Friday, January 29, 2010

Second snow of January

You never know what kind of weather you’re gonna get in Arkansas.  Dave told me in the fall that he wouldn’t be surprised if we have a precipitous winter… so far, he’s been right.

Yesterday afternoon they were predicting another winter storm and it brought back a big reminder of the great ice storm of 2009 (1/27/09)… where we were left without power for 10 days! I’ll never forget that.  (We’re now the proud owners of a generator.)

This morning, we woke up to a few inches of snow (and ice under it) and the snow has been blowing sideways all morning long.  I love the snow, but I’m hoping it will melt quickly!

I’ve decided that as long as we have winter before Christmas, I’m happy… anything after Christmas makes me a little crazy.  I’m thinking Spring.  Until then, I’m sitting inside with a fire in the wood stove, watching the snow come down…and dreaming of spring.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

You Wanna See Some Wedding Pictures?

Jessica's posterKale and Kayla got their wedding photos yesterday.  She’s posted several on her blog here.

And, I got the SWEETEST email of all time from Kale last week giving me dates to come to Houston – next month!! He has a four day weekend then and I’m going to take full advantage of it!!

Tyler is still in Hot Springs with his insurance job, and from the sound of it… a little training with little ones.  My sister (Kristin #11) has three young children and Tyler is learning new and creative ways to soothe a nearly three month old baby.  Too funny!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Kale and Kayla’s New Home

Go visit Kayla's blog to see pictures of their new place.  I can’t wait to go visit them!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saying Goodbye Again

A week ago, we watched Kale and Kayla leave out for Texas.  They’ve made it safe and sound.  Their apartment is adorable and they’re all settled in.

Today, Tyler headed out to Hot Springs for most or all of January for work. He works as an insurance agent for my brother-in-law and will be staying with them as he gets further training. I sure am gonna miss him… even though he’s not around much these days.

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It was especially hard to see him go because I gave him strong “motherly advice” yesterday to consider going early because there was a slight chance for some snow overnight… only about 15% and maybe as much as a half inch.  He decided it would “be alright”.  So, when we woke up to 4” of snow this morning, I was a little upset.  It then snowed most of today too. 

Tyler leaving for Hot Springs 010310 (3)He left around 4:00 for what under normal conditions would take about 3 1/2 hours to get there. He hit a deer on slick roads at about the half-way mark.  He is okay, and he thinks the deer was too, but the vehicle got a little damage.

Thankfully, he got there a little before 9:00… FIVE hours later!! Here he is, safely, in Kristin’s living room.

Tyler safe in Hot Springs 010310So, it looks like it’s truly the “empty nest” for me and Dave for a while.  That’s going to seem awfully strange… and quiet.