Sledding to the Rescue

The 1-3 inch forecast for snow here in the McKinney area turned out to be more like 6 inches.  Mackie was thrilled to go outside and make tracks in the backyard and eat the snow… she was in doggie heaven considering I’ve probably smoked her out with the heat on and the fire going.  It is truly beautiful outside!  Trees are coated with snow, flurries are flying in the air and there is powder everywhere.  We certainly cannot forget about the ice that sits below, but it was a nice change of pace from the week home with pure ice which isn’t nearly as eye catching.

Pap and Gammy came by (thank goodness) to visit and play with the kiddo’s for a little bit.  It was very nice to have adult conversation and Pap even took me for my first ride out since Monday!  It was so nice to be out.  I told him I felt like a prisoner who was just released on parole!  Its a little dramatic, but that’s how I roll.

There were so many kids outside taking advantage of the snowy hills and using make-shift sleds to slide down the hills.  It looked so fun so we decided to check into Wal-Mart's selection of slippery possibilities and gear up with Ryan to give the hills a go!

<Note to self: order a sled b/c they do not sell them here in Texas and come up with a list of reasons why gas logs are better>

Here’s a peek inside our adventure!  Ahh.. FRESH AIR!! Brrr!!

Ryan snow

pap and ryan sled

Ryan and mommy sled

ryan sledding

How was your Friday?

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Jenny LeAnn said...

Love the snow pics! And YES I would love to be your bloggy buddy :) So nice of you to stop by. I left a comment on my blog but i'm not sure if those replies are seen by those who leave comments. Do you happen to know how to reply to comments? I'm not quite new to blogging but i've just recently started getting more into it since I finished up school in Dec. Stay warm!


Gauger Family said...

I've been wondering where all these people have been getting sleds around here!! Some are using boogie-boards but they don't work as well!
I was going to tell you, we have gas logs and I wanted them so bad. Now, we hardly use them. They are pretty and mess free but they just don't put off much heat. Maybe if you have your fireplace in more of an inclosed area? Ours is in the family room off the kitchen and it's open. Kind of a downer considering the $$ it cost.

Heather said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from the Weekend Blog Hop. I think your blog is cute! Looks like a nice day out in the snow...we just have -20 wind chill here. But glad there is no ice. Have a great weekend!

Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

Judy said...

I love the sledding pictures. I am following you from the blog hop. I hope you will come and follow me back at Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

CherishedBliss said...

So adorable! I wanted to make snow ice cream sooo bad! But all I got was a bowl full of ice. : ( Looks like yall had a BLAST!

Rebekah said...

Love your blog! You have a precious, precious family!!! Looks like you guys enjoyed the snow in Texas! You got some great pics!

Jessica said...

Lots of snow huh??

I am blog hopping today and I'm happy to have stopped by your blog.

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Hope to have you come and visit and follow soon!! :0)

Have a blessed rest of your week!!