Tuesday, January 27, 2009


After 18 months of living in NW Arkansas...we have witnessed our first REAL ice storm! We woke up to freezing rain that continued to fall all morning. Greg went in to the office to get his laptop, so he could work from home [power was out at his office]. He took our new suburban to see how the all-wheel drive handled on the ice. He was extremely happy with it's performance...no sliding! In fact, he was so pleased, when he got home he took us all for a 'winter wonderland' drive. Most of the town was out of power, but we did find a McDonald's that was open, so I was able to get my mocha latte fix...priorities! There was about an inch of ice covering everything. It looks beautiful, but the ice is very hard on the trees and we have lost many large branches in our backyard trees. :(

We drove up to MO and went to Walmart for some staples. It was a fun! It started snowing this afternoon and we have about 2-3 inches on the ground. The kids stayed out in it until they were frozen! I'll take more pictures in the morning.

My mom asked that I start updating my blog more often and I know it would make her very happy to 'see' what we are up to from day-to-day, so I'm going to try very hard to update at least 3 times a week. My blog goals: 1. Record memories, 2. Update family and friends, 3. Encourage other mommas in their walk with the Lord as we train and teach the gifts He has given us!

Oh, one more thing...it has felt like a holiday today! Greg was home and that always means something yummy is cooking. Tonight he made homemade chicken pot pie!! VERY good, warm, and filling! I love my cooking hubby!

Love Y'all, Kristi