Thanksgiving Thursday


Now I am convinced that we are living in a Snowpocalypse.  We had about 30+ inches of snow outside, and last night we received about 20+ inches more.  Our college has closed or been delayed at least four times since we came back from the holiday break and even on several Saturdays, we've been snowed in.

Our three foot fence in the front yard.

One large icicle on our house.

The largest icicle on our house--probably about seven feet long.

Lewie's little playhouse.

Lewie's playscape.

During past winters I used to complain that we didn't get enough snow or when we did get snow, the sun would melt it all the very next day.  This year is quite the exception, and yet, I'm still disappoined.  This time I'm disappointed because we have too much snow instead of having too little.  The snow is literally taller than my little man, and the icicles on the house have become large, gargantuan daggers to avoid like the plague.  (Being at the wrong place at the wrong time could result in a massive blow to the head if one of those huge, frozen ice chunks ever decided to let go.)

Still, in spite of my disappointment that we don't exactly have sledding conditions, I'm still unbelievably thankful.  This post is being modeled off of the very inspirational Mama Hen and Her Thanksgiving Thursday posts, which are so uplifting.

This week, I'm thankful for...

1) My family, friends, and blog friends.

2) My comfy, warm home.

3) A job/career that allows me to earn extra money for my family.

4) Days off with my little guy.

5) Our safety and security.

Today I'm focusing on being appreciate of our safety and security.  The weather has been scary these last few weeks with howling winds, below zero temperatures, icy conditions, slippery roadways, and heavy, heavy snow.  Everyday, I need to count my lucky stars that everyone in this house is safe.  With these conditions, it's way too easy to get frostbite, slip and fall, slide off the road, get into an accident, or even just have one's roof give way, causing much damage and destruction to the house.  We already have some water stains on the ceiling from problems with our drainage and all the icicles, but these stains are nothing considering the fact that our house has protected us from below negative windchills and 30+ inches of snow.

Today, I'm honestly going to look at my budget once more.  If I have extra money to give, and I know I can find it, I plan on mailing a check to our local soup kitchen, which turns into a homeless shelter during these weather conditions.  I've seen the faces who come here--men, women, and children.  There's something to be said for the gift of warmth...


  1. Wow! We live in Ga, and are not used to seeing much snow (although we did get in this year). They would love to move somewhere that has snow all winter. I tell my DH that if we ever do I'm going to remind him of how bad he wanted it when he's moaning about clearing the driveway! :)
    I've often wondered about the roof structures up north. Do you all have extra supports to handle snow like that?

    If you don't mind me asking...what state are you in?

    Stay safe, and warm!
    Jennifer @

  2. That is a WHOLE LOT of snow. Here in Oklahoma we got 2-3" last week total and school shut down for 3 days :) Ha, its always more of an ice storm though here than it is snow.
    I hope you keep safe and stay inside warm and toasty.

  3. holy cow, ALL THAT SNOW??! amazing. I'm sure you're totally over it, but its in the 60's and sunny here in Texas, and I just wanted snow at least ONCE, but no such luck! So many things to be thankful for, and thanks for thankin' your bloggy friends too :)

  4. I'm a new follower and added your pretty blog button. I loved your post. The pictures are wonderful. The most snow we have ever had here was 15". We got 2" for two weeks in a row. It comes and goes fast here in AR. Have a great week. Doylene

  5. That is such a sweet thing to do. And the snow there is pretty insane, and yes, I am jealous. It was 60 degrees today. It's going to be 70 tomorrow. Not very wintery. I, too, am glad for ya'll's safety. It's a wintery nightmare for some, I'm sure.

  6. What gorgeous pictures! It truly is a winter wonderland! Try and enjoy it as much as you can and stay away from those icicles!

  7. Wow, now that's some serious snow. We thought we were doing something when 12 inches fell all in one day here in Texas. Scoop up a bucket of it (looks like there's plenty to choose from) and make you and your Lewies some snow ice cream...a nice treat to enjoy in the warmth of your home. Your last statement gives me an idea for 5QF. Thanks! Snuggle up and continue to enjoy the warmth of your home and family.

  8. I have been so tired and busy lately I forgot to do Thanksgiving Thursday. I can't believe it! I remembered on Friday. Our yard looks the same. The icicles are huge on the front of my house. My plow guy did not come and I had to leave, so I shoveled my driveway myself. It was a lot! I hope you are doing well my friend!

    Mama Hen

  9. That is a great deal of snow! I'm sure the soup kitchen will put any extra $$ to very good use. Great idea. BTW: seeing those ice sculptures hanging from your house reminds me that we used to collect those when I was a kid and make homemade ice cream - fun memory

  10. Your house looks like ours, though our icicles aren't even a third of the size of yours. It's been the same over here - tons of school cancellations and delays, tons of snow and ice, and lots of indoor time with the toddler. But through that, you're right that we have so much to be thankful for in our lives. Stay warm my friend!

  11. We had a lot of snow too! Those icicles are VERY impressive.

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