YAY! Its a snow day! Or should I say snow WEEK!? Holy Moly!
This last week the beautiful Pacific Northwest was struck with quite the snow storm. The Portland Area basically shut down. Schools and businesses closed. Freeways were shut down. It was been crazy to say the least.
Today as it is finally beginning to warm up, I can't help feeling just a little sad as the snow melts away. It was so nice having my family home for a few days just cuddling and playing in the snow. These are what memories are made of.
Like many of you out there, I was getting pretty caught up in my new years resolutions, my plans, my worries, my concerns. I'd really started missing the little things and forgetting to be grateful for all God has given. This snow storm really didn't give me a choice on taking a break from life and life's worries. I got to spend this time instead watching my children gleefully go through 5 pairs of clothes in a day. We spent the time building snowmen, and iglo's, sledding and drinking gallons of hot cocoa. We snuggled on the coach and argued about movies. We walked around the neighborhood and soaked in the peaceful quiet that snow brings. I got to SEE my family. It was wonderful.
I was reminded of a verse
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
- Phillipians 4:6
I find it's much too easy to become caught up in our own worries that we begin to miss the wonders around us. They are everywhere. My prayer for all of us is that we have even just a moment each day to be grateful and enjoy the little blessings in life!
We all had such a wonderful break! So, though I am glad to see it go so we can get back to normal, I sure am grateful for the reminder that there are so many things to be thankful for. Hope you enjoy this little glimpse into how our family enjoyed the SNOWPACOLYSPE of 2017!
Macie and Carolee "Sisters"
My sweet boy!
Miss Macie! What a beauty
Sweet sweet Caribou!
The storm as it was moving in.
Cuddle time is good for the soul! <3
We ended up with around 8-10"!