Monday, December 1, 2008

Reason #437

Why do I love being a school teacher in Michigan? SNOW DAYS!!!! We got DUMPED on overnight, so that phone call at 5:38 this morning (yes, it was at that time) was heaven sent. However, I was so excited that I couldn't go back to sleep. Typical. I went downstairs to eat something because it's normal to be hungry at 6:24 in the morning (yes, it was that time). When I looked outside, this is what I saw...
My backyard

My front yard
My "I'm SO Ansel Adams" picture
My neighbor was outside yesterday putting up his Christmas lights. Poor little tree. You can barely see her pretty little glow...

And of course...

Honey, do you think we should bring in the deck furniture? Fine. I'll let him use the surgery as an excuse--this year. He can't lift anything over 15 pounds (my left arm just made the cut), and I am incapable of lifting anything unless it's a new piece of furniture I want put into place.
Onto a game! Oooh a game! Can you guess what this is? I didn't say it would be a hard game. I can't post about it yet (I'll explain later), but I'm excited about it. She's cute, eh?

61 comments:

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

Love the snow pictures!!

I think the glass jar with the things inside is your version of a advent calendar. Am I right :)?

Lacy said...

How cool are those pictures Asel? I hope you had a cozy, extra day off. Not too many snow days for these Texas teachers!

Nancy said...

yep, an advent calendar AND I'm soooo jealous of the snowfall. We do NOT get that in central Alabamer ha ha but a girl can dream and hope!!

Amber said...

Wow, look at all that snow!! Oh my goodness. I don't think I could survive there in Michigan. Seriously. I just quit wearing flip flops this week. And I might even wear them again next week!

I love that glass jar! So pretty. And I can't wait to find out what the game is. :)

Jodi said...

The trees look gorgeous!

Ky said...

Yep, very pretty advent jar for sure. How clever!

LOOOOOVE the snow pictures. Sigh. Here in FL, we get *gasp* hurricane days, can you believe it? They are not nearly as fun or beautiful as snow days.

Ky
Who is now homesick for her childhood days in Massachusetts

Tanya said...

I LOVE the first snow! It's so beautiful! I'm sure we'll look like that soon here. We already have some...

I just emailed you. Have a GREAT day!

Jodee Leader said...

Holy cow! That is alot of snow! I love snow days too!

emily said...

That deck furniture looks swollen! We lived in Michigan for a year or so. I do miss real snow falls like this. I have that same apothocary jar!! Too bad I can't spell apothocary.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Happy Snow Day! We actually got some snow here in Chicagoland too. Not as much as you, but enough to be nice and lovely.

Southern Gal said...

Snow! I live in the South. No snow except on rare occasions. Your jar is an advent calendar. I'm jealous. I was looking at the lady's site who suggested that (from Martha, I think) and was so inspired. But, I wasn't inspired enough to find the matchboxes.

Enjoy the snow and your advent calendar!

Sarah said...

I love those pictures! Enjoy your snow day!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..you must of had a lot of snow to have school canceled in MI..I lived there my whole childhood and I can almost count the days it was canceled! Have fun and enjoy!!!

Advent calendar?
-sandy toes

Angela said...

We have a snow day today too! We don't have nearly as much snow as you have (more of a dusting), but just a little bit can cause school to be cancelled here in Southeastern Kentucky (snow+mountain roads=not good for buses). I don't know who gets more excited about snow, my students or me!
Enjoy your day off!

Tricia Anne said...

Your very own winter wonderland! How beautiful! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

so so jealous, we got not so much snow but mixture and driving was yuck...so wanted a snow day but nada worked ...but winter has just started and school is not over until May;-)

Jackie said...

I'm loving the pictures of the yard... so cool. Glad u had the day off. We get "hurricane days" in the summer. =)

Jessica said...

What an adorable advent calendar!

Betsy said...

It has been a long, long time since I have seen that much snow. Beautiful but I can imagine dreadful too. I am thinking advent calendar...and a really cute one at that.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh. Be still my heart. How luscious is that! And snow days...I love snow days!

Advent calendar in a jar??

Rambling Girl said...

Gosh I wish I had some pretty snow but at least I can have it through you! Thanks for sharing and if you have more give us southerners some more of these.

The jar...no clue but so cute!

Natalie said...

You keep the snow and I'll take the uber cute advent calendar! haha

Snow sure is pretty though. But cold...so very, very cold.

Mrs. S said...

I am beyond jealous. It does not snow in Texas, it just ices and then gets really dangerous on the roads.

Have a good snow day!!

Joelle said...

wow those are beautiful pictures! i am still waiting on our first snow!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

WOW coming from a place where there is NO SNOW... that is beautiful!
The jar has me curious too!

The Berry's Patch said...

Beautiful! I would never get to see snow if it wasn't for blogging. :-)

Ginny said...

Wow, you got hit hard. We just got a light dusting here (Macomb County). My 11 year old keeps hoping for a snow day, lol.

