Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Madness 2014

It started off a normal day by taking Catelyn and Tripp to school.  I was out running errands when the first snow flakes began to fall...and then fall some more...and then a little bit harder.  I decided it was time to go home, and it was not easy.  After I pulled into the drive way I was hoping they wouldn't call school because of how much difficulty I had getting home.  Not five minutes was called.  I was gone a little over an hour and didn't even make it a mile down the road.  The roads were covered in ice and everyone (including myself) were sliding all over the place.  I wasn't sure what to do, so I drove back home.  I had no idea how I was going to get the kids and there was no way Will could get them since he was downtown.  I knew the roads were completely impossible to drive on and decided the only thing left to do was walk.  I must have had on 15 pounds of clothes and a whole garbage bag full of clothes for the kids.  The plan was to take the jogging stroller and walk and get Tripp first, then drop him off at Ruth Ann's.  Then I would walk and get Catelyn, walk back to Rudy's, and all of us spend the night there.  The plan went very well and we all stayed toasty warm.  I ended up walking about 8 miles and not once did my face, hands or feet get cold- which was totally the Lord! After spending the night at Rudy's and Will staying at work (which fortunately, they were able to walk to a hotel around midnight), we were able to get home the next day (thanks to Lance's 4 wheel drive and Will finding an alternate drive home).  It was an insane experience, but so many others had it so much worse.  We were at least together (except Will- but he was safe), warm and had food and sweet company.  Once we got home, we played in the snow, drank hot chocolate, played with play dough and painted with water colors.  I felt very blessed that night to have us all four together under our own roof- safe, sound and warm.

Innocent snow. Ha!

By the time I got home.

Tyler Road, right outside the entrance of our neighborhood.

Columbiana Road- madhouse!! 

 of us back home, safe and sound, playing in the snow!

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