Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Forty Two

Yesterday was my 42nd birthday :)
Raphael organized dinner and a few of our friends came over to  celebrate with us.
Daniella, me, Rachel and Patria
Naomi came with her daughters. And all the girls put on an entertaining
"show" for us.
I got two sets of beautiful flowers.
Thankful to my parents and mother-in-law for birthday gifts.
It was a good day!
And it started snowing again! So school was cancelled for today and
I am betting on tomorrow too. Hopefully it will snow enough so we can go
outside to sled and play for awhile.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Snowy Days

This morning we woke up to a rainy-snowy kind of day. Both of the girls were hoping for school
to be cancelled, but that didn't happen.
We had two days off from school last week because of freezing rain.
Rebecca went outside to collect icicles :)
The ice was hard on a lot of the trees and a couple in our back yard broke, but when
the sun came out all the iced over trees looked so pretty.
We knew the ice was coming so I had a few projects to help keep
us busy. Rebecca and I made paper dolls and we all worked on
a big puzzle.
The ice storm caused major power outages all around Georgia.
We lost power for a couple of hours on Monday night.
So we lit every candle we had and turned on our camping
lanterns. Thankfully, right when we went to bed, the electricity came
back on!
And way back in January we had a fun snow day. We took the girls for the day to
Stone Mountain to play at Snow Mountain.
It was a last minute decision, so our sledding time on the big mountain was at six
at night. We went early afternoon and saw a few of the Christmas shows and then played
in the snow until it was time to go sledding.
Rebecca spent quite a bit of time in the little kids section. She got in a few practice runs on
the smaller sledding ramp before we moved to the big mountain.
Night sledding was a lot of fun.
Rebecca was excited and nervous about sledding on the big mountain because she was tall
enough to go all by herself. She was brave, did great and loved it!!
At the bottom watching for Daddy and Rachel.
We like the snow for a day or two, but I think we have had our fair share for this
winter and I am praying for sunnier and warmer days ahead.

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hello! We are still here!
At the beginning of January our laptop starting acting strange. Raphael took it to the computer
doctor and it ended up being dead. So we ordered a new one and it has taken me awhile to get
on here again.
We are good. Just been up to the usual- school, church, tennis lessons, nothing too
exciting really. Everyday life. I would share a few pictures, but my phone and
the computer don't want to cooperate with each other :)
Raphael left this morning for a quick trip to Panama. The girls and I are watching
the Super Bowl and cheering for the Seattle Seahawks. We are looking forward
to February!