Thursday, January 15, 2009

The same wavelength




I've kidded with Sara before that sometimes we think alike or that our ideas move in the same direction. After reading her cute post today I Hate Being a Penguin I went to check the mail. Would you just look at the cutest surprise we got in the mail? How could I not show them off. We sent our nieces Madi and Alex, gift cards to the American Doll store. And these were their thank-you notes. Madi did the top two, and Alex made the bottom one. Thank you girls for your pretty art work and kind words! Happy New Year to you as well! Your timing was perfect.

We've been in the midst of an Alberta clipper that has most of northern Minnesota in its firm grasp. We even started school two hours late this morning. I think the idea is for it to warm up a bit before we send the kids off to school. But sadly today, warming up amounted to a 7 degree difference, from a low of -29 to a downright balmier -22 currently :) The crazier part is the weather that is forecast for this weekend. We're supposed to have a high somewhere in the 30's! That is almost a 100 degree difference in the span of a couple of days. It'll be like early spring around here. You will literally see short sleeves and sneakers out and about. And smiles. Lots of cheery people freed from the oppressively cold weather and the confinement that accompanies it.



The boys wanted to be sure the "car was parked inside."  You know, protect it from the elements.




And they really hope to get back to "construction" soon on their snow forts. They at least got one of the really must have features finished. The chair. Never mind the roof, cuz what good is a snow fort without a place to rest from all of your "hard work?"

10 comments:

  1. This post and pictures made me giggle, super cute. Thanks for the photo by the way, I love getting surprises in the mail.

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  2. You are welcome. I am happy to have had the chance to get a current address. No shortage of things to laugh at with those two I tell ya!

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  3. That is so fantastic... we really ARE on the same wavelength... :)

    I love the shot of him in the snow chair... we used to build forts and furniture all the time. I told my mom today that I don't think we've had a winter like this since I was little; this is the kind of snow and cold I remember.

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  4. The snow chair! These snow pictures will never get old. I've never made or sat in a snow chair so seeing one is a treat for this Southerner. I'm freezing this morning and won't move out of bed...it's 12* here. I have errands to run and a spin class ... but I'm not sure I don't just want to stay snuggled in. I'd never leave the house if I was your neighbor!

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  5. Gitz, I agree. This is the winters of childhood. BTW, the boys are so excited. They saw something new about you and they BOTH have it in common with you! Can you guess? I'm guessing your mom didn't have mother's day celebrations all to herself some years?

    Robin,
    Colton has been sick. I have not left the house since Monday :) Although, I am a little stir-crazy. Hoping Colton can keep his fever down today : )

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  6. I love the photograph of the car being protected, "you know, from the elements." :) Great stuff.

    And of COURSE you can add me to your blogroll. I would be most honored.

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  7. They were both born on Mother's Day? I knew those kids were cool!

    :)

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  8. Will do Charlie! Thanks!

    Gitz, what a big birthday week bash we will have! We'll start on the 11th and tag you for the 13th and then we'll end on the 14th. And since Mother's day is the 10th, neither your mother or myself will have to share the day or give it up altogether which is normal for me :)

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  9. Oh my that garage is some kind of protective structure! I need one for my car! How precious. It is great that you have so much snow for them to enjoy.

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  10. We are a little blessed in the snow department... we'll be equally blessed in the water department come Spring! So fun to see you here Anita!

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