Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Winter Storm

The weather 'men' had been predicting a winter storm for today and tomorrow. The warning is in effect until noon tomorrow. It snowed a bit overnight, enough to leave a light covering on the ground. However, it began snowing sometime between 6 and 7 am this morning and has not stopped all day. I just went out about half an hour ago and measured 6 inches in our driveway, just since Dad shoveled this afternoon. I measured several spots in our yard and the range was between 9 and 13 inches. That's more than we've seen since we've been here, and I'm so excited to see it! I'm sure that there are times that severe really seems severe, but to me it hasn't seemed that way at all. Of course, I knew I wouldn't be driving in these conditions. For those who do, I know it takes special care.

Dad and the kids went out to play today.

Dad even wore Karl's snowsuit, gloves, and boots so he could 'play' comfortably. They built a 'cave' and Hailey tried to build an igloo, but I think she was wishing Karl was home to help her. Being an engineer, he knows exactly how to do it, and they had a great time when they built one before. I'm sure they'll get the chance to work together again.

I made Cheeseburger Soup for dinner tonight. I haven't made this in ages; the kids had never had it, but Logan and Hailey liked it. Corbin I had to make try it, but he didn't like it. I would normally have insisted he eat it, at least a few bites, but he is sick with a cold right now so I didn't push it. I gave him some apple sauce instead, which is what he had actually already requested. When he's better we'll have to get right back to our normal meal-time rules.... Anyway, what I wanted to share about this meal is that I first had it during the week after bringing Logan home from the hospital in Auburn. A close friend brought it over for us to enjoy with some delicious whole wheat muffins and a salad. So, when I thought of it today, I just had to get in the kitchen and make it. Mom and Dad enjoyed it too, so you never know; some of you Alabama relatives may end up trying it before long!

Well, I need to get the kids to bed. Corbin fell asleep on the couch after dinner. Poor baby; I think the combination of his cold and hard snow-play left him exhausted today. For those of you familiar with Corbin you know how unlikely it is for him to fall asleep on the couch! :) I took him up to bed already, but these older two need to get there. So, everybody take care.

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