Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Snow Day!

It's been a LONG time since we've lived somewhere it snowed. In Rio Rancho it doesn't come terribly often, and it's usually melted off by early afternoon, but it happens. Last night, right after the girls went to bed a few little flurries started. I immediately ran outside and started snapping pictures just in case it didn't continue. I knew Carrie would LOVE it!

Lucky for us, it snowed for several hours and there was a good inch covering the ground when we woke up today! So naturally, the curious warm-bodied Arizonians we are, we HAD to go out after breakfast to play in it! And since Justin does a lot of his work from home, he was able to be outside with us for a while enjoying the fun!

Carrie liked to shake our little tree to make the snow fall

 Family photo-op!

 We tried to re-create our cute snow day picture from the weekend we got engaged (over 8 years ago!)

 The snow was a little difficult to roll into any kind of decent sizes for a snowman, so we built a mini one. He was maybe one foot tall :) His head is the size of my fist. Carrie loved it either way.

Brigette didn't really want to hold still long enough to get a good picture with the snowman.

A few minutes later though, she was very interested in stealing his baby carrot nose ;) And consequently making his head fall off.

So Carrie decided to smash him like a pancake!

The girls enjoyed making snow angels

 Or just rolling around in the snow when they fell down ;)

Justin tried to teach Carrie the fine art of snowball throwing. She had a little trouble compacting the snow, so it would end up mostly being snow flurries hurled in your general direction!

He has definitely got it mastered though. If you look closely at the very top of this picture, you'll see a snowball on its way toward me and my camera. About 1 second after I snapped this, that lovely little snowball caught me right in the head. ;)

We had a blast playing and being together during our little family snow day in the backyard! (Even if it cost us a few runny noses) ;)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 Already?!

Sooo... time sure flies huh? Blogging has fallen to the back burner for the last long while. I'd like to promise that will change, but for now, I'll just promise to try. I'm feeling sad that I've missed out on so many cute pictures, stories, and family changes. I've got a lot to catch up on, but in the interest of actually keeping up, I'll just start with what's going on now.

Two weeks ago we moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico! Justin started a new job as the Glass Sales Specialist for Technaglass, a windshield repair and replacement company that works with Jiffy Lube here. It's nice to have a paycheck again! We're already loving our new ward and have made a few friends. I think we're really going to like it here. :)

Carrie just turned 5 a few days ago (yes, FIVE!), and Brigette is 18 months. They're growing up so fast! They are becoming good friends and love to play together. It makes our home happy :) I was going to try to upload a few recent pictures, but my photo-stream apparently stopped working around Halloween... So, another day, I'll send myself a few from my phone (my main camera source these days), and try to fix my photo-stream so I can blog quickly whenever I get the urge. Maybe that will help me be more consistent.

I've learned something about my personality lately. I'm an "all or nothing" type of person. Because I got behind on blogging, I just completely gave up. It ventures into other parts of my life too (cleaning, visiting teaching etc), but I want to make an effort to be more "all or something"... Anything is better than nothing right?... I hope you missed me :)