Monday, February 2, 2009

Sitting on snow...walking on snow...playing in snow...snow, snow, snow!

This past week, God gave us an amazing and beautiful display of beauty, as we got about 6 inches of snow and 2 inches of ice within days! The result was a gorgeous landscape, work and school cancelled and power outage (meaning no heat!). God graciously saw us through the inconveniencies and we were able to stay warm with some friends and their wood-burning stove. We thank God that we are now back with power and in a warm, cozy home. The landscape we got, however, was absolutely beautiful and, in spite of the cold temperatures, we couldn't keep our little JJ from seeing, feeling and walking on another beauty brought by the hand of God- snow!

Gracias a la familia en el Ecuador, quien nos mando este lindo sombrerito de lana para JJ. Thanks to our family in Ecuador, we had this cute little wool hat to put on JJ, which kept his head and ears nice and cozy. Here he is getting ready to head outside...

He wasn't too sure of the snow at first, so he ran to mama. It's a great feeling to know I can offer my little son some comfort! :)

He quickly gained his confidence, though...

And took off for his first walk on the glistening snow!

Snow is fun!!

Cute little footprints in the snow...

Together with some friends, we had fun showing JJ how to build a snowman. We went all out with buttons, scarf, hat, arms, eyes, nose and mouth!



JJ examining our finished snowman...

The sunset provided a beautiful landscape for our family shot...

Then, we ventured to take our little JJ on his first sledding experience...He really loved sitting and being pulled on the sled!

Then we found a small hill, and zoomed down with our little man...
Getting worn out from all the fun and laying with daddy in the snow...
We are predicted to get more snow tomorrow, but who knows if it will accumulate as well as this past snow blizzard. We enjoyed it, though, and would actually welcome some more! :)
Back inside, trying to get warm and showing off his matching-daddy-outfit. We have much to be thankful for having a warm home, clothes to bundle up in and a nice kitchen to cook a warm meal. We were reminded of these things, which we often take for granted. God is good to us!

2 comments:

Jason Fowler said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! We enjoyed it as well. But, I have to disagree with you on the, "we would welcome more." I've had enough snow for this year. :) Must be the warm Carolina blood in my veins or something, or maybe it's not wanting to be in school all summer. ;)

Michele

Edgar said...

Que divertido! para nosotros que no "gozamos" de mucha nieve si es lindo. Que bueno que hayan disfrutado y mi chiquito tambien. Les queremos mucho.Sigan tomando muchas fotos y pronto enviennos algunitas. Abuelita