Addison and Mackenzie did not get to go out and play in the snow, since they have had a cold for the past week or so. I did bring them in a snowball to check out for a few minutes though...
Mackenzie, a little unsure...
Addison, with her favorite fashion accessory hanging out of her mouth. (It's one of those Livestrong-style bracelets...they LOVE to chew on them!)
I felt like a kid again as we waited to see if we would get to leave work early on Thursday, since the weather was scheduled to start moving in by lunchtime. (Yes, it's crazy, but in Alabama we are pretty much unequipped to handle winter weather of any kind. Thus, everything shuts down when there is an inch or two of snow or the hint of an icy road...I am totally okay with it, myself!) We did end up getting to go home before lunchtime, and I came home and packed a bag for the babies and me to stay at my mom's for the night. Jeremy had to work-unfortunately for him, law enforcement doesn't get to take snow days. Why did I go to mom's? Well, because there was a very important football game on tv that night and we don't have cable right now since we are only going to be in this rental house for a little while. I couldn't risk getting snowed in and miss seeing Alabama play in the National Championship game!!
I just love this magnolia tree in my mom's front yard, and I thought this picture of the snow turned out pretty nicely.
It turned out to be a great end to the week, as my team won the game against Texas to become the new National Champions, AND because of the icy roads we got Friday off to
While enjoying the winter weather and hibernating as much as possible, I've been getting a start on the reading I plan to do this year. I've started both Crazy Love by Francis Chan and American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield. I'm enjoying them both so far!
Now I'm getting really ambitious, and I've joined a new online book club started by some bloggers I enjoy reading. Can I keep up?? I plan to try. The first book they have chosen is The Help, which was on my to-read list anyway. If you are looking for some good reads and what will surely be some great discussions, come on and join the fun here: The Book Lushes. Let me know if you join so we can discuss!