Monday morning, we woke up to the remains of the ice storm the night before.. it was so pretty! 

My pictures definitely don't do the beauty of all the ice justice, especially when the sun was shining..
it was gorgeous!

Aidan & I had fun checking out the frozen trees..

We also lost power on Monday, and had to stay at Hotel Mom for two nights, 
it was FREEZING in our little house! 

Thanks for the great accommodations Mom! :)

Even though we were away from home for a few days, 
Aidan still made the best of it & loved all the ice from the ice storm! 


snow fun!

The snow here was all gone, until late this morning when we got showered with more! 
I was actually kind of happy about the snow, I'm not quite ready to give it all up yet! 

So, we had to go out & play in it! Aidan was happy to throw snowballs at Daddy..

..and at Mommy!

Making snow angels..

We had a great time just being around outside with Aidan.

I thought the snow looked pretty, especially on our old barn. 
I love that barn, it's going to be a sad day when it finally falls down! :(

Once the snow stopped, in came the freezing rain & it was time to go inside! 

The ice on the trees was so cool though, 
if it keeps up through the night, it'll be gorgeous outside tomorrow!


best valentine's day gift EVER!

Tony & I normally don't get each other much for Valentine's Day.. usually a box of chocolates (that I definitely don't need.. but oh, so good!) or I get him a little something silly.. nothing fancy, that's for sure!

This year, Tony got me the one thing that I have been wanting for years.. 
now I just need to learn how to use it! 

Aidan hasn't been very thrilled about Mommy following him around trying to take his picture all of the time.. love this pic of him trying to "shoot" me & get rid of me!

Oh well.. at least I have the kitties to take pictures of when Aidan isn't cooperating!

Thanks for the new camera honey, 



1. Would you rather be on ABC's Extreme Home Makeover or TLC's What Not To Wear? I'd definitely have to say Extreme Home Makeover. I rarely watch that show, but the ones I have seen are amazing.. turning the home into something absolutely different than before..
 yep, they can come to my house ANYTIME they want! :)

2. Do you have any tattoos? Yep, I have two. And I HATE them! If I could go back & change things, I would have never gotten them. I think that I was trying to be cool or something, and since I was finally old enough, 
it seemed like a bright idea to get them.. ugh. 
Anyways, I have a sun on my lower back & a ring of stars/stardust 
around my right ankle bone.

3. Do you tell your kids about things you did growing up? We haven't gotten that far on our parenting journey yet.. but I think that I would like to be as honest as possible with Aidan if he asks!  

4. If the traffic signal turns yellow, do you stop or speed up? If I'm in a hurry, I would definitely speed up!

5. What's your preference: chocolate or chips? 100% Chocolate.. how about chocolate chips? Yummmm :)


what the...? Wednesday

Is this normal for our 3 year old?

..Aidan is constantly wanting his clothes off to play, 
and lately he has been pretending to be a knight..

..but I have NO idea what the socks on his arms are for.

Oh, Aidan.. you are such a goof! :)

new addition

Remember that stray cat that wouldn't go away?

After a week of trying to get the word out about her being lost & having no response..

..we decided to keep her.

She is quite possibly the sweetest, most well behaved cat. EVER.

We are convinced that she was dropped off or abandoned, there's just no way that she could be a stray & be as loving as she is.. 

..we decided to name her Abby.

She's a keeper! :)



The howling winds, dropping temperature & buzz on the news was getting all of us here excited for the HUGE blizzard that was hours away from us the other day.. Aidan was looking out the window about every 10 minutes Tuesday night!

He was ready to go outside Wednesday morning to check out the snow,
although we waited til afternoon.. it was cold out there!

Loved how he could barely walk in the snow, he was trying to get to his slide.. it took him forever!

We have a bunch of drifts here, Aidan loved that his playset was drifted, he played in this little opening & had fun throwing snow at Mommy!

We had fun outside, but didn't stay out too long.. the wind was making our cheeks freeze!

After dinner last night, we had more fun with all the snow by making snow ice cream!

My little kitchen helper was so excited :)

Here's Aidan's snow ice cream:
(gotta have sprinkles!)

He loved it!