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Friday, October 25, 2013

Amanda's Quote of the Morning


(Said dramatically out of the blue) "And there you have it folks: The broken graham cracker!"

Thursday, October 24, 2013

My favorite snowfall

The first one! On Tuesday (before winter hit) some of my siblings were cutting out paper snowflakes. I said, "You can't start that yet it hasn't snowed."

The next morning we went to the barn and misty rain was falling but by the time we came out there were big snowflakes. You know the kind that make you think you're in a snow globe.

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,  (Job 38:22)

We have a tradition that on the day of the first snow, we must eat gingerbread and homemade applesauce. On the way up from the barn Laura and I were trying to decide if the tradition required snow on the ground. We needn't have worried because those big fat flakes fell all day and we had an inch or two by nighttime. 


 
 The fire is going and this morning we had people sitting in front of it doing school. That's how you know it is winter. All summer the woodstove is ignored but come cold weather it is the center of the house. :)
My favorite snow song at the moment:
 
Let it Snow
 
Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!!
 
It doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
 
When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm
 
The fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still goodbying
But as long as you love me so
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
 
 
 Today Amanda decided there was enough snow to make snow ice cream and Mom agreed.
 
 

Monday, October 21, 2013