Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Gfts!

Last week, on a whim, Dan brought home a beautiful bouquet of lilac flowers....they were gorgeous and smelled so good!  I love how he knows me...I think Valentine's Day is kinda over-rated and would rather have the flowers any other day and not on Valentine's Day.  So he brought them home to me when I was stuck in the house with two kids and 2 feet of snow on the ground! 

I also don't like buying the kids anything "cheesy" for Valentine's day...that means no chocolates and no hearts...I know, I am no fun!  BUT, I do get the kids a little something just to show them how much I love them.  I ended up getting them books this year.  I figured these could be passed down for a long time and the messages in them are just wonderful!  I highly recommend them!

Dan is also scheduling me for a two hour massage!  I can't wait for that!  As for as a gift for him, I got him chocolate and a sweet card and he is saving up for an iPad so I tucked some money back for him!  Hope you all are having a great Valentine's Day...even if you are a scrooge like me!

Valentine's Day!

First off...Dan and I have a date tonight!  Dinner AND a movie!  I am SO excited!  He is a remarkable husband and I am so blessed to call him mine! 

Love this little Valentine!

Love my big one too!

His Valentine's bag at his party at school.

He was so thoughtful to his sister. He brought her ice cream with all the sprinkles on it and then let her have his seat so she could eat without standing.  What a sweetheart!

They had yummy Sundaes!

They got to open their Valentine bags after they ate.

So Yummy! 
The thing that makes this day even more great is that the sun is out and the snow is melting!  It's in the 60's. 


It was overdue!  Need I say more?


Caleb had his first Upaward Basketball game this past Saturday.  He did really well and I was VERY proud of him!  His team is named the Prophets and that is his coach there in the gray.  His name is Coach Glynn.  Looking forward to the next few games, he had such a good time!

 The team earning their golden star after the game.

More snow pictures!

My sweet husband shoveled not only our huge double driveway but our neighbors across the street who is single and had pneumonia.  He is such a sweetheart!

More sledding...this time on the spiral dome!

 Dan made the spiral dome with a spiral staircase in mind!
 And then when you get to the top, you slide down!

And here is Caleb's snow fort!

Meet Sandy!

I realized a few days ago that I haven't posted anything about our family pet. On Caleb's birthday last year (June 18th) he received this sweet little turtle named Sandy Bowser (yes, that is his name!). It was given to him by Ainsley Bean and she had found it at her grandparents the previous week. He is the sweetest thing. He actually has a personality and will chase your finger if you move it along the glass of his tank. He has been with us for 8 months now and honestly I am shocked that he has stuck around so long. We have tried letting him have a friend but that didn't work out. Caleb found a frog in the back yard and decided to put it in Sandy's tank and the next morning all I saw were remains from the poor frog. Dan and I joked that Sandy got a Fillet Mignon for dinner! So here he is!

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Update on the snow!

Well the snow has stopped...finally.  I think it depends on where you take your measurements but we had 14 inches in the middle of our driveway.  Pretty crazy I know!  We were able to all get out and play in it and I tell ya it was a great work out trying to tredge through the snow. 

 We were able to play with our neighbor's too!  They are from California and were shocked at how much snow we got!

 Dan tackling Austin in the snow!

 Pretty little snow bunnies!

 Caleb helping his daddy shovel the snow!

Here is a report from the local news:

It's pretty, it's piling up and it's breaking records.

According to Chief Meteorologist Dan Skoff, before today's record breaking snowfalls, the most snow accumulation on record in Northwest Arkansas is from the March 1968 Blizzard.

During that storm, reported snowfalls measured 18 inches and was the first time the UA ever closed campus because of snow.

But this morning, with snow totals topping 24 inches in several places, those 40 year old records have been shattered.

"The snow accumulations being reported around Northwest Arkansas today easily breaks any exisisting records," says Skoff.

Tonititown, Lowell, and Springdale are a few of the many Northwest Arkansas cities reporting snow totals of 20 inches or more.

Stay warm and safe...I pray spring will be here soon!