Tuesday, January 26

Snow day

I woke up at 4 am, mostly because I was hungry, but also because I was curious to see if what everyone said would happen that night was actually true.  And it was, a magic winter wonderland outside our window.  It was still dark outside, yet the starlight reflecting on the snow almost made it seem like it was glowing.

 On snow days here, every one stays home from work and school, unless you work in the hospital. 
I remembered 4 years ago when we used to live on the white brick house 5 blocks from where we live now, and I had to work on the snow day while Brent stayed home.  But this time, it was the other way around.
We didn't have a snow scraper so since I was awake, I really wanted to surprise my sweetheart by scraping the snow off the car so that he wouldn't have to spend time doing it.  But comically, all I had was a ridiculous pink fuzzy robe, rain boots, a spatula, and an oven mitt.  I decided he would probably rather me stay inside and not freeze to death, but it's the thought that counts right?

It was such a change from the tropical weather that we had grown so accustomed to.  But honestly, a welcomed change.  I still dream about the ocean's smell, the breeze, and the sound, but I love seeing the joy in our girl's faces when they experience something so completely foreign and new.  We talk about going somewhere where we can experience all of these things that we love at the same time, the ocean, the mountains, the falling leaves and the snow, if there even is such a place.  And if there is, we will get there when the time is right.  But right here right now, we are really happy.  We love being able to get in the car and meeting up with our family in Dallas or in Tulsa.  Our entire family came to spend Christmas with us, Nonna has already come to visit 3 times, and Nanny is staying with us for a couple of weeks just to help us get more settled in.  We have also been to see my family 3 times and Brent and our girls got to meet my aunts that I haven't seen in well over 10 years.  We have had seasons of great adventure, and while the adventure still continues in it's own way, I feel like God is saying to be still.  And that's an adventure in itself.

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