Feb 19, 2014


It was over seventy degrees today and it was wonderful! 
I sat out side on the front porch steps and read for a few minutes 
while waiting for Barrett to get home from soccer practice. 
Sooo nice!

It is hard to believe that last week this is what we were dealing with in Raleigh…..

This is the actual picture except, of course, the Marshmallow Man was photoshopped in.
I thought it was so funny when I saw it on Instagram. 
 Raleigh made the national news…..
gridlock, cars on fire or abandoned, hours to get home, people having to sleep in the malls…..
It was a mess!  

 (this is close to where we live and the road I would have been stuck on if I was trying to get home)

While all of that was going on,
Barrett, Brittany and I were all hunkered down at home. 
(Art was still playing/working in Hawaii.)

Lola and Charlie were beyond excited about the snow.

But after a day of heavy snow, we got ice on top of it.  

The dogs had a totally different opinion on the conditions after it sleeted all night. 
They were so afraid of moving. 
They looked like little ice skaters out there. 

Potty breaks took forever
a lot of coaxing!

It was beautiful though!

Skeeter our pool greeter is so ready for summer!

so is this guy!

Art made it home from Hawaii on Friday evening….after all of the excitement was over and the roads were clear, of course! 
He took Barrett and I out to eat for Valentine's Day even after a long day of traveling.

Brooke and BFE (boyfriend E) were supposed to fly from DC on Friday to spend the weekend here in Raleigh, but the storm left the flights all cancelled or overbooked and so they decided to drive. 

We had a great weekend all together. 
The "kids" went to the UNC Chapel Hill basketball game.
BFE graduated from UNC so he was excited to go.  
We went out to eat Saturday to Brooke's favorite restaurant
and then came home and watched a movie. 

On Sunday, 
I mad my "famous" braised short ribs, mashed potatoes and a salad. 
Barrett made a wonderful dessert from one of the Barefoot Contessa's cookbooks….frozen fresh berries covered with melted white chocolate.
 We sat around the table and ate too much again.
Brooke and BFE left around 6PM to head back to DC
our weekend was over.


Preppy Empty Nester said...

As much as I hate snow... your pics are gorgeous. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Stay warm.

Joyce said...

I can't even put my big toe on the front porch. It's still covered in ice. Sunny today, and not freezing so we'll see how the great melt off goes. Your snow and ice pics are so pretty! Is this a new bf? : )

Simply LKJ said...

I can so relate. That was us the week before!! Crazy weather down this way. Love all your pictures. Your home looks lovely covered in snow. Glad you were able to enjoy some time with all the girls.

MCW said...

Glad #2 still lives close enough to visit. Would not be fun if she was in CA.
I know ice causes so many issue, but it is really pretty!

Formerly known as Frau said...

I thought about you when that storm hit and seeing all the headaches on the news glad you guys were not stuck in that and home safe and warm!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

I might be over Winter but your pictures are so beautiful!