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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Back From Extended Hiatus...Finally

It wasn't my intention to take so much time off, but it sure worked out that way. Time just flies by when life gets in the way.

I'm determined to get back to blogging, even if it's
only once a week or so.

Right now we are snowed in with the 2+ feet of snow that has fallen in the last two days. It's the most snow we've had in years, and reminds me of the snow storms I remember from my childhood. So I think it's the perfect, but brief topic to come back with today.
Dot and Turbo out enjoying all the fluffy white stuff.
Not much swinging going on in the backyard today.
Since we are basically snowed in, it was a great day to play outside, and make Snow Ice Cream. We did manage to have a couple of visitors for the day, when my niece brought her 3-year-old twin daughters over to hang out with us while she ventured out of town to attend a funeral. They were quite the little helpers, and kept us hopping all day.

Snow Ice Cream Recipe
8 cups of fresh clean snow
1 cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Mix together quickly, as the snow melts very fast, until somewhat creamy. It tends to be a little on the sweet side with this recipe, so if you want it a little less sweet back off on the sugar and vanilla a little bit. We topped ours with sprinkles.

Snow Ice Cream with Sprinkles

Helping measure out ingredients for the Snow Ice Cream
Emma, Callie and Brinlee having a little snow fun.
So all in all it was a great day of just girly fun with my kiddo, and great-nieces. We missed my hubby though as he is still gone plowing roads somewhere in a nearby community. I hate it that he has to be gone so much during bad weather, but it's his job, and it's just what he does. I'm proud of him for the hard work he does to keep the community safe in times like these.

Thanks for stopping by today, if it's your first time here I hope you'll stick around, and if you stop by occasionally, and have wondered when I'd be back...thank you, and welcome back, hope to see you again soon.

God bless and have a great day.