It started like this (on Friday)...
And snowed all day and all night and all day the next day. At first it was magical and beautiful and soft.
But soon the soft snow became great, billowing gusts that caused the house to creak and the power to flicker off and on incessantly.
Snow was blowing sideways and up...it was crazy.
Snow covered the windows and we couldn't see out.It was LOUD! I peeked out the front window and saw this:
It was actually all very fun and cozy until the power went out. Then it got cold pretty fast.
We all bundled up for the night and woke up to this:
Our house has so many windows..it honestly got very cold very quickly. Luckily we have a master fire maker in the house.
The Howell girls spent the day like this:
The babies had to take a nap like this:
Have you ever tried to get two 2 year olds to keep hats on their heads? It's a losing battle.
Meanwhile, J spent the day like this,bless his heart:
We had dinner by candlelight and witnessed one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
I started to get really worried about the babies because it was so cold.
I prayed a little prayer, tucked the babies in, and went to the basement to find the Christmas footsies for the big girls.
And...just like that...the lights came on! We totally had a dance party. HA!
It was 40 degrees upstairs and it would have gotten so much colder. I was so grateful.
I woke up early the next morning (yesterday), put on my winter gear, and went out and took some photographs.
We are still snowed in today. Roads are pretty bad and there's no parking. Schools are closed so looks like it's another pajama day.
I have to say that I am so so dang grateful that Jimmy was here for this. I mean...I know I can do anything myself, but it's so nice to have him here.
He makes me feel safe. And that's something I don't ever want to take for granted.
And I have to tell you...now that we have electricity I'm really loving it.
I actually really loved it when the power was off (minus the being really cold part). We spent all day together with no electronic diversions and it was lovely.
And being in a cozy and warm home with beautiful snow outside? TOGETHER? That is the loveliest thing I can imagine.
See y'all soon. xoxo