There is just nothing I love more than being snowed in. The timing couldn't have been more perfect- right before Christmas, I had tons of gifts to wrap and cookies to make. I just didn't have the time...until the 14 feet of snow hit and school was canceled for 2 days! It was like an extra weekend, stuck right in the middle of the week, right before Christmas. We stayed in our jammies, and baked and wrapped and shoveled our hearts out! And it was pure bliss!
No, we didn't make Andrew shovel! He wanted to help daddy!
Yes, here is my hunky hubby and his favorite snow toy! I swear he loves this snow blower more than anything! He gets almost giddy when it snows enough for him to use it! Lol!
I couldn't believe all the snow!
Andrew's swingset was practically buried!
And this was me trying to open our front door with no success. Yes, we were literally snowed in!
But we still went out to play!
Does anyone else set up shop to wrap gifts right in the middle of the living room? Craig loves it (not!) I literally spread out everything and insist on watching "A Christmas Story" over and over again until I am done wrapping! The only thing I hadn't had a chance to stock up on was scotch tape...so when I ran out I had to cut apart our packaging tape since I couldn't venture out to the store!
Andrew's stocking is stuffed to the brim...
Then my little helper and I mixed up 4 batches of our family's famous sugar cookies (yes, we have something famous for almost every season! Ha!) But you won't get the recipe for these (sorry!)...it's a family "secret" recipe that spans 5 generations! And oh my they are YUMMY!!!!
Andrew got really into helping (and taste testing!) Ha!
He made a sweet little snowman design. I love this picture with his little hands...
I was pretty much cookie-d out by this time! There's still one batch in the oven and the counter across the kitchen was spread out with cookies, too! There were over 150 of them!
Making these cookies is a tradition in our family. I have wonderful memories of my mom and I doing this together when I was growing up. I am so excited to continue the tradition for Andrew.
The decorating is the fun part! I still have two more batches to decorate (yeah, this is more than a 2 day project!) but I had to decorate some to take to Craig's family's Christmas this past weekend. We just got back tonight and I haven't uploaded pictures yet, but I'll have more to share soon... we had a wonderful time!
Here's my little cookie monster!
The snow is finally piled up and the roads are clear, but those 2 days off were the most enjoyable and fun and we were so grateful to get to all be home together as a family. I love it that Craig and I both work at a school so we almost always get snowed in together!
And there's just nothing quite like a white Christmas!