Friday, February 20, 2015

It's Friday, Y'all (Snow Edition)

Happy Friday!! This week has been an interesting one b/c we haven't had school all week! The kids were previously scheduled off Monday and Tuesday, but we were hit hard by a snow storm on Monday and therefore school was canceled every day. (It dropped 10 inches the first day, then a few more inches here and there.) The temps yesterday were high 10, low -2!!! And that's not even considering the wind chill. Talk about COLD!!! I haven't been a happy camper this week, as I'd rather be in sunny Charleston, but at least the kiddos have helped make it fun!

For today's post, it only seemed appropriate to show what we've been up to this week with the SNOW!

I've been hitting the treadmill lately (which i dread) instead of running outside b/c it's been so cold. However I did skip today. I figured between shoveling our entire driveway and walking up the hill multiple times carrying a 35lb toddler and a sled, I was good to go!


Snow gear 
It's such a production to get kids dressed and ready for the snow. Luckily my daughter can do most of the things on her own, so it just leaves me with my son. But i swear I'm always breaking a sweat by the time it's all said and done. Those darn waterproof gloves/mittens are such a challenge! But aren't they cute when they are almost ready to head out?

Thankfully once we step outside, we cool off pretty quickly!


After two days of not having much fun playing around the house, our neighbors invited us to go sledding with them. Not only do we live in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but we live on a golf course that has some crazy hills. We ended up sledding down the driving range! We were sledding some serious hills! I was so proud of my daughter. This was her first time ever sledding and she was so brave. She definitely flew out of her sled multiple times and face planted more than once, but it never seemed to phase her. She did complain about it back at home, but I explained to her that it's just a part of sledding. Everyone does it!

My son was less than entertained by it. After going down once with me (and snow being thrown up in his face the entire time), he told said "me never ever going down that hill again". Lol!


We've had some great naps this week!! Nothing wears you out more than walking up a mountain multiple times a day, then getting cozy with warm clothes and hot cocoa. Naps are a must and oh so great!


Bounce House
Hands down best purchase we've ever made for the kids. They were asking to jump by 7am some days. Thank goodness they have this outlet to blow off some energy, since it's been in the single digits in the mornings!


St Patty's 
I also spent some of my free time taking down the Valentine's decorations and decorating for St. Patty's Day. More on my decor in an upcoming blog!

So that just about wraps up our week of being snowed in! In case you missed my post from earlier this week, be sure to check it out. I highlighted some MINT colored items you might want to add to your closet.

And don't forget to check out the awesome hostesses of the link up; Darci, Liz, Natasha, and Christina.

And also my Friday Favorites (favorite "happenings" throughout the week) with Erika, Narci, and Andrea.  

And Astleigh, from Hill Collection.


  1. Where are you that gou got this much snow !

  2. YES! SO COLD! Typing from all of the blankets plus my robe under the covers in my bed!! EEEEK! :)

  3. Can't wait to see your St Pat's décor :) Glad you guys enjoyed the snow a little bit - we're supposed to get more tomorrow and we've been in negative temps all week :( I'm definitely ready for spring!

  4. eeek! Love the St. Patty's preview!

    Your first funny ecard is spot on! I have to show my hubs that one! Happy weekend ya'll! xo

  5. Stopping by from the linkup! We have had subzero temps for the past week and that graphic is perfect! Your kids look like they are having so much fun in the snow! I miss those days!

    Doused In Pink

  6. It looks like you've had some great snow days! Stopping by from Friday Favorites!

  7. That snow! We live in Florida, so we only get the cold weather and no snow. I'm not sure if I would like the snow once it is here, but it would be nice to see something on the ground with 28 degree temps! :)

  8. Your snow picks look like so much fun!