After Cody left for work, I tried to go back to sleep (my heart had finally stopped racing). I couldn't sleep, but it felt wonderful to snuggle all cozy in my warm bed. At 8:05 Ethan came bursting into my room, panicked because they were going to be late for school. When I told him it was a snow day, he ran and told Hailey and Lauren and hoops and hollers rang through the house! After breakfast the older three bundled up and headed outside to meet half the street of kids, already out there building snowmen and snow forts. Devin and Garrett were content to stay warm inside with their mama.
Honestly, the snow didn't hit us nearly as hard as it hit some other areas. But I'm sure the district closure was due to an ill-supply of snow plows for the main roads. But we still got PLENTY of the white stuff. Two nights ago the wind blew all-freaking-night-long. I didn't sleep much because of the direction our bedroom window faces and the noise that the wind creates. Then yesterday afternoon, the storm started coming in. Hailey had Ballet last night and it took over an hour to get there and back. Ethan ended up missing piano because we couldn't get there in time.
Our "Joseph" tree. Come hell or high water, this tree is strong and stands through anything. I have total faith that as always, in the spring it will be overflowing with green foliage with delicate white flowers. And then come summer, it will have an abundance of pears...way more than we can use!