Blizzard 2011

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who voted in last week's poll. Your feedback is very much appreciated and I simply cannot wait to put all these findings to work. Our next pattern release is already well under way and I'm happy to report that a lot of your requests are already being addressed, but in the following one we hope to get to the rest of the requests. This is all so fun! (a lot of work, but tons of fun!)

Well, I don't know about you, but Jon and I have been spending A LOT of quality time with our kids this week. Unless you've been living under a rock (and believe me, sometimes I feel that way) you most likely have heard all about the BLIZZARD OF THE CENTURY! We totally predicted it was going to disappoint, but believe you me, it lived up to all that hype. We picked up the kids from school Monday afternoon and already the snow was coming down by the bucketfuls and the wind gusts were out of this world. All I can say is that I was extremely thankful for our brand new tires and for a hubby that can take command of the road like nobody's business (this tropical girl would've crashed into someone in no time!)

This was the view from the passenger seat on the way to school that Monday afternoon...


The next 3 days were spent here at home doing some mega cooking, mega baking, mega dancing, mega Wii playing and lots of mega sleeping. Oh and crossing our fingers that the power would stay on so we could do all of the above, well, except the mega sleeping.

After a major case of cabin fever I insisted we go outside and brave the circumstances today but I was pleasantly surprised when we saw clear skies and the sun shining brightly through the snow covered branches... it was the calm after the storm.

The girls immediately wanted to climb this mega snowdrift in front of our house. This thing is taller than me!! (yes, I know, bring on the short jokes.)


Queens of the mountain!


Don't let these smiling faces and the sun rays fool ya... the temps were still in single digits! I only stayed out long enough to snap these few shots then my little (ehem!) Costa Rican butt ran back inside as fast as it could...






This was the view out our back door. Yes, the snow is almost up to the top of that table and our grill -- the same one that was ice skating all by itself on the porch at the beginning of the storm -- is now buried somewhere under all that! I guess we won't be grilling for a while...


I know this storm affected lots of you out there, so I am sending big hugs and warm wishes across all of the Midwest and Northeast regions!!! Tomorrow, it's back to school for the kids and back to work for us!! Can't wait!


  1. Way cute photos...looks like fun! I'm in Florida, so no snow in sight.


  2. Oh my goodness, those girls need some snowpants! I did think of a new use for your knits though, My 9yo (boy) fav warmest hat is one that is yarn knitted like your girls have and then lined with interlock!

  3. I don't know what I'd do if I had to experience that! It's sunny and in the 80s in Hawaii and I never have remorse for our lack of seasons. I'm all for year-round summer!

  4. haha... they each have like 3 pairs of snow pants but they refuse to wear them. Sophie doesn't like how they feel and Sydney doesn't like how they look. girls, girls, girls!

  5. Diane and Kim, I know what you mean... I grew up in Costa Rica and then lived the next 15 years in Florida! This is all fairly new to me. Sometimes I hate it and sometimes I love it. I especially love Fall when the air is cool and crisp but still the temps are manageable. The changing of the seasons is fine with me, I just wish they'd change a little faster! LOL!!

  6. I don't think I would leave my house for months! I'm in Yuma AZ and its warmmmm in the winter here. So glad they had fun and that you got lots of family time!

  7. Anonymous6:10 AM

    You know, Patty, I do adore your talent of taking pictures. They look always so right ... not just what it shows but also the quality

    Liebe Gruesse



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