Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter in Wisconsin

No card to share today, although I did make a bunch yesterday while watching the snow fall! We were told to expect a blizzard beginning Friday night and lasting through Saturday. So I managed to talk my husband into going for dinner Friday evening and finding a place to take our Christmas picture. (I had been putting it off, waiting for the baby bump to grow a bit more.) We took my brother in law along as our photographer. Here is the picture we ended up with...
(There is no way I would go out in short sleeves now, but it actually wasn't too bad at the time...but maybe that's just the pregnancy heat wave talking!)

Sure enough, we woke up Saturday morning to blowing and drifting snow that lasted all day! It was really hard to tell how much snow we were getting since we live on a relatively wide open hill where it blows all over the place. A few trucks in our neighborhood ventured out and this car made an attempt...but it was a huge fail!
It wasn't until this morning that we even attempted to go out in the mess! At about 9:30 we were still waiting for the city plow to come by when my dad came by. He had to plow a path on the road to get to our driveway. (Not sure why our street is last on the plow list...it's noon now and there is still no sign of the plow.)
Anyway, see that big bare spot on the driveway?? All the snow that was supposed to be there, blew up against our garage door instead!
Andrew and a neighbor worked on shoveling that while my dad took care of the rest of the driveway and I stayed warm and dry in the house! (At least I have a good excuse for not being out there this year!)
Now that we can actually drive out of our garage and down the road, we are headed out with my parents to a bakery for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. For $45, we get to sample about 30 kinds of cookies while sipping on Hot Cocoa and Cider, then we can pick 12 dozen of our favorites to take home! As much as I love to bake cookies this time of year, I don't really think this deal can be beat - especially since my kitchen won't need to be cleaned up afterwards!!

Enjoy your day!
~Anika

9 comments:

Sue Ann said...

FOR SURE worth 45 dollars and I would be there too!!! You look fantastic and yes that is your hormones, poor Curt would tell everyone that he has to sleep in a ski jacket because I would keep it so cold in the house ~~ The snow is crazy no Giants game today!! Keep yourself warm and make those boys some Hot Cocoa while you watch out the window!! Hope you are feeling well~~

If Love Was Water, I'd Give You The Sea said...

Cute cute cute cute cute! Can't wait to get my hands on that belly of yours, see you all soon! Love you!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your baby bump is so cuuuuute ;) What a great picture of you and your hubby! I'm jealous of your snow, we've only had some flurries so far. Your cookie exchange sounds wonderful! I used to love to bake Christmas cookies, but not so much anymore (I still do it for the kids sakes), but I would jump on that deal if I had the chance!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I agree with Diane...your baby bump is cuuuuute! I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'd love some snow about now...there's far too much brown grass right now and I *need* me some pretty white stuff...just so long as it doesn't stick to the road, right? Enjoy your Christmas cookies...I'm all for something like that!

Mutzy Mia said...

Just found this web site and what a fun way to stay connected with you. You look darling pregnant and wear it well! What a great deal on the Christmas cookies...I'll have to investigate that further. Looking forward to seeing your new cards. Keep warm and enjoy those cookies...remember you're eating for two!

Amy said...

What a beautiful picture and your "bump" is just so cute! (I love the belted sweater thing BTW) Ok for the cookie exchange.....It would have been totally worth venturing out to do this...sounds like so much fun!! As for snow, I'd like some about now too as it's as cold here as it will get this season they say but it's ridiculous because we don't have snow! Happy Holidays!

IamDerby said...

omg you are so adorable! I dont think I would survive a Wisconsin winter. Im a California girl, born and bred and the thought of that much snow stops my heart.

Heidi said...

Anika!! You're adorable! Your Christmas photo turned out so cute. I'm so glad to find that you're doing well! We're getting lots of snow today too.

Jen Carter said...

You are so adorable!! I love seeing that baby bump! The cookie exchange sounds fabulous!! And, not having a mess afterwards? Priceless!! :)