Snow Day in Alabama: Time to Play

Snow Day in Alabama: view of the backyard from the deck (which will be a Spring renovation project!)

Snow Day in Alabama: view of the backyard from the deck

I love watching the snow fall. So peaceful.  It covers up all the ugly making everything so pretty and clean. Such an awesome reminder of how our sins have been covered!

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow...Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow.” Isaiah 1:18

Truth be told the hubby and I have grown a bit weary. Each day of reno seems to uncover a new problem. We keep telling ourselves it is an older home that just needs some love. When it began to snow and snow and snow some more, we got a little nervous (how will this affect the timeline?). After we stopped to look at the snow coming down and the girls getting excited, we got excited. Time to stop working . Let’s play!

Abby taking time off from her blog (Vintage Inspired Passionista) to play in the snow.

Abby taking time off from her blog (Vintage Inspired Passionista) to play in the snow.

Abby was hiding behind the bushes in the front yard because the dogs insisted on destroying her snowmen.

Abby was hiding behind the bushes in the front yard because the dogs insisted on destroying her snowmen.

Ziva (our Giant Schnauzer) and Mattie (our Soft Coated Wheaten) playing a little game of hide-and-seek.

Ziva (our Giant Schnauzer) and Mattie (our Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) playing a little game of hide-and-seek.

All my girls having fun!

All my girls having fun!

Abby and Mattie running through the backyard

Abby and Mattie running through the backyard

I was reminded today that no matter how much work is still left to be done...it will be worth it because of the gorgeous views! Afterall, the main reason we purchased this 1980 time capsule was the location.

I was reminded today that no matter how much work is still left to be done it will be worth it because of the gorgeous views! Afterall, the main reason we purchased this 1980 time capsule was the location.  (This is the view from the living room, which overlooks the pool/backyard.)

Abby finally built a snowman...all by herself!

Abby’s snowman

Snow angel...yes, in the cul-de-sac...

Snow angel. Yes, in the cul-de-sac!

Abby had no idea that she about to be ambushed!

Abby had no idea she was about to be ambushed!

"We got you, Abby!"--yes, I do like to talk for my dogs :)

“We got you, Abby!”–Yes, I do like to talk for my dogs *wink*

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

My goodness!  It has been a wonderful day of reflection and fun. I thought about the few snow days I had as a kid. How Mom and Dad made snow ice cream for us. How we used to layer on ridiculous amounts of clothes so we could play outside (keep in mind I am from the Deep South–we do not own clothes for snow days!). How we had snowball fights (that were usually painful because the snow was wet and full of sticks and leaves…not fluffy and soft). What sweet memories!

Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today as we took a look at a snow day in Alabama. I think it is time for me to warm up with a hot cup of coffee *wink*

 

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