Monday, January 5, 2009

Snow Day

This was the state of our truck on Lord's Day morning in Kirkland. We had stayed the night at Mom J's and had decided to brave her hill to go to meeting. There was a much smaller crowd at the meeting room but we had a very nice time.

Bri all dolled up.

The Nuggets were there with their parents as well. Doc now works a bit in the Seattle area as well as his vet practice in their home town.

We went out for lunch at one of the only open restaurants in Kirkland- Burger King! We stayed there for quite a while enjoying the company of a few families that joined us and then we went to Sallad and Grace's for the rest of the day as gospel meeting that night was canceled. As you can see in this photo, Bri is quite the crawler now.

It snowed and snowed and snowed!

Sallad made snow ice cream and it was so yummy!

It was a lot creamier than I thought it was going to be. The cream partially melts the snow and the snow partially freezes the cream and you end up with ice cream!

Sallad's Snow Ice Cream

1 c. Half & Half
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
5 c. of fresh, clean snow

Combine all ingredients and enjoy!!

The next day we set out on a mission to pick up our dear friend LeAnne. Her flight out of Sea-Tac airport was canceled, which made it impossible for her to make her connection. She had to stay home from a cruise! So many people were helping her try and catch a different flight but the airlines were all booked up because of all the cancellations. We picked her up at a friends house and took her for coffee and shopping. Don't those things always help when you are feeling down?!

Right beside Starbucks was a yarn shop that shares the name of a friend!

"Will it ever stop?"
"GROUNDED: Cancellations, delays leave weary travelers stuck at Sea-Tac."
LeAnne is on the phone with the airline in this photo.

"Jon Crawford hits a jump on his way down Queen Anne Avenue North as the snow continues to fall on Sunday." (I don't know this guy.) On Saturday evening The Mr. had done a lot of sledding down the road that leads to L&P's house. They live at the top of a 1/2 mile long hill! On Lord's Day evening we saw snowmobiles as well as a snowboarder being pulled behind a truck. It was pretty uncommon weather for the area and since many roads were impassible, they were being used for recreation instead!


  1. Mmm that ice cream looks so yummy!
    And the snow, I only wish we would get a dump like that with mild weather. We havent been out yet this winter. No snowmen or lazy walks in the evening. It is just too cold.

    Skiing in the city, I can only imagine the fun!

  2. haha! nice pics! and thanks again for picking me up!

  3. Okay, the snowcream looks good--and also remarkably like mashed potatoes : )


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