Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!!!!!

We woke up this morning to a white yard, icy roads, and fun to be had! Mark originally had a conference in Nashville today, but since the roads were yucky, he will not be going until tomorrow. He went up to the office instead, and when he quickly saw that he was the ONLY one there, he did his stuff, headed home, and has been working here today. In between emails and phone calls, we decided to head out for some winter fun! We put on our layers, grabbed our sleds, and walked to the neighborhood cemetary - yes, you heard me right - the cemetary! Awesome hills are found there, and we just couldn't pass them up. Here are some pictures of us sledding and walking in the woods.

We got pretty wet and VERY cold before it was all said and done, but we had a great time! When we got home, it was warm, dry clothes for everyone, a late breakfast (complete with a pancake and bacon snowman), and lots of good pictures to commemorate the event.


However, I must document one especially memorable moment of our sledding festivities. MY CRASH! That's right - I bit the dust (or snow, if you will) on my first trip down the hill. I am not a pro at sledding by any means, and have a little trouble steering, to say the least. I felt confident taking off (notice the wave and the smile), felt free as a bird on the way down, but soon came to a crashing halt in a bed of sticks, mud, and snow. I got up, my sled straddling a small creek, grateful that the worst thing that happened was that my pride was demolished and I had snow in my eye! Following the episode, I had a hard time trying to convince Kinlee to ride down the hill with me, but she reluctantly complied, and no more incidents occurred!!! We had a great time - we stayed out about an hour to an hour and a half. We are not long-duration snow people, I guess, but it was long enough for us to make some great memories! We walked home, passed our sleds off to the neighbors, and headed in to thaw.....

6 comments:

fen said...
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Sasha said...

What fun!! And Kinlee is wearing the scarf you made together!!

Arika said...

I love it!! How fun!

Sandy said...

How fun. I love snow! I was so excited to wake up today and see a white ground. We went out for a little bit before we all got too cold and had to come in and warm up.

Joiner Journeys said...

that is the same place we went sledding when I was little in Trenton (down the road from my grandmothers) and that is where they went sledding when they were kids (my dad) :) It snowed a lot more back then.
Interesting song, Mark! :)

Wendi said...

LOL!! That was too funny!!! Glad you all had alot of fun!! :):)

This has nothing to do with this blog post at all..but below where I have to type in my word verification...the word it tednut. I thought that was coincidental but funny!:):)