Friday, January 31, 2014

From my Front Porch ~ January 31, 2014

Welcome back to my weekly series, From my Front Porch, where I share updates from my home and family. My hope is that you'll fix yourself a cup of coffee or tea and imagine us sitting together on my front porch, chatting about life and catching up on the latest news!  I hope you'll join me each Friday on My Front Porch!  

Good News . . . my sweet husband bought us a new coffee maker!  So, I'm back in the coffee business!  :)  So, I have my cup of hot, creamy coffee in hand, but I'll confess  . . . I'm sitting by the warm fire to bring you today's Front Porch update!  :)

The big news from this past week has been the weather.  

Monday was one of those absolutely perfect days!  Neither hot nor cold, not too humid, just perfectly pleasant!  So, I got out and took a walk and enjoyed the beautiful, spring-like weather!

But, by Tuesday this was our forecast:

Kids and adults alike were excited about the prospect of SNOW here on the Georgia coast!!  :)  Many from this area have never even seen snow!  (The last time it snowed here was 1989!)  Of course, the grocery store managers were the most excited, as everyone rushed out and bought up all the bread and milk!!  :)

Would you believe that based on just the prediction of snow, schools and even some businesses were closed on Wednesday?!?  :D  I know you readers from the north and the midwest just choked on your coffee, and are holding your sides in laughter!  :)  But that's how it is here in the deep, deep south!  :)

My kids woke up early on Wednesday morning and looked outside, full of anticipation, but there was nothing but the steady spattering of raindrops, so they went back to bed, disappointed!

Later, they got up and did their school work and sipped on hot chocolate, full of anticipation of the snow still in the forecast.  The neighbor children were out of school, so I excused Matt and Bethany early to go play with them.  

As the day wore on, our hopes of snow gradually faded.  Still, we held out a glimmer of hope when we saw this forecast:

But, sadly we never saw any fluffy, white snowflakes drift from the sky (although some of our friends a few miles away did).  We got a bit of sleet and a cold, miserable rain, and that was all.  Nevertheless, we took advantage of our "snow day" to stay snuggled up inside and enjoy a lazy, cozy day!  :)

We should be back up into the 70's this weekend, which is good since I have an outdoor Lilla Rose event scheduled!  Speaking of Lilla Rose, today is the last day to order the January FOTM, the stunning peacock flexi.  The February FOTM will be released tomorrow!  The best way to see the new flexi as soon as it is released each month is to check my Lilla Rose Facebook page.

Today is my sweet daughter-in-law Abby's birthday!  This is a recent picture of her and my son, Joe.  It's hard to believe that they've been married for 7 months already!  Aren't they the cutest couple??  :)

Well, those are the highlights of my week!  I'd love to hear about your week!

Thanks for stopping by my front porch for a visit! I'd love for you to take a moment to "sign my guest book" (leave a comment!) so I can know that you stopped by and enjoyed your visit!  Please join me again next Friday on my front porch!  (In case you're wondering, my friend, Lori, has been too busy for front porch chats, as she has been immersed in planning and preparing for her first wedding! I hope she'll be back soon!)


Lois said...

i am sorry you all didn't see snow! Over here in central MS we actually did have snow! Tues morning it snow lightly all morning, just enough to start staying on the ground and make it feel all wintry. Also, it has been so cold this week that there was ice skating on some of the fish ponds in the area! My children absolutely LOVED that!! Another rarity that we all treasured, knowing it could be a few years again.

Mama Fry said...

Tuesday, I was one of those who watched the Birmingham fiasco take place. It was neat to see all the snow and by 10:45 knew it was not slowing down. Even though I homeschool, we have family and friends that are part of the public school system. The nightmare that took place over the next 2 hours sealed the fate of many families. Kids not able to get home, roads impassable and issue after issue. We had good friends that had children at school and spouse's at work till after lunch on Wednesday. So, we took a snow week and watched several public school children who had no school today.

busymomof10 said...

Lois, I'm glad y'all got to enjoy a little snow! But Mama Fry, I'm sorry you got to experience the nightmare of so much snow!!! I was not as familiar with the fiasco in Birmingham as the similar scenario in Atlanta, where all the school kids and many businesses closed at the same time and jammed the highways with additional traffic, which on top of the snowy, icy roads created quite a Nightmare! So grateful my family was all safe at home! And very Grateful that I don't have to deal with snow storms on a regular basis!! :)

Crystal Green said...

I'm here in SC. We actually did get a bit of snow. However, it wasn't as much as we got six years ago. I know parts of GA got snow. I'm sorry to hear that you and your's didn't get to see it.
It's nice to see snow when it's a rare thing to happen. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

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