Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Family Time

This is what many of the signs look like when it gets super cold out.
You'd better know where you're going :)

We missed going to Christmas in Ice this year.
It was just too cold to walk around outside with the kids.
Driving in the bitter cold and ice fog last week- notice the sign says -39 out.

The view of the mountains today from near our home. We could probably see this from our deck if there weren't so many trees in the way...

Our house as we were driving home today.
The sunset near our house a few days ago.

Girls being silly, as usual :)

Nick sure missed having Daddy around.

We sure have been enjoying our family time!
Lots of food, a big mess in the house, no work or school, no schedule, and good times.

When Andy showed up, it was still about -40 out. It has steadily been warming up - it was above zero today and it might even get to 20 degrees out tomorrow (above zero!!) It's amazing how warm it feels. The car and house are now both very toasty and warm. These past few weeks, the car was never warm - even with the heat blasting. The kids might actually go outside and play this week. Maybe we could get a snowman built in the front yard like last year :) All of this, as I notice that the cold weather seems to have moved to many of you in the lower 48. Sorry!!

Last night, Andy bought a new TV - a nice flat screen one. He has been trying to talk me into one for years now. I guess it took us long enough! I gave in to him - he very rarely buys anything for himself and he deserves it. Maybe we'll actually have to get cable now to enjoy it :)

This week, we plan on maybe taking the kids to the movies, going bowling, playing outside if it warms up, watching old home videos (We also bought a DVD/VCR that records VHS to DVD so we can transfer our old videos), and just spending time together.


Anonymous said...

I'm so very happy to hear that you are all enjoying time with your husband!!!

May the Lord continue to bless your time together! You sound so happy. :) :) :)


Christina said...

I can't say that I would enjoy -40 degree temperatures but boy do your pictures make me long for a house like that, in a place like that! It is just beautiful!
and Yay for family time! I'm glad you get that chance, even if only for a little bit.

Andrea said...

I am glad you guys are getting to spend a lot of time together. And great pictures by the way Jen, I love the one of the sunset and your house, Oh and the mountains. Love you all and enjoy the week.

Beth said...

I am glad you guys are getting to spend some time with Your DH. You have taken some great pictures. I look forward to meeting you this summer.