Friday, March 7, 2008

Snow and Darkness and Party Time!!

Welcome to the Manor Ultimate Blog Party people! Make yourself at home! Take a look around and get to know me and my family! I have 3 wonderful children ages 4, 2, and 12 weeks (as of today!!). My husband, who will certainly gain instant saint status upon reaching heaven for putting up with the likes of me, is a loan officer (let me know if you're buying a new house or need to get a home equity loan and I'll give you his number!) and loves to fly control line airplanes. I work part time as a preschool teacher and the rest of the time I'm home with my kiddos! I'm a cradle Catholic and LOVE my faith. It has only been recently that I came to this realization and I'm excited to share it. I'm always in search of great ways to share and explain the faith and it's riches to my children. I've found that there is not much good stuff on the net for very small children. If you have great ideas, please send them my way! I also like talking about my kids and lately have been sharing my struggles with weight loss after having 3 kids in 4 years!

So settle in. Go to the sidebars to find out more about the funny name of this blog. Introduce yourself via comments! And come back often!

Now for your viewing pleasure...Here are pictures of the blizzard that blew in yesterday and last night!

My front yard and car...


My backyard!


I know, I know...if you're from a place that gets actual snow then you're laughing your head off right now. But this is big time here in Big D! Big Bear wants to go out and build a snowman! I am trying to explain to her that there is not even enough to make a snowball. Poor dear. The sad thing is that several weeks ago I lost Big Bear's heavy coat and haven't found it. So she only has light jackets. Furthermore, I can't find any of our gloves. So...I don't think we'll be going out there anytime soon. I'm such a bad mom.

So instead, we're sitting in the darkness of my house. No, the electricity didn't go out during the big bad blizzard. For some reason, all of the light bulbs in my house have decided to go out at the SAME time. And we have NO light bulbs. Oh, and the milk is almost all gone and so is the juice. So, I'll either have to make the milk and juice stretch big time or pack the 3 kids up for my first trip to the grocery store with all 3 kids by myself. Hmmm....stretching it sounds good to me!

Well, that is it for now. I'd better get things done before Campo wakes up! I want to have time to go and visit some other party people later! Ta ta for now!

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37 comments:

happyhousewife said...

I laughed out loud when I read about your blizzard and then saw the pictures! What I am wondering is, did your whole town cease to operate because of the blizzard. I know when I lived in the south if it snowed more than 0.000001 of an inch they closed everything:)

Liz@thisfullhouse.com said...

Yeah, but we have had a pretty mild winter and you STILL got more snow than we did, here in Jersey.

Guess that's why 2 (out of 4) of my kids are home with the flu, I woke up with AND got my period, too.

Don't need more reason for a party, than that, yes?

Stevie said...

Happy - it actually wasn't too bad this time! Only a few school districts closed but lots of places opened late. The news covered it like it was a blizzard though! Overkill as usual!

Liz - Sounds bad! Hope you guys can salvage some of the weekend!

Wendy said...

BRRRR! We've had an especially mild winter in FL this year (not that it ever gets this bad anyway).
Hope you have a good time at the party!

Mzzterry said...

Hi Stevie, It is so nice to meet someone that lives close to me! I am from NE Texas! Snowed like that here today to. I was afraid my friends might not be able to make it to the PARTY!!!

Please, round up the fam and come visit my blog!!

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Natalie said...

I did laugh a little at your "blizzard," but I can understand why it would seem strange to someone not used to it. :) I'm struggling with weight loss after kids too. I want to lose it before we try for a third. I've started a new weight loss blog that I mention in my party post. :) If you want to visit my party the easiest way to find me is to click #9 on the 5MM linky. :)

Laurie said...

I love your backyard! Great Party! I hope you'll come visit mine too and enter my contest.

That Chick Over There said...

We don't get ANY snow, so I'm jealous of yours actually. :)

Elaine A. said...

Hey Stevie-
We have a lot in common, we are both Catholic, and we both live in the DFW area! Wow! Good to "meet" you! Looks like you had even more snow than we did! ; )

Come by and visit me if you get a chance!

penguinsandladybugs said...

I'll betcha we're neighbors! I had the same blizzard come my way =0) Keep partying!

Jennifer P said...

