Yep! We are still in Arkansas! We went to bed Saturday night, fully packed, with the alarm clock set for an 8 a.m. departure for New Orleans. At 5:30 Ted woke up, and I heard him walk over to the second floor window of the guest room. When he came back to bed, he said, “Just go back to sleep, we aren’t going anywhere at 8 o’clock.” So I did.
When we got up (around 7:30), and headed out with the dogs, we were met with a winter wonderland. It has not gotten over 27 degrees all day, and the snow plows have not run (because it’s Sunday). The snow around the house that has been crushed down by our feet, or melted by the warmth of the house, has now refrozen into slick ice, and whether we will be able to leave on Monday is seriously in question right now. High temps aren’t supposed to be out of the teens all week, and more snow is forecast for Wednesday. All the churches cancelled services today, schools are closed tomorrow, and Julie thinks they will be closed all week. We have spent the day playing Wii, playing in the snow, reading, and napping. Julie and Matt took down Christmas decorations, the kids tried to build a snowman (snow too dry), got into lots of snowball fights, and went sledding down the street that runs beside their house. Jordan and Matthew were outside practically the whole day – oh, to be that young again!
Here’s the day in pictures, with captions.
Jordan had spent the night away from home on Saturday night, and was really surprised to find us still at her house when she got home. She left again to go sledding at the “big hill” with friends. Matthew hasn’t quite graduated to that one yet. I have to share these pictures with you of Bear in the snow. Maddie wasn’t too impressed with the white stuff, but Bear thought he had died and gone to Heaven. He loved it!
After a long day of snow play, we had dinner, then played a game Jordan got for Christmas – girls vs the boys. The girls won!