Love that jar, adorable! Looks like a cute advent calender. My girls just get store bought :)

The Momma said...

That looks like my backyard right about now! Not so fun when your little one still has school today.. :(

Loving the advent calendar! I just used a similar ribbon to line a shelf I made...Don't you love adding a little ribbon to everything? Very cute- I may have to steal the idea, really. :)

Emily said...

Mmmmm, let me see. An Advent Calendar. Although I rarely get a chance to comment you always make me laugh and I love your blog.

Ashley said...

Wow! Summers off AND snow days!!! You are a lucky girl!! Beautiful photos!

keeper of the chocolates said...

oh my gosh. living in so cal my entire life, i can barely grasp that you live in this stuff! it is so lovely my heart skips a beat! we get a little fog rolling in now and then, that's about all the excitement around here!

can't wait to see what that cute little jar is all about :)

xoxo
shelbi

Lorrie said...

oooh, a snow day! What fun. I hope you're making the most of it with cozy drinks and enjoyable activities.

I love, love, love your snow pictures and I'm jealous.

Lorrie

becca watson said...

I love all the snow! I miss having snow every year..

Jess said...

advent jar? I hope that snow is coming our way....we are ready here in the NorthEast! Beautiful Thanksgiving table....can't wait to see your Christmas table!~jess

Jessica said...

advent calendar made with matchboxes??

i made a matchbox Christmas tree a few years ago!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Look at that snow! Hopefully you get to stay inside today with your hot cocoa & slippers. Pretty jar. It looks like another advent calendar, yes?

Shannon said...

Gorgeous snow pics! Very Ansel!

An Advent calendar maybe? So cute!

H P Austin said...

I think it is the cutest advent calendar I have ever seen. Too cute!

Heidi said...

Ooo How fun, It makes me want to put on a bug fluffy coat with some warm wooly mittens, grab a sled and make a mess in the perfection of the scenery!

Actually it disturbs me to wreck a perect snowfall by walking in it. We got a bit of snow as well, only after some freezing rain though...grr. Made the drive to waork just a bit more EXCITING shall we say!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Wow, all that snow! Its so beautiful!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That snow is so beautiful! I love to look at it, but I don't know if I could handle living in it. This Mississippi girl has never experienced anything like that. We get a few little flurries every couple years and the whole town shuts down. It's really quite comical!

p.s. LOVE that glass jar! Is it an advent calendar game?

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I forgot to ask where you found the match boxes and the gorgeous apothecary jar? MUST.HAVE.THEM.BOTH.

Erin said...

What a cute jar! Your snow looks very Christmasy. We haven't had any snow yet this year. I am not complaining though. We are usually dumped on by now.

Jenny S said...

I want snow!!!!!!! Send some our way!! NC needs it!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yea for SNOW DAYS, but you seriously couldn't get back to sleep? I can SO give you lessons on that one. :)

Mindy said...

Ditto...ditto...ditto...and ditto! :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Awww, a winter wonderland! We just don't see that down here in the South & it sure is pretty. For about 2 days, that is. Enjoy!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Chris,
The snow pictures are so pretty!

Looks like an advent calendar?

Natalie Jane said...

Yes. This is what a snow day should look like. Yesterday they canceled school down here in Tennessee. For a chance....of flurries.

I am not kidding.

I need to get home to Washington State where people aren't so sissy about wintertime.

Angie said...

Hi! I'm visiting for the first time. You have a great blog. I love your fun style.

AndreaLeigh said...

Wow, what gorgeous pictures! I wish we got snow like that here.

HouseMama said...

Do tell what that cute jar will be used for!

Cheryl Wray said...

Your snow pictures are gorgeous! Down South, we don't get much snow...but we can still dream!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Just found out about your talents thru Sunday Baker!
Great Post, Love your Blog... :-)

Tara said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love all those snow covered trees!!

(I'm cracking up at your 15 lb arm joke - tee, hee!)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love the snow pictures. My daughter, her husband and my new little grandgirl are moving to Michigan after Christmas. (boohoo) so I hope to visit lots. Beautiful shots of the snow!

Lidy

Denise K. said...

LOVED your snowy pictures and scrolling down on your blog to see all your BEAUTIFUL decorating!!! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas! :-) What grade do you teach? I used to teach 3rd grade and LOVED it!! :-)

Blarney said...

Snow day here Monday too ~ tossed it over the lake for you to enjoy! Stop over on Monday I got a fun teacher post going on. ;)

ka1t_lyn said...

Funny, and true story. The man responsible for calling "snow days" in my high school's school district drove a Hummer and lived three houses down from his office.

Thus, we never. had. a. SINGLE. snow. day. In Michigan! For four years.

So very gorgeous, glad you got some time off :)

Stephanie said...

What beautiful pictures of the snow! I'm jelous! I love the snow although I don't know that I would want to LIVE in it!

Life'sJourney said...

I'm in Michigan, too. We also had a snow day last monday and I am hoping for another one this week....maybe?? Love to stay in with the kids and not have to go anywhere!!

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