We're just a bit north of DFW and we got the same blizzard! There's actually still a few drifts in the shade...

Alyssa said...

WE got snow here in MIssissippi last night for the first time in probably 10 years. IT was more than shown in your picture but not anything compared to some folks.

corrin said...

I'll try to send you some of the snow that's stuck over Chicago right now!

MrsMomma said...

Stopping by to say hi! Love your 'blizzard'!

dolls123 said...

Have a great party.

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Boutique Flair said...

I'm happy to meet you! Congratulations on your newest lil blessing!

The Flying Monkeys said...

Great Blog party! I enjoyed your post and pictures! Come on by, have some food, and do some dancing!

DEB

Sprittibee said...

I'm with-ya, baby! Blizzard is anything with white! ;) I'm a native Texan and me and cold only go so far. Winter is my favorite season, strangely - but that is because I can have my little "blizzard" and then be done with it in just a few days.

Have you ever read that HILARIOUS story about the southerner who went North and had to live where it snowed? :) By the end of the seventh day of shoveling snow he had taken up cursing. :) LOL

I love snow - the kind you go visit! ;)

Happy partying!

miriama said...

Had to read your wheelbarrow story! LOL. Very amusing

Tracye said...

Oooooooo... snow....

Haven't seen it since '02, when all of South Texas was covered in it... and I pray every year for it!

Hello, fellow Texan!

Come visit; I have sweet tea!

www.tracyecakes.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

our husbands should speak and have a real life (not internet) working relationship. my hubby is an insurance agent in DFW! I knew as soon as i saw your blizzard pictures that you were a "neighbor"! come by for a visit (and there is a link to our office at the top right of my blog!)

Brandie said...

I did laugh when i saw your blizzard ... I thought I'd see piles and piles of snow LOL!
I hope by now you have light, and milk, and juice ;-) Enjoy the rest of the party!

laura said...

Go blog party!!

Diana Evans said...

great blog party!!!!!!!
nice to meet you!!! great party you have going on....

pop by my blog for some treats and a giveaway!!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Carol Van Rooy said...

I hope we can see the party food in the dark (HEHEHE)

Have a great party. Visit soon.

Terri H said...

Nice "blizzard." LOL

I remember my first snow here in WA. I had just moved here with my parents, I was 14, and we had three inches overnight. We could never figure out why school was closed.

Have fun in the party!

Tanja said...

Wonderful blizzard! We lived in Dallas a decade ago, but only for two years. I'm pretty sure it never got below 80 degrees the whole time we were there. :-) I loved it, though. Still miss it a bit. Happy partying.

The Single Mom said...

Hello Stevie! We get real snow here...it hasn't been too bad this year, but I totally know the days when you have a few flurries and the kids are ready to build a snowman! I also know losing all the gloves/mittens. I have finally submitted to the fact that we will not match when we go outside to play in the snow! LOL Hope you were able to get out and get some light bulbs, milk & juice! There's nothing worse than being 'snowed in' without supplies! LOL Have fun & enjoy the party! ;)

Debz said...

K well I'm not laughing but I'd trade climates anyday! Kids here have had 19 days off shool since Dec. 1st!!!!
Enjoy the party!

JaimeM said...

Great party happening here!

Love your "blizzard"! Down here in the Greater Austin area we have had zero blizzards or ice of any kind. Not like last year where the IKEA near us shut down for about three whole days when we had an ice storm. Funny how things are here.

Goodies for Mom said...

LOL at your blizzard. Nice to meet you!

Lois
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Dawn said...

Now that is my kind of snow storm! I will take that any day! In Colorado we can get a foot and more and nothing shuts down. I only remember one snow day as a kid. sad. Thanks for having the party. Congrats on your new addition!! stop by and say hi!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hi from an Aussie in Florida... My hubby and I are in the middle of a long, long wait for our daughter from China... have a great party... take care, party hearty and don't be a stranger...

DK said...

Hi Stevie - good to meet you! Just popping through on the Party Tour. Love the pics of your family :) Thanks so much for inviting us in; hope we didn't track up the carpet! Have fun and feel free to drop by my place.
DK
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Becoming Me said...

I see you still have your party going. I enjoyed your blog and think the name is awesome. I hope you post something new soon. I'd love to read it. Angela