....lick a gingerbread house!
Not really, but the girls did! :) As they bid farewell to the Christmas gingerbread house they gave it a lick(s) goodbye!
But winter does make me want to cheer!
Over the past several weeks winter settled in over Kentucky and I confess, I have loved it. For nearly two weeks temperatures didn't even sneak above freezing until yesterday and then today the last evidence of our minimal snow waved goodbye. I swear I could hear it screeching in its best Wizard of Oz wicked witch voice, "I'm melltting.....!" But I saw no flying monkeys so maybe it was a figment of my imagination.
Although we didn't see much snow (only about 3 inches or so) it was enough to bring school to a screeching halt for two days and happily those two days fell at the end of the week so it gave us a 4-day weekend! That was heaven for me -- snow AND 4 days home! I confess again, I didn't complain...I cheered (and probably louder than the kids)!
I do hope we haven't seen the last of the snow for this winter. There is something so cozy about fuzzy socks, slippers, corn bags, sweaters, a fire in the fireplace, a basket of hats and mittens, hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows, and even snowy boots and clothes strewn on the floor at the back door.
*We are liking the Thumbs Up sign these days! Jordan does that a lot in his pictures he's sent home from Brazil. We like to think it is like sending word that "all is well". If you want to take a peek at his letters and pictures you can go to www.missionsite.net/eldervalenta