pics, we had a blast!! What was really fun was to watch our 1 year old Michael take to shoveling snow, he is a strong little guy, who LOVES to push things, including his sister...
What is this white stuff on my hands?
I'm not sure I like this...
First attempt at snow angels from angels themselves:)
Are you kidding me?
Everyone participated
Michael really got the hang of it
Phoebe learned to walk in boots!
Can I go in yet?

6 comments:

Mom to 2 Angels said...

I love your new blog look! The header is just precious!

Jackie S said...

I love the holiday look for your blog. I also love the header image :) And those snow pics...wow. Oh dear, I don't know if I even know how to bundle up like that. How do you move???

Shelley and Brian said...

Cute Pics! Just thought I would check in and see how you guys are doing. Been thinking of you. Missed seeing your smiling faces at breakfast in Bishkek.

Jamie said...

Brrrrr....beautiful, but brrrr. Poor babies- how do they walk in that? Love the blog look. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

janiece said...

Had that bug--can totally relate. I hope you are all recovered now. The kids look so cute in their snowsuits! Isn't watching their faces in the snow the most fun?

Pamela said...

The new blog look totally rocks! I'm digging it.

Looks like you've got Michael working the shovel...good practice for years to come. :-)

Wish we had snow here in DC...only drizzly icky rain.

XO

Pamela