January Snow

In the month of January, we’ve had two large snowfalls (6+ inches). The first was a very heavy, wet snow that created the most beautiful winter scene as the snow hung to the branches of the trees. The second snowfall was a light, fluffy snow but was covered by a layer of ice that made playing in the snow more like an ice skating adventure for our kids. They liked pretending the front steps were a slide.

March Moments

March brought our only snow storm of the winter season. It was beautiful. John loves snow, and I felt so bad because he was in Chicago for work and missed it all. He hadn’t traveled at all since David was born, and of course the first week this snow-lover was gone we had a snow storm.


March also brought a new experience for David (aside from snow). He ate solid food for the first time. His first experience was with pumpkin, which I think is quite fitting since he was born in October. He has pretty much been accepting of all solid food. The only thing he seemed unsure about was mashed up bananas. I’m wondering it if was the texture he didn’t feel comfortable with, since the bananas were mashed and not pureed.


I didn’t realize how many bibs we had been gifted until I pull them all out. I found six more after I took this picture.

March also brought my and John’s last visit to the Washington DC Temple for the next two+ years while it’s closed for renovations. I wrote about our experience on The Faith Friends blog. For those living in the DC area, once the renovations are complete, the Temple will be opened for tours before it is re-dedicated.


And finally, in less than one week, our little guy will be half a year old…crazy!



Snowzilla: Winter Storm Jonas 2016

All in all we got at least 30 inches of snow this weekend. The crazy thing about this storm wasn’t just the amount of snow fall, but was also the wind that accompanied the storm. To put this in perspective, our apartment comlpex has a covered garage, yet many cars inside are covered in inches of snow that was blown in during the storm.

We spent our weekend safely indoors. We watched many episodes of Leverage (my favorite show on Netflix), played multiple rounds of card games, cooked/baked, and even put up our new headboard that’s been sitting in a box. Below are some pictures from Snowzilla 2016.


Our “roasting fire.” It made us feel cozy, and it even made fire crackle sounds 🙂

We parked John’s uncle’s van in our visitor parking while he is overseas. As the snow fell, we watched it get more and more covered.

The van once all the snow had fallen.


This is inside our parking garage on Saturday afternoon. I wish we would have taken a picture this afternoon. It was way worse today.




We put up our headboard, and I love it.

John taught me how to play Skip-Bo.

John took this video Saturday afternoon to send to his family.