Snow Day

We have had so much snow these last few weeks! Russ has spent hours on his tractor plowing our driveway and parking areas and the boys have been wearing snowshoes to get hay and grain to the cows. Sweet Pea made it from NYC to Seattle, but was stuck there from Sunday until Tuesday afternoon. She just got home this afternoon.

We usually put our picnic table in the barn each winter, but we neglected to do it this year. It gives you an idea of the amount of snow we have.

N. found a new use for a large icicle!

I’m trying very hard not to think about daffodils, green grass, and the sound of birds outside my windows.


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Sherry
    January 29, 2008

    Ahhh yes, snow days. My kids love them too! We have had a good number of them this month and it’s been great fun. N has a great idea about that icicle…instead of baseball, snowball! I am looking forward to daffodils and tulips and birds as well, but am glad we are at least getting a decent amount of snow this year…I love snow. 🙂

    We drove by this afternoon (I was going to just bring by those toys since we were out) and saw Russ down at the bottom of the drive plowing it out…no way were we going to be able to get up to the house, so we turned around and went back to finish our errands! When he is done, could you ask him to come plow the sheet of ice off our drive? I think it’s 2 inches thinck now!! haha

  2. shell
    January 30, 2008

    i love the pictures!

  3. thecurryseven
    January 30, 2008

    Even without daffodils and green grass your scenery is gorgeous! Living in a pretty urban setting, I sometimes long for scenes like that…even if they’re covered in snow

  4. Anonymous
    January 31, 2008


    I will gladly let you post some of my pictures on your blog.



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