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April in Indiana

I keep thinking of the song, “April in Paris” but I have a feeling they weren’t thinking about snow.

I also am reminded of a line from The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder (one of my favorite books to read at the beach, btw. Love the irony) where Ma says, “April showers bring May flowers but what will an April blizzard bring?” Not exactly a blizzard here (but true once again for the poor folks in the Dakotas) but some sloppy snow.

Here’s what an April snowstorm in Indiana looks like. Apparently there’s more to come tonight. Yuck! It’s making our trip to SoCal in a few weeks look better and better!

My poor bulbs! I wonder if they’ll recover.

Cute Things Kids Say

We were driving to church the other night while it was snowing. I don’t like to drive in the snow at night because no matter what direction the snow is actually blowing, it looks like it’s coming right at you while you’re driving. I find this distracting.

My son, known on this blog as Calvin, said it looks like we’re driving through hyperspace. Which is pretty close to what it looks like. My problem is that I want to follow each one of those streams with my eyes, which is really bad while you’re driving.

My daughter, known on this blog as Sissy, said it looked like stars were falling when we walked through the parking lot and the light caught the flakes. I thought that was a really cool description.

Walking through falling stars, driving through hyperspace. . . there are worse ways to spend your time.

First Snow!

Went to let the dog out this morning and I saw this:

Not overly impressive as far as snow goes, but still, I’m not ready for winter yet. Gotta switch the clothes for the season, etc., etc. Luckily, the rest of the week will be warmer.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

I caught this this morning. The sun peaked out just for a minute while it was snowing.

Wordless Wednesday

I caught this this morning. The sun peaked out just for a minute while it was snowing.

Winter Wonderland

We got our first substantial snow last night, as in, the school’s were delayed opening two hours, and I got to stay home from work. I think we ended up with six inches of beautiful powder. Makes me want to go skiing, except for the fact that Indiana is so flat.

Our Black Lab, Charlie, was so funny when I let him out this morning. He pranced around the snow in the back yard like a horse, clearing trying to figure out what had happened and what he was supposed to do with this stuff.

For my part, I sat in the parking lot last night with my Starbucks watching these perfect snowflakes fall in the light of the lampposts, looking like glittery sugar and watching their perfect little snowflake selves on my windshield. I know my goal this winter will be to get pictures of snowflakes.

But for now, you get the oak tree in my front yard and some mock cherry bush in my back yard. I was hoping it’d keep it’s bright red leaves when it snowed because I think that would look so pretty, but alas it was not to be.

On another note, this is a picture of the tree of boxes that is our Advent calendar. When you pull the box out with the date (and eat the chocolate inside!) you reverse the box and put it back in to make some sort of scene. The kids love it. Me too, actually.

Winter Wonderland

We got our first substantial snow last night, as in, the school’s were delayed opening two hours, and I got to stay home from work. I think we ended up with six inches of beautiful powder. Makes me want to go skiing, except for the fact that Indiana is so flat.

Our Black Lab, Charlie, was so funny when I let him out this morning. He pranced around the snow in the back yard like a horse, clearing trying to figure out what had happened and what he was supposed to do with this stuff.

For my part, I sat in the parking lot last night with my Starbucks watching these perfect snowflakes fall in the light of the lampposts, looking like glittery sugar and watching their perfect little snowflake selves on my windshield. I know my goal this winter will be to get pictures of snowflakes.

But for now, you get the oak tree in my front yard and some mock cherry bush in my back yard. I was hoping it’d keep it’s bright red leaves when it snowed because I think that would look so pretty, but alas it was not to be.

On another note, this is a picture of the tree of boxes that is our Advent calendar. When you pull the box out with the date (and eat the chocolate inside!) you reverse the box and put it back in to make some sort of scene. The kids love it. Me too, actually.

Turkey in the Snow


On Thanksgiving Day even.

And, by the way, the kids got to see their first snow and they were enthralled.

I got to drive in it. I was less enthralled.

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