Friday Favorites: More and More Snow

 What a week! It seemed like every single time I turned around it was snowing.  I love the beauty of snow but I really do not enjoy the cold as much as I might try to embrace this season of life. 



Alec got his OSHA certification on Friday!  All three boys had a half- day of school and we spent our afternoon cleaning house. I finally set time aside to work on all my Valentine's day cards.  We had a bit of snow flurries of and on mixed in with some rain so it was the perfect day to snuggle up inside. 




My husband offered to take Alec to karate on Saturday morning.  Once they got back home we had lunch and then my husband, Ian, and I headed out snowshoeing.  We were out there for a good hour and half.  I had teased my husband bringing along his giant backpack but it came in handy when I stripped off my hat, gloves, and ski pants 1/2 way through.  I have yet to figure out how to dress just right for snowshoeing. 






After showering and changing my husband and I headed out for a date night!  We went to eat at Uno Pizzeria and Grill.  Ian called out for and picked up pizzas to bring home to his brothers.  It's so handy having another driver in the house!  


My husband and I ended the night going grocery shopping & checking out a new grocery store-- I know we're wild and crazy.   

We were expecting a bit of a snowstorm on Sunday so my husband, myself, and Evan headed out early for a nice long walk.  We walked for a good hour before snow started falling.  By the time we arrived home it was snowing in earnest.  We had stopped to check the turbines on the way home and I snapped a photo of the covered bridge in the snow. 







Ian and my husband had to run to town to pick up the sander and spent the afternoon plowing and sanding the road and our driveway.  A few cars had slid off the road on our street and they used the loader to pull them out of the snowbank.  They said it was real slick out and they too kept bouncing off snowbanks and sliding.  We easily got another 8" of snow by dinnertime even though we were only supposed to get 3-5".  



Monday my husband was up at 4:30 to head out plowing. He woke me up and I discovered that Alec had a 2 hour delay to his day.  I decided the rest of us would start school later too and I enjoyed a lazy morning of working on the blog and taking photos of our beautiful sunrise and all our snow.



Ian was out plowing until 9 so that's when our school day started. Alec logged in at 9:30 and all three boys were done by noon.  After lunch Ian headed out to work on his jet ski while Evan and I headed out on a short walk and Alec went sledding.  The snow is up to our knees!

Evan hates the snow and wishes we would move south!  Right there with you kid... 



We were getting another 3-5" on Tuesday so Alec's school decided to have everyone work virtually.  Ian headed to work and the snow did indeed begin falling in earnest by 10:30.  Alec and Evan had both finished their school work by then though Alec still had to make homemade oven baked French Fries working on his knife cuts.  They were delicious; I did have a few. 





I worked on my puzzle, read several chapters in a few books, and made challah bread to go with our turkey/ noodle soup for dinner. 



Alec had school IN THE BUILDING on Wednesday.  Not sure how the roads would be we left a little early. 


After dropping him off at school the other two boys and I finished up all their schoolwork.  I had about an hour before I needed to pick up Alec so I worked on my nails, worked on my puzzle, and did a bit of reading.

After picking Alec up he and I had lunch and then finished up my puzzle before we all piled into the car to go snowshoeing together.  The snow is so deep that we only made it 40 minutes before calling it quits.  






Evan refused to wear snowshoes and went hiking instead

One of Alec's snowshoes fell off and he decided to just carry it 

Ian headed into work on Thursday while Alec was remote learning for his 1/2 day.  Evan and I tackled a couple of subjects after I made a big batch of pancakes.  


Alec worked on frosting the mini cake he brought home from school yesterday.  He decided to try and pour melted chocolate over it and use some pink frosting on top.  


How was your week?

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Comments

  1. I am so jealous of all of the snow that you guys get!!! It hasn't snowed down here in a couple of years! The mini cake Alec made looks so yummy!

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  2. The snow is so pretty!! We were supposed to get snow last Sunday but we didn’t☹️ Oh well! I’ll still be stuck inside reading­čśé

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    1. I'll be inside reading BECAUSE of the snow we're getting this weekend.

