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10 on Tuesday

Ok, I have news. I was wrong. Kind of. It did snow yesterday. It started at about 7 last night and seemed to accumulate pretty quickly. When Oklahoma State called off classes for today, rumor’s started flying that Stillwater Public Schools would soon do the same. From the looks of what was happening outside there didn’t seem any way that we would be going to class today. Finally, at about 10:00pm the SPS website announced that we would be having a snow day. Woohoo! I was wrong about the meteorologists being wrong and I didn’t care one little bit. We were getting a snow day people!!!!

Here’s the thing, by about noon today it was gone. In fact, the treacherous driving conditions during this mornings commute consisted of damp streets. That was it. I saw one Mom tweet about her son looking outside this morning and being afraid that “they could change their mind”. Thank goodness they can’t!

So what do you do on a snow day when there’s pretty much no snow? Here’s how our family spent the day!

1. We slept in. Yep. Well, Madi and I did. Brad had to get up and go to work and everyone else was up by about 8:00 cause they’re weird. But Madi and I? We got our sleep on y’all.

2. Senior pictures. You might remember that I am doing a mini-session for Madi every month since this is her senior year. I’ve only done sneak peeks for August and September. The other months are all just sitting waiting for me to work on them. Soon, little images, soon. I’ve been dying to do a session in the snow and the only 2 times that it has done anything, it’s melted super fast so I figured today would be perfect. Here’s where sleeping in is bad. By the time Madi and I got up the snow was pretty much gone. We were determined though and drove around until we found a little area that had been sheltered by the sun and we got February pictures done!

3. Had a great time giggling at the Facebook posts about our blizzard. I do know that a lot of the state got dumped on and have lost power and had all sorts of awful problems. I’m not making light of that situation at all. But I did get a good giggle from some of my local friends who obviously felt the same way that I did about the blizzard here in Stillwater.

4. Shop. I’m trying not to do so much of this but it’s not working. Here’s the thing, I’ve lost some weight and I have a wedding in Illinois this weekend where the high is going to be 29 and the ground will be covered in snow. None of my pants fit me. So I really didn’t have a choice but to go shopping. Right? Madi and I went after her mini-session and hit a few stores and now we both have something to wear that we won’t freeze in. Hopefully.

5. Work. Sadly, my boss didn’t cancel work. ;) I’m SO close to being done with all of my editing. I currently just have 2 weddings to finished editing and 1 maternity session. Woo. Hoo. I have a lot of personal things to edit as well but to be that close to being caught up with my paid work is pretty much awesome sauce. While finishing up a gallery today I found this gem that I took of Sadie while waiting for a senior to change. Love those eyeballs!

6. Clean/Organize. Ok, not really. I had huge plans to finish organizing the study and while I did sort through a couple things I didn’t really make the dent I had hoped to. I’m praying that I can get that done next week when I’m back. We are in the process of putting our house on the market again and it’s just never going to happen if I don’t just get busy!

7. Paint the boat. Blog post of “the boat” coming soon. Long story short, my son is anticipating a flood. Kidding. He is however building a boat in the garage and today was a big day in that it’s time to paint. He talked Teagan into helping him and the two of them got the first coat on her.

8. Run. Not me, are you crazy?! Actually, I am planning on getting back into running soon. Not yet though. One of us did take the time to hit the treadmill and get stretched this afternoon though. You go girl!

9. Psych marathon. My family loves watching Psych. If you’ve never seen it then you’re missing out. Eli actually got the girls hooked on it and now they get on Netflix and enjoy episodes even when he’s not around. There was also some homework going on in here too. (Ignore my unmade bed. The kids had a snow day and got comfy in my room!)

10. Enjoy being together! That’s the best part of a snow day. Everyone home and together. And while we weren’t really “stuck”, we still spent the day enjoying the presence of those we love. Nothing beats that!

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10 on Tuesday

I resisted it for a long time. I thought it sounded dumb. A bunch of guys with big long beards that make duck calls? No thanks. Just not my thing.

If you haven’t been hiding under a rock then you probably know that I’m referring to the reality show Duck Dynasty. We’d heard several friends talk about it but hadn’t watched an episode yet. That was probably nearly a year ago now. Because we finally did watch it just to see what all the hub bub was about. And, it didn’t take long for us to get hooked. Nope, not long at all. Jack.

You see, there was a time when I enjoyed reality tv shows. They are like a train wreck, you don’t want to look but you just can’t stop. Right? I’ve given up on most of them at this point because let’s be honest…they can be pretty trashy. Duck Dynasty though? Love. It. They don’t have to bleep out any bad words, they end every show with a prayer around the family dinner table, and it keeps me in stitches! Now granted, a lot of it seems pretty staged but I don’t even care. Cause it’s still hilarious. And of all of the characters I think I have to laugh the hardest at Uncle Si. He just cracks me up. I’ve chosen 10 of my favorite Si quotes for today’s post. Although if today was Thursday I might have to do a Thousand on Thursday. There’s just that much funny coming out of this guy!

1. “One time, in Vietnam, I saw a grizzly bear ridin’ a scooter”.

2. “I am the MacGyver of cooking. If you bring me a piece of bread, cabbage, coconut, mustard greens, pigs feet, pine cones…and a woodpecker, I’ll make you a good chicken pot pie.”

3. There are too many hilarious quotes in this clip to even count! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWkyPdfFnZo[/youtube]

4. “Hey, the difference between a cold donut and a hot donut is I can eat 6 cold ones and 48 hot donuts, that’s the difference.”

5. “I’m like a Arethra Franklin. Don’t get any R-S-P-E-C-T ’round this joint!”

6. Si on making Miss Kays apron, “I’m a jack of all trades and I’m a renaissance man. There’s nothing I can’t do!”
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR7QrpZJ7xA[/youtube]

7. “I gotta work with what I got, its called improv-isavation”

8.. I mean, what do you even say about this? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh8OPTC6tH8[/youtube]

9. Every single time I see this one I laugh out loud. Seriously. “That thang tastes terrible. Good. NESS!” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_rnvkEHG6c[/youtube]

10. This is pretty much my philosphy. I mean, who doesn’t love a great nap?! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGAKJdsrdVo[/youtube]

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10 on Tuesday

It’s February and I’ve got Valentine’s Day on my mind. So, this week I’m linking back to my Valentines Day post from last year. Why? Because I can. Also, because it was officially a top 8 and I’m here to throw in 2 more!

So visit my 10 on Tuesday post from 2.14.12 to find my top 8 Valentine’s Day ideas on Pinterest. And enjoy these final 2 ideas that you may or may not see coming from our house this year!

1. After seeing my friend Shannon post a picture of some incredibly cute Valentine’s that she purchased I decided I should probably do something with test tubes. LOVE them! Actually, I should probably just buy them like my friend Shannon did. Especially since my friend Tara just told me today as I was agonizing over my to-do list that maybe Valentine’s weren’t a necessity. Who am I kidding though. You know I’m going to do them anyway. So I found this on Pinterest and will possibly be making a version of it for my Teagan to give to her friends.

2. Guys, seriously. How adorable are these?! And I just happen to have supplies to make them since I’m a PACK RAT and buy stuff for projects that never get made and then forget I have them and buy more. I’m telling you, it’s an endless cycle.

So there you have it, the final 2 from a year ago. Maybe I’ll get it together and make these for the little girls to give out. Wait. What’s today? The 5th? That means Valentine’s Day is really soon. Hmmmmm, I may need to rethink that!

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