Nashville blizzard!

I am super behind on posting Christmas and New Year’s pictures, but I just can’t let today pass without dumping my photos of Nashville’s epic snow day. As of 3:30 this afternoon, we had 6-7 inches of beautiful, powdery stuff in our yard, and it’s still falling at 10 p.m. Corin and I spent most of the day outdoors, except for a couple-hour break midday to cuddle up with a movie. Lina played some, too, and liked aspects of the experience. She did not enjoy any part of getting snow in her face: not an inopportune face plant, brother’s snow balls, or the wind that picked up this evening. Jon had to work most of the day but got in a few runs down our backyard hill on his snowboard before supper. We ended with homemade tomato soup and cornbread.

It was a magical, magical day.

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First thing in the morning

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For the record, this kid went sledding with the neighbors while mommy built the snowman.

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I named him Casper.

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Tasting snow

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Wearing the backpack she felt was necessary for the outing

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Lina, meet Casper; Casper, Lina.

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Heading down the street

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Yes, we’re still alive over here

I have been an absolutely abysmal blogger of late. I apologize. It’s not for lack of happenings around here. I solemnly promise more to come soon.

For now, I leave you with a few photos from the last week or two, taken with my birthday present – a new Canon Rebel T3i with the 18-55 kit lens. My old camera was around 10 years old and had Issues. (Anyone want a Rebel XTi? Cause I got one you can have cheap.) Anyway, I am greatly appreciating my humble upgrade. I’m also fervently hoping this was the last snow and ice storm of the season.

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What? You don’t mow your lawn in the snow?

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At least more snow means more use for my fun Christmas boots.