Alana’s Snow Wardrobe

Date March 12, 2008

Alana really enjoys changing her clothes. Her choice of clothing during this snowstorm started off pretty standard – snow pants, warm coat, hat, etc. As the past few days have come and gone, so too has her sense of winter clothing. Apparently, she is ready for spring fashions with sundresses and bathing suits.

Record Snowfalls

Date March 8, 2008

Rewind to the end of January when Benton whined about the lack of snow. His question to me was “When are going to get snow that is fun?” We had a few fun snows earlier in the season, but January was mostly dusting or too fast to melt. Officially, we have snow that is fun……. [...]

Flora, Fauna, and Ice

Date January 7, 2008

Good conditions for some pretty interesting ice formations, such as all of the trees being “decorated:” I snuck down to the pond at one point, and it was frozen over, although I’m not sure how thick it was: So the “fauna” shot is a bit of a stretch! There were a flock of 20+ blue [...]

Snow + Hills = Hours and Hours of Fun

Date January 7, 2008

When we arrived Thursday late afternoon, the temperature was hovering around 20 degrees. I got everything turned on, and we thought we were in good shape. It wasn’t until after dark that we realized that there was no hot water — although the gas was on, it had really low pressure, which was enough to [...]

Fire-Fanning Gadgetry Misapplied

Date January 7, 2008

A couple of years ago, I tracked down a hand-cranked bellows sold by Campmor. This was shortly after Benton had gotten going with coaxing campfires back from glowing embers when he woke up in the morning. Frankly, I was a little concerned that he would hyperventilate some day, as using his lungs to fan the [...]

As if Elwyn’s Beard Wasn’t Gray Enough Already…

Date January 6, 2008

(more to come in the coming days from our weekend in West Virginia…)

A Bit More of the Snow…

Date January 1, 2008

Doing a bit of catching up here. It hasn’t actually snowed for a few weeks, with the exception of a light dusting we got last night. But, I finally got around to getting pictures downloaded from the camera after the past couple of weeks of semi-chaos. Snow in our driveway — even Alana got into [...]

Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Date December 5, 2007

Our backyard at about 10:00am this morning…… Finally!!! After asking many, many times about when it would snow, the kids awoke to a pleasant surprise this morning. The snow started falling last night and had accumulated to about 2-3″ by the time Benton was up. More snow was predicted for the rest of the day, [...]