Surprise Snow

From March 5 – 12….

A nice spring afternoon hike at Smith Park.  We still haven’t explored all the trails at Smith Park, it’s such a fun, trail filled park in our area that not many people seem to visit.

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Hiking selfie.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen any deer there – I think it’s our louder company scaring them off.  It’s still a great and quiet park.

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She loves him so hard.

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Lilli’s list of requirements for her future husband.  He must love animals, and most of these things on here.  I hope she always keeps some of these standards!

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They finished a big re-do of Abbi’s playground and this cute outdoor car track is absolutely one of her favorites.  They’ve added some storage to it since then.  I know she’d love something like this in our own yard once we get it all landscaped.

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Two good cleanings for both girls! No cavities this time!

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I really, really enjoyed Chip and Joanna Gaines’ book “The Magnolia Story”.  A really great look into how their businesses took off and more about them.  I think she and I are very much alike in our mental processes.

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One Saturday morning I headed out for an easy 4-miler.  I knew some snow was in the forecast, but this one ended up being a massive surprise to all! When I got started it was just light, pretty little flurried.  And then it turned to ice pelting me and I could barely see.  I was barely moving in all the wind, but trying my best just to get back.  I still did all 4 miles (there was no question there!) but by far it was literally one of my toughest runs ever.  The ice was absolutely pelting my eyes and I was trying to run with my head down, or shielding my eyes and kept losing my footing no matter what I did.  By the time I got back the greenway was covered in a thin layer of snow and ice.

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At one point I met someone walking with their German Shepherd and chuckled because the dog’s fur was covered in snow.  Then I realized my hair probably looked like that as well! Ha! And it really wasn’t that cold of a day – I’d felt fine in not that many layers of running gear, and no ear wrap.  I was really wishing I’d had it because I might’ve been able to use it to shield my eyes from the snow and ice.

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My car when I got back! I had to scrape…..

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And the main road was looking like this – so crazy! When it started falling, it fell FAST! It had been such a warm week that I was really surprised how quickly it accumulated.  Regardless I was pretty proud of myself for making it through that run, and never quitting.

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We ended up getting a lot of snow!

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And it was perfect for building a snowman!!

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It wasn’t cold out at all, and the driveways and roads melted fast but we quickly built our snow family.

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Since the trees were blooming we made flower headbands and necklaces for the girls in our group.  Our snowmen were nearly life size, too!

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Lilli went to a back handspring clinic later that day with her bestie.  She’s so close to completely landing it on the ground, and already has it on the trampoline.

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The next day after church – it mostly already looked like spring again! The mowers had already been once to mow before this snow happened!

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And we were back to spring activities like taking nice walks around the library and playing outside, no coat required.  It was such a freak snowstorm but we were so glad for the chance to build some good snowmen! And then move right back into Spring, for good.

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