Thursday, February 18, 2010


Our home was filled with L-O-V-E for Valentine's Day once again. Thanks in no small part to a visit from the Michaud Clan of Massachusetts. We played in the bountiful snow banks, read books, made valentine's cupcakes, ate Mark's wonderful gumbo for valentine's dinner, watched the olympics and in general had a lovely time together.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

More snow!

Some clean-up efforts on Sunday:

More snow this morning:

Andrew just loves to play in the snow! He has been climbing to the top of the mounds of cleared snow along our driveway and pretending that one of them is his castle. This morning he was atop another mound pretending to be Humpty Dumpty and having a grand time saying "oh, oh, oooohhhh...." as he would fall down the side. He told me I could be one of the king's men. Hilarious. As if you couldn't tell...his other favorite thing about snow is eating it.

Saturday, February 6, 2010


What a wonderful blizzard! We measured 19", although it sure seems like A LOT more than that!

I'm noticing a pattern here. When Mark and I move to a new area the first winter is filled with huge snowstorms. Moved to Cape Cod (which usually does not see as much snow as say, Boston) and we had over 100" that first winter. Now this is not our first winter here in Virginia (which typically does not see much snowfall) but, it is our second winter here and we've already had two 18"+ snowstorms with some other 2-4" snowstorms in between. Incredible. Ridiculous amount of shoveling aside...we're loving it!