Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Last Day of Christmas Vacation

Today's post was supposed to be about how yesterday was the last day of Christmas vacation for the girls and also for Justin and I, but once again Mother Nature has changed our plans. The weatherman predicted that starting this morning our area would receive 4-7 inches of snow and the wind would blow gusts of up to 40 mph. School was cancelled early this morning, so the girls got to sleep in another day.

I was so looking forward to the girls going back to school today and Justin and I getting back to our regular routine. Oh well, we have to make the best of the situation because we can't change Mother Nature.

My husband was so kind this morning and made sure that I was awake before he left for work. He knows that on NO school days this mommy does not get out of bed until one of the kids wakes up. I like to sleep in too. Then my husband was kind for a second time this morning and called me a few minutes later to tell me that school had been cancelled. Do I need to say this mommy crawled back in bed? Justin woke up when Keith was on the phone, but he just crawled back into bed with Mommy for awhile until the girls woke up.

Well, these pictures are from yesterday when we thought it was the last day of Christmas vacation. The kids spent most of the day in pajamas. They colored, danced, watched movies, made pop-bead jewelry and just played. It was a day to just do whatever.

Some of the jewelry creations.
Of course, I had to try on a few jewelry items created especially for me.

Justin wearing a bracelet and ring that Erica made for him.

Ashlin watching a movie with her blanket and pajamas on.

Oh, I should also mention that I was kind to my husband this morning also. When I called him mid-morning, Keith was busy working outside in the cold and snow pulling in electrical cable. But, I made him nice and warm and happy when I told him the reason I was calling. I informed Keith that his favorite rock band (Nickelback) was going to be at the Qwest Center in Omaha in May. That news alone probably made his day!

Take care,


  1. It sounds like you guys are making lemonade out of lemons! I loved making jewelry when I was a kid!

    This weather is just crazy! If school is still closed tomorrow, I am staying home with the kids. Whooo hooo! I love pajama days! Cory flies in from Denver tomorrow night!

    Stay warm!

  2. Hi Michelle,

    Happy New Year to you and your family!!

    Looks like you are all staying busy..... Love the new jewels you are sportin:) Super cute!!

    Stay warm.....I am SO READY FOR SPRING!



  3. Look at you in a picture!!!!!!! Yay. Good stuff.

  4. Fun times! I'm getting a little bit tired of winter and it's only January! Yikes! Hoping for an early spring!


  5. Well the storm you had is making it's way to Ohio and it looks like I may be in for a snow day soon. So glad you made the best of it!

  6. Oh, the same thing happened to us last year...we homeschool and I was so looking forward to having the neighborhood kids head back to school and getting my kids and I back into our routine...unfortunately, the start of school was delayed an entire WEEK! Since Xmas break had started 3 days early due to snow, that meant almost a month was crazy.

    Love how you guys spent your extra day, however...your son is already a savvy gift-giver!