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  3. I see Evan's face and I feel the SAME WAY- can't stand it- counting down the days until Spring!!

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  4. Snowshoeing looks so much fun! We got an unusual amount of snow by me, I love looking at it but I am all for it disappearing quickly. lol Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. It's a lot of work but it is a lot of fun. I am all for it disappearing quickly too!!

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  5. I'm with Evan -- I'm over winter right now too. Sadly, it's not done with us yet. Ugh. I think Dave and I might need a grocery shopping date this weekend -- that sound pretty heavenly!

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    1. Yeah we have quite a bit more snow in the forecast so I'm pretty sure winter isn't over for us yet either.

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  6. Aww Alec’s cake...so pretty. I’ve been loving the snow and taking lots of walks in it. I hope you have the sweetest weekend of Love. xo

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    1. It was so tasty too! I only had one bite of it but it was delicious.

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  7. As long as I don't have to drive in it, I love a good snow storm. If it's going to be cold, might as well snow. I need to make myself some challah...

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    1. I love looking at it but I don't like driving in it at all.

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  8. We've had so much snow as well! It's beautiful, but I'm kinda over it! I've done similar things on our snow days - baking, reading and puzzling! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I am usually feeling like I'm over it before winter even begins. LOL. I do love how pretty it all is but I hate how cold and messy it is.

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  9. Your bike puzzle looks challenging! Your snow is so pretty, but I'm so thankful we didn't get that much here!

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  10. Way to get out and enjoy the snow!! The snow is softly falling here this morning and we are expecting a bit more on the weekend. I admit I am looking forward to it, especially since ski hills are reopening and we have tickets for next weekend! :)
    Happy Friday.

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    1. We're expecting more snow over the weekend as well.. but I am not looking forward to it.

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  11. Look at that challah, I feel like a proud mama, lol. Love that puzzle!

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  12. The snow just keeps on coming, doesn't it? I can't believe how much y'all have gotten. It's looking like we won't be getting any this weekend as originally forecasted so we're a little bummed. I hope y'all enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Um.. yep! We're getting more this weekend as well too...

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  13. All of that snow looks so beautiful. I would love having another driver too. That is so helpful. That is a pretty cake and challah. I need to start baking again! I miss it.

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    1. It is so helpful (and sometimes stressful!) having another driver. I just need to get him to go to the store for me; something he swears he won't do until he can go in without a mask on.

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  14. Agree that the snow is pretty, but unless you live in it, the mess is often overlooked! Pushing a shopping cart through that sloppy brown slush, or filling your car with gas in the whipping wind are the worst for me. Glad you are able to get out and enjoy the beauty of it!

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    1. Yes! I dread grocery shopping the most this time of year; pushing a cart through it is awful.

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  15. You live in a really neat area where you are able to go for those walks and hikes. The snow looks beautiful but sure is a lot of it! I need to work on my puzzles, it's been too long! And that challah bread reminds me of the year where I didn't realize my mom's recipe said two loaves so my loaf looked like a big turkey lol!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Yes, we do have a lot of it right now. It hasn't been melting much either since it's so cold.

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  16. It snowed a lot here this week too. Now ice is in the forecast almost every day. At least you got some pretty pictures out of the snowfall. Snowshoeing looks like fun too! You and your hubby's date night sounds like ours! Woo...grocery shopping! Wild!

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    1. Seems like it's always grocery shopping or errands nowadays; at least I got dinner out beforehand this time.

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  17. All that beautifulsnow..... Staring at some myself here!!!! That mini heart cake looks so yummy!!

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  18. The snow looks so pretty! But I agree, the cold can certainly get old after a while. I don't think it is possible to dress correctly for being out in the cold! I always end up too cold or too hot!. And I'm with you on trying a new grocery store! I will drive to a different town to go grocery shopping just for something different! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I have a very hard time dressing just right for the weather. Today I was much too cold!

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  19. Evan's face is my same feeling about winter.
    You look so beautiful for your date night!!!!
    Once we get this play pen out of the living room for the puppy, I'm putting my table back up for more puzzles

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    1. LOL! I've heard that a time or two today; he is definitely my son. We've been teasing my husband that I and the younger two boys will move south for winter and Skype him and my oldest son then return in the spring when it finally warms up.

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  20. Wow, Joanne, you sure have had a lot of snow. Good for you for making the most of it by going outside, snowshoeing, etc. The fries, loaves of bread and cake all look good. Thank you for linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare

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  21. I'd love to have all your snow! I can't wait to go snowmobiling again and I'm now shopping for XC skis!

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    1. We just saw a few snowmobiles go by on the lake today; I've never been but it looks fun.

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  22. Hi Joanne. You live in a wonderland of beauty! Wonderful photos. I think I have a story (which oddly includes a recipe) you and your family would enjoy. Our kids were younger, but that would not matter and I promise you - they would love this recipe. I've shared it widely with our kids scouting troops and even those who don't really like pancakes (yea they exist) were nuts for this recipe. I hope you'll check it out and let me know how it goes over. It's weird, but just give them a chance.
    https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/the-carrot-corn-pancake-incident/

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  23. Hi Joanne where I live on the Gold Coast in Australia we never get snow and it is also the middle of Summer! I love your snow photos and it looks magical. Your bread looks great too. I've never tried baking bread but it's on my list. Have a lovely week and I'm visiting from #WeekendCoffeeShare

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  24. Snow days!
    You manage to do so much despite the difficult weather.
    I love how your son frosts ....

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  25. Your snow pictures are really nice. I do understand getting a bit tired of it though. We tend to get ice more than snow, so I am always relieved when it is snow.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. I'd definitely take snow over ice. I really do not like ice storms.

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  26. Just found Weekend Coffee Share and thinking of joining in....we are snowed in this weekend so what better time to write a post. Love your photos. I finished a book, plan to read another I need to finish. I LOVE puzzles too, and made rolls to go with our creamy broccoli and wild rice soup yesterday.

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    2. I find those little things make such a huge difference for winter.

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  27. We don't get snow often but when we do, we tend to get a ton of it. In our area, we don't have the infrastructure to handle even just a few inches of snow. Get two inches on the valley floor and the entire metro area comes to a screeching halt! Right now we are on day four of snow and no one is leaving their homes for anything. They can't. We're in an area with only a half a dozen snow plows for this entire metro area, which is pretty huge. (from Salem, Oregon up to Vancouver, Washington)

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    1. I think we have half a dozen plows and snow removal machines just on our road alone! We are well used to snow upon snow upon snow; it's just been a few years since we got so much.

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  28. Hi Joanne, I love snow and although I've never worn snow shoes I did spend a lot of time walking in the snow when I lived in Russia. I'm now in Bulgaria and fortunately we also have snowy winters here, I really love it and couldn't imagine going back and living in my native country where it doesn't even really get cold! (I'm Australian). Thanks for sharing your lovely photos, they're beautiful.

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  29. Joanne, I really like your adorable Valentine's cards! You are so creative. And the snowy pictures are all so beautiful. I have to say though that I am quite over the snow! We have so much snow piled up here that there is no where to put new snow that just keeps coming our way! I am ready for a warm front to move in and melt it all away. I am missing the green grass! Thanks for linking with me!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you! We had a touch of warm front that melted a bit of the snow just in time for more to fall today.

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  30. Sounds like a great week! My husband and I haven't been on a date night in a long time. Not since they shut down indoor dining the first time. I've been loving the snow this year. Not matter how much it snows I just keep enjoying it. This is the first year that I've enjoyed it this much and I think it's because I'm stuck at home. When I was commuting to work, I despised the snow. I'm talking deep hatred. But now I just get to sit in and enjoy it, working from my home office.

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    1. We've kept our date nights going even if we've had to modify them from time to time.

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