January 18, 2012

A dream come true

For real... I am living a dream come true.

I have been dreaming of living where it snows for so many years now I can't even count.

Not only did God bless me by moving us to a place that gets snow (just enough to be fun and not scary) but he moved my family here too!  My Grandma, Aunt, Uncle, Cousins and my Parents.  I could have never imagined God would do this.

Today we got our first big snow of the year.  Kind of a late start to winter where we live so we were really anticipating our first real snow.

We woke up today with huge fluffy flakes of snow swirling around outside in the winter wonderland.  Everything was white and looked like it was coated in soft, fluffy cotton. I literally got tears in my eyes when I saw it.  I know that is silly to some but to this girl it's for real ~  A dream. The pleasure God gives us with His creation. Breathtaking.

We hurried through school (yeah, we homeschoolers don't always get "snow days") and then headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house for our first sled and snowman building!

Steve couldn't help himself and did a few "drifts" in the car on the way over.  The boys loved it!

Here are some pictures of our fun time at Grandma and Grandpa's today

Pulling up to Grandma and Grandpa's house!

Corbin taking the first run.

I love creating good memories with these guys. Living a dream.

My turn with Cody!

My mom joined in and had so much fun.

There goes my dad!  What a trooper.  He loved it.

Cody's turn.  It looks like he is having fun in this picture BUT when he got to the bottom of the hill he said "My not want do that!"  AGGGHHHH!  He started wailing.  He was brave though and really deep down I think he liked it.  Just a bit scary for a two year old!

He liked going down with Daddy much better.

After we sledded for a while we decided to build snowmen.  We were going to do one together but then we each decided it would be fun to build our own.  They all turned out unique!

Steve and my mom teamed up and built this guy.  I call him Howie. We all used parts and pieces to this snowman kit we got a long time ago.  It has buttons, eyes, carrot nose, hat, etc...

Here's my little girl.  I call her Matilda.

My Dad had some help from Cody.  Here is his snowman.  I call him Gramps.

Corbin and Grandma also built one together.  I call him Corky.

We had so much fun building snowmen.  Steve said it had been probably 20 years since he had built a snowman.  I have never built one so this was a first for me!

I just had to get a picture of Cody in his snowsuit.  Before we moved my friend Gina gave us this snowsuit and I am SO happy that we have it.  It fits Cody perfectly.  He was snug as a bug in a rug.

All cozy.

After we were done outside we went in and I made Paula Deen's snow ice cream.  I have literally been wanting to make this for about 5 years.  Ever since I saw her make it on her show.  We just never had any snow to make it with!  Now we do.  Yay!

It definitely lived up to my expectations and I can't wait to make it again.  Everyone loved it and it was a cinch to make.

Here I am at the end of the day soaking it all in.  Warming up by my parents fire place.  They were so generous to let us come over even in the midst of unpacking.  We had such a great time.

~Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.  His love endures forever!~


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I praise God! Cody looks so cute in that snow suit ~ so glad it is getting GOOD use :-) love to you, gina

  2. What a great day Jenn! I wish you had video you could post. That would be so fun to watch. Your parents' house looks amazing! Complete with the perfect size sledding hill. Love it and all the pictures. (BTW: you look extremely skinny in that last picture. Very cute too of course.) Can't wait to catch up with you! - Michelle

  3. So much joy! Praising God! Your parents must be delighted; truly a dream to be all together.;) The kids always enjoy seeing your pictures, and said they wished they were there too to join in the fun! Love and hugs to you all! Talk to you soon! Reina <><


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