Sunday, January 16, 2011

Project 365, Week 3

Hi!  It can't be helped...the theme for this week was the form of SNOW.  In spite of that, it was a great week.  We had fun in the snow and got some work done.  Shaun got me laughing harder than I have in a long time, we got some family time in and it was just a good week.

This is completely random but I need your help.  My canister vacuum broke this week so I'm in the market for a new one.  Wondering what my options are, other than canister, or if that is the best option for me.  It needs to do ceramic tile, wood floors, rugs and stairs.  Suggestions?

January 9
We woke up to some pretty snow so I brought my camera on our walk.  Trot loved romping around off the leash in this park while I took in the beauty.
Uncle Nathan taught Amanda about throwing snowballs and she greeted Daddy with one when he finally returned home from plowing.
January 10
These two were taking a quick break from the dance party they were having in the dining room.

January 11
I had to wake Aiden up so we could take Avery to dance class.  I was struck by how big he looks when he is stretched out in the crib.  
January 12
Snow.  A CRAZY amount of it...about 2 feet actually.  Shaun was gone a long time plowing, over multiple days.  I went out to do some shoveling so he wouldn't have to when he came home but wow...there was SO much of it!  Our area had not had that much snow from one storm since 1905.  Glad I was around for the 2011 storm and not the 1905 one, though I bet my house was pretty sweet then, being just ten years old. :)

January 13
The next day we ventured out to dig out some more and to give the dog some exercise.  Aiden wasn't a fan.  He needed a nap, and had a sister throwing snowballs at him.  I thought his jacket/boots combo was pretty comical.  Ah, the life of the third child.

January 14
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  We went to my dad's to have fun in the snow with some cousins.  And fun we found!
 Aiden's first time down by himself.  I was not consulted, which was good.  He thought it was great. :)
January 15
My birthday!  My day started with a gorgeous sunrise.  I know you are supposed to sleep in when its your birthday, its a Saturday, you have no place to be and the kids are gone, but that is not fun for me....I'd rather be up enjoying it.
The florist called to say they would be bringing a delivery.  I had a short list of people it could possibly be from and my husband was not on it (oops!).  Imagine my surprise when I discovered they were from him!
After church, I got to go to dinner with my Birthday Buddy, my nephew Colombo at our favorite restaurant.  It was so special that he wanted to spend his day with his old auntie.
Cards, calls, messages, texts, hugs and smiles.  I felt so loved, so blessed.  God has been so good, so faithful these 36 years.  My heart is full.

I'm linking up with Sara this week...


momma frans said...

Your pictures are beautiful! Your house is gorgeous, especially surrounded in snow.
I love the picture of your kids sledding, and the one of your sweet boy sleeping thru the crib slats. Those are moments you'll be so glad you captured in 10 years.

Andrea said...

What a beautiful gift of such a colorful sunrise for your birthday. Hope you have space for one more birthday wish. Happy Birthday, Lisa. I think the height of the snow is overwhelming when you are less than 3 feet tall yourself. I know Kamden was a little taken aback by it all. He'll learn, afterall, we live in NE.

Meg A. said...

Love the one of the house and the sidewalk shot! Looks like a fantastic week. A week full of snow is a great one in my book! Although, I probably won't be saying that, come April!

The Bug said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had a nice one. Love your snow pictures. I should get out in it more so I can get some more creative shots.

sara said...

first of all...I LOVE the picture of your house!!! is that a widows peak at the top?

2nd...the picture of your kids in the snow is priceless....aiden crying in pink boots, Avery trying to calm/mother him and then there's Amanda..about to dump a snow ball on him!!! I really laughed out loud at this picture!!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is a LOT of snow! That sunrise photo is AMAZING - I would totally wake up early even on my birthday to see that. Happy birthday too, by the way!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

AMAZING picture of your house!!!!!

We only got about 8 inches, it we got that much snow down here in the south we would never get it dug out....

Surprise flowers are always special!


RaD said...

Wow! You got some great shots this week! I especially like the crib and sidewalk ones, but the sledding pics were a lot of fun for the eyes too!

rita said...

So many beautiful photos that speak to a great week and a happy birthday.

Darla said...

what beautiful wonderful moments you have captured in pictures. i absolutely love the one of your house...and happy birthday! i really enjoyed your photos this week. stay warm!