Snow Much Fun

Last weekend, we were blessed with 6-inches of snow – the most snow we’ve had in years (and the most my girls have ever seen). It was the heavy kind that sticks to the trees, blanketing everything in a gorgeous white. Perfect for making snowmen. I truly feel for those who lost power or had to drive on slick roads, but for us, we truly enjoyed the beauty and fun of it. (Now, almost a week later, I’m ready for the sun to peek out!) Here are a few favorites from the weekend.

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Photo of the Day: Twenty-three Months Old

In less than three weeks, Lil’ Miss K will be turning two. I frequently look back on where we were a year ago, and it’s hard to believe how much has changed. Last year she wasn’t walking yet, and now she’s jumping on a trampoline and running like a pro. A year ago she only said a few words; now she has a vocabulary of a few hundred words, speaks in sentences, and knows many songs by heart. What will the next year bring?

Here’s how she has changed since last month.

Here’s how she has changed since last year.

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Photos of the Day: Blizzard of Oz

I’ve heard the snowstorm that blew through the Midwest yesterday referred to as the Blizzard of Oz. We have crazy weather in Missouri, but this was a lot of snow. As in, a foot of snow. I’m so grateful that I was able to work from home the last two days rather than venture out on the treacherous roads. It made the falling snow much more peaceful. I didn’t even mind helping my husband shovel the driveway this morning. Here are a few shots from around our house.

Design Project | Fun Christmas Card

You may recall that I did portraits for this couple a couple of months ago. At the end of the photo session, they broke out their “ugly Christmas sweaters” and an antique sled for some fun Christmas card photos. Unfortunately (or fortunately, since it was October) there was no snow on the ground. After a bit of work in Photoshop, this is the card I developed for them. I love their fun-loving spirits and creativity!

Photo of the Day: Snowy Spring, Not So Uncommon

We’ve all been complaining about how unusually cold & snowy this spring has been so far. How many of you in the Midwest remember that it snowed this time two years ago? Yep, I was going through my archives and came upon this photo to prove it. Luckily we had a nice warm up today!

My husband scraping snow off his car exactly two years ago (March 28, 2011)

Photo of the Day: I Hope the First is the Last

This is the first snowstorm in our new home. I was hoping it wouldn’t come until next winter; now I just hope it’s the last one until next winter. The funny thing is that we never owned a snow shovel at our apartment, and since all the hardware and garden stores are prepped for spring, no one has them for sale. We’re now proud owners of a “manure shovel,” which will hopefully work great for snow removal and never manure removal.

The beginnings of a late March snowstorm in Kansas City

Photo of the Day: Spring or Snow?

I won’t even express my opinion about yesterday’s snow and the eight more inches expected to pound Kansas City tomorrow. At the end of March. During Spring. Ok, maybe there was a little bit of opinion in that statement. But here’s a photo of beautiful spring daffodils … in the snow.

A vase of daffodils rests in